Our own pets (since 2008)
These last 12 years
After our drathaar's loss during summer 2008 -Jim was 14 years old-, we adopted one month later 2 new dogs : Foudre (18 months old), found in a refuge, and several weeks after Nuage (6 months), a border collie found totally scared on the road near our home.
had been abandoned 3 times in his short life : first when he was a puppy, then by 2
families who took him back to SPA (how can anybody do that ?), desappointed that he was too gentle ?
This Beauceron x Griffon was huge (44 kilos), people probably thought he would be a good guard ! Foudre was the sweetest dog we ever had, but he hated gunshots, thunder and welcomed nicely everyone !
Probably thrown out of a car, Nuage had no collar, no chip, no tatoo. We sent photos to the vets and refuges around, but nobody ever claimed him so we officially adopted
People with whom we exchanged homes during our holidays, often accepted to keep them. Looking after these big dogs (Nuage adult was 32 kilos) was quite easy : they only had to open the door in the morning, feed them, call them at night.
No walks to do : the garden was big enough and our pets were educated to poo very far from the house.
These 2 loved to play together, were curious and nice with Zig, the new kitten we had adopted.