Tales of Anatolian Shepherds : A Turkish Dog

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Location: Boston, MASS

Friday, June 30, 2006

Save a Groundhog Day

Groundhogs can climb trees! Around here all critters are fair game. Hannah is one very slick huntress. She can sit in wait on the edge of the hill in total darkness waiting for a mark. Once she senses a critter has breached HER property, like a heat seeking missile, fly down hill through the woods and fell a raccoon, opossum, skunk or groundhog in one quick grab to the neck. She finds squirrel and groundhog quite tasty too. :)
One lucky groundhog was fortunate enough to get a head start on her.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Babe and The Bug

Per Semavi Ladies request, we'll flash back a year to Babes first encounter with BIG bugs.
I dont know what U call these giant things but like Lobster, they are pretty hard shelled and have pincers. Babe was fascinated with this giant thing crawling across the floor but wasnt quite so savvy then......... After much studying, sniffing and poking, the bug decided to pinch back!
I just love Hannah's expression sitting back and watching the whole event. Ho Hum, she'll learn.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Crustacean Invasion!

Here in New England, one of our great pleasures come summer time is Lobster. YUM!
I had stopped by the market on the way home and they were having a sale so decided to splurge. Babe is the resident busybody and has to inspect everything including anything I come home with. Imagine the interest in a bag making its own movements! Enter Hannah and Zoran to see whats so exciting. I decided to let the dogs have a looksee and put the feisty little things on the floor. Im not sure Ive ever seen such fascination from them and they certainly didnt know what to make of them at first. It was rather cute watching them investigate and then settle 'round. When I finally picked them up, they all ran around the house in a mad search, where did the critters go! The fascination continued through dinner and they surrounded me as well. No doggie treats on this meal!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Old Glory Zoran. Proud Daddy sez ' Yo, Im the man!'

Night Watch's Leydi Ana being a perfect mom.

After 2 stressful days for both Ana and her humans, finally, on June 11th, 8 beautiful babies were born at Watchful Eyes Anatolians! http://home.bellsouth.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=16&groupid=72562&ck=
5 boys and 3 girls.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Mr. Mookie!

The fabulous Mr. Mook at one year of age. Mook is a full brother to Babe. He is a beautiful blue fawn Anatolian Shepherd. He too specializes in demolition. :)
His other job is a family/farm guardian and lives with dogs, cats and horses.

Mook and his little buddy 'Ruby' the Australian Shepherd. He's being bratty here and nibbling on her so he can steal the limelight for the photo shoot.
But Ruby takes no guff and has been known to deck the boy on occasion.
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Friday, June 09, 2006

The Babe

Babe smiles with the good news. We got back Babes prelim report from OFA today. Hips and elbows good!
She'll celebrate in her usual 'Joie de Vie' attitude with her favorite pastime, demolition work! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Uriel in December

Uriel taking a break in the barn. Shes in training as a full time Alpaca guardian. Posted by Picasa

A Bad Tree Day

Much worse than a bad hair day! More results of our thankfully now passed, bad weather. A nice woodsy lot isnt always so grand! Posted by Picasa