"...and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree..." Micah 4:3-4
First one died prematurely from getting out on the highway and the second one Sarah is doing great. Sarah is a very great live stock guardian dog. Sarah is now about 8 years old.
We adopted Lokum through a rescue in Southern IL called "Howlin 4 Help Rescue" which was working in conjunction with the Kangal Dog Club. Thanks to Jerry, Liz, Christine and Mary for making it a smooth transaction! All great folks to work with!
Lokum is 2 years old and apparently he was too much for his original owner to handle due to some unforeseen circumstances in her life being left as a single mother. Lokum does require a strong arm as he is 120lb to 125lb and has LOTS of energy.
We drove down to southern IL on Thursday picked him up on Friday and returned to northern WI Friday night.
Today I did the same with several short walks brought him into the house for a couple short visits to see the family and one good long walk this time over 1 mile. We have 200 acres all together so can walk for miles and never leave our land.
On the long walk I had him on a 30' retractable lead which gave him a lot more exercise than yesterday on the short 6' leash where he mostly walked at heel the majority of time. With this 30' retractable lead he got lots of opportunity to run around and burn off some energy.
This is only the second full day here at our farm and he is already doing so well I think he will be a great asset to our operation.
Sarah turned out to be a fantastic dog but she is aging. Still doing great as a livestock guardian, but large dogs do not live terribly long so maybe we will have a few more good years with her so it is nice to have a younger dog on hand to move into her role once she is no longer as effective.
Until Next Time