BigWig's first "owner" bought him from a “breeder” at a huge trade day in East Texas. We're not sure how good his pedigree is, but he was definitely not getting good care, as he was extremely thin and full of parasites, inside and out. He has a good appetite and is filling out some now that he’s getting a good diet and proper veterinary care. He is definitely enjoying life in the house and has decided that the sofa is the best bed ever. He and his "sister" Willow were guarding goats in their previous home, so they never knew life could be this good.
BigWig seems to be a bit of an escape artist and has found a way to climb over all of our fencing, including the 6’ chain link around our yard. So as we do with a few other dogs, we keep him in the house and take him outside for supervised play and potty breaks. We have been crate-training him, and he tolerates it, but doesn't really like the crate. He is reliably house-trained, so he doesn't need to stay in the crate overnight. He has been very good about not having potty accidents or trying to mark anywhere in the house. Outside -- that's another story! He definitely lifts his leg on any blade of grass (or weed) that stands taller than the rest. :)
If you're looking for a pair of Pyrs, we would love to see BigWig adopted together with Willow. They have lived together their whole lives and are happiest when they're together. We put them in separate foster homes briefly, and both were unhappy. BigWig CAN be adopted alone, but we do think he needs a home with another big dog, and we think he would prefer another Great Pyrenees. He is really playful with other Pyrs in his foster home, from little 53 lb Willow to 140 lb Jet.
If you would like to adopt BigWig, please submit your application on our website at www.bluebonnetrescue.org.
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