Sunday, May 6, 2012

Gabe, The Mother Hen!

Gabriel, our 120 lb Great Pyrenees LGD, has always liked the chickens, and particularly the chicks. We've often found him laying in the brooder area with chicks climbing all over him. When he thinks they're cold he'll push them under the heat light. When we have dead chickens we throw them out to the dogs and Remi, our other LGD, will eat hers straight off but Gabe carries his around for days protecting it from further harm. We're never sure whether he actually eats it or just finally has to abandon it to come in for food. But what we found yesterday just topped it all off. Gabe was laying in the corner of the barn and refused to move. DH finally got his big butt to push over and what we discovered made us speechless. There was Gabe laying on a nest of several eggs the chickens had secretly laid in the corner behind the wheelbarrow! 
Good grief, don't let him into the chicken coop. He could never fit into one of the nest boxes!!!!
Gabe: "Hey, they took away my eggs. I loved those eggs. Not fair!"
Remi: "Did someone say eggs? Eggs are yummy! Is it snack time?"
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LindaG said...

That is a great story. :o)

Delirious said...

Awww...what a good daddy!

We had a ward council member today bring his granddaughter to our ward council meeting. He had a breakfast already prepared for her, and he told me he was babysitting her for about 48 hours. I love to see men who are good caregivers. :)