If I were a dog, I would be a Great Pyr...stubborn, independent, accustomed to being alone with my thoughts, and yet social and fiercely loyal to the flock. And I also would enjoy the central Ohio weather more than I do now. The Great Pyr below lives in Lincoln County, NC, and guards a small flock of sheep. I suspect he also keeps tabs on a herd of Belted Galloway cattle.
There are many sheep these days in Lincoln and Catawba counties, and I love taking to the back roads to see them!
Sometimes my friend the guard dog is asleep in the sun...sometimes he is lazily watching me as I pause to photograph him. But sometimes he is on border patrol, and so this is what I see:
Dang good dawg...keeping watch over the flock, and the land of my ancestors.