category: Dogs • 2 min read
A Very Happy Maremma
His name is Ethelbert, it’s a Maremma. Ethelbert used to be my dog. I “traded” him for my current dog, Dodoïte https://www.sritch.com/tag/dodoite.html. Now, Ethelbert is running around at his new place. It’s a huge property.
His new place is huge. It’s a ranch in the mountains not too far from Quesnel. It’s a little bigger than a mile long by half mile wide. He still manages, every so often, to escape and wonder around in the mountains. Like many mountain dogs, he has a GPS built-in. Somehow, he will wander around for two or three days and then comes back.
Soon after we adopted him, he had to go for a month to this friend of ours. she who has the ranch. She had 8 to 10 dogs and some horses on her ranch. One of the horses was extremely old, 36 years old, blind and toothless. The other horses did not like him, they would kicked and bit him on occasion.
Ethelbert decided to protect him and would sleep with him in the stable. This is the main reason why our friend kept him (and now she almost likes him).
Ethelbert is not a nice dog. He’s more of a jerk than anything else. He doesn’t listen. He drinks the clean water, and then he pees in it so no other dog get some clean water. He steals the food from the other dogs, not to eat it but to hide it…
BTW, Maremma are Italian sheep dogs. Just like the French Great Pyrenees dogs, their jobs is to protect the flock of sheep from the marauding wolves.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D ISO 200 and 1/125
Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM @150mm and f/5.6
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