Friday, January 05, 2018

All Monty!










We've have a long stretch of extremely cold weather (-31C and windchills even lower) and after a couple of days of less-temperatures, we again have an extreme cold warning on with windchills of almost -40C today. However, there is one guy on our farm who really doesn't seem to care about the cold...

Yep, Monty! He has various shelters, but most of the time you will find him lying out in the snow. He is a Maremma and a livestock guardian dogs, and these dogs are bred for this. He is getting extra rations to fuel him from the inside, but honestly, he is more energized now than he ever is in the heat of summer.

Yesterday he found a bit of bone in the snow and was having a blast tossing it all over the place, so I took some photos...





Monty is almost 23 months old now but is still very playful! These dogs take at least two years to mature. He still has to be told not to chase the goats at times!! (He thinks that's a game.) I redirect him to more appropriate play. He has a new ball with handles that he thinks is da bomb



But yesterday he was losing it over a piece of bone.


"Are you watching, mama?"









I call it the Monty Dance.

Stay warm, people!

13 comments:

  1. What a hoot! At least some one is enjoying the deep freeze!

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  2. You're right--he has the fur for this weather. Looks like he thoroughly enjoyed his play time with the bone.

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  3. What a sweetie! Ironically, our long-haired Chihuahua becomes more energized in cold weather (although for us, that means somewhere around 40 F.) He loves it when the cold wind blows up his "hula skirt." :)

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  4. goofy boy - at least someone is enjoying this weather

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  5. What a guy. Keep that snow in check.

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  6. GORGEOUS PHOTOS!-looks like a wolf; not that he shares a whole lot of chromosomes-97?
    I relish every post.-patricia

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  7. Wow, what a magnificent dog!

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  8. He is just beautiful! I love how he is jumping and smiling in the snow!!

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  9. Brilliant photos. Pure joy.

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  10. Monty is such a handsome boy! Love, love, love the action shots.

    The cold finally moved on here, though it seems to have landed in your area. Hope this cold snap breaks soon for you.

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  11. Love those action shots. Our dog who's part shepherd and border collie loves the snow too! Our arctic blast has finally left Illinois. Record cold temps, that's for sure!

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  12. Monty is built for this weather. I am not, but tolerate it anyway. What else could I do?

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