Mina is our 4 year old steadfast companion and protector. She is a livestock guardian breed, a Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepherd cross. She is worth more than her weight in gold. Always by our side, the tenderest of dogs yet fierce when needed. When strangers are near, she will stand between the stranger and us. If a strange dog approaches, she will aggressively keep it away. Very gentle with the horses and the cats, yet chases off anything that does not belong within her fences. We love her very much.
Lex is our bubbly, happy go lucky giant girl. She is a 5 year old Great Pyrenees. Normally she takes her job at night patrolling the property line a little too seriously, barking at everything that moves near the fences. We have learned to listen for Mina to bark, to know when our assistance may really be needed. Lex is more solitary with people, she does not seek out attention very much. When she decides she wants attention, she is playful, bubbly and gentle. A very good guardian of the ranch and horses, she is very much loved and cherished.
Ivy is our special girl. We have been fortunate enough to have Ivy be a part of our family for 16 years. She is still an effective mouser and snake hunter, but hunts a can of canned cat food best. Lol! She follows us around when she is hungry with her lamenting meow, to get us to pick her up and take her to her very own can of food. This girl loves to lay in our laps and get scratches, but one of her favorite things to do is going on ATV rides; She climbs up onto the dash and enjoys the wind in her face. We love Ivy dearly and hope we have more years with her.
Velcro is a 3 year old feral cat that we adopted into our hearts. She has the telltale cut off ear tip that Texas does to cats that have been neutered or spayed in their cat breeding eradication program. Velcro is ve4ry active, appearing underfoot often. She gets into everything, having to explore the trucks that come and go for things to get into. It is our hope that she is an effective rodent exterminator and snake killer, not just very adept at shredding trash and getting into feed bags. We look forward to the day she grows out of her rambunctious kitten stage. Lol.
Pounce is a 3 year old formerly feral cat we adopted into our family at the same time that we adopted Velcro. She has the telltale snipped off ear tip that lets the state know that a cat is spayed or neutered by their feral cat overbreeding eradication program. This girl is very active and into everything. We hope that means she is not only getting into everything but is also doing some hunting of snakes and rodents instead of just hunting feed bowls. Lol.