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Re: [PyrNet-L] First Sighting

In a message dated 4/14/99 6:37:52 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
naughty.dog@juno.com writes:

<< Bailey was picked up running loose , he had tags on  . The owners were
 notified , but they never showed to retrieve him . I can't imagine being
 that kind of a person . But, they also did us a  favor by allowing us to
 become the lucky owners of a loving ,sweet , beautiful  and intelligent
 animal that has become a very important part of our family and the St.
 Vincent De Paul 4th grade boys soccer team mascot . Everyone he has met,
 he has charmed , including us ! >>

Jodi and Steve:  Great story!  Bailey is one lucky fellow.

My first Pyr sighting was outside a supermarket in Pacific Palisades, CA in 
1986.  My sister and I were about to enter the market when we saw a very 
large beautiful, and very fluffy, white dog tied to the bicycle rack by the 
door.  The market's security guard was standing next to him.  I had no idea 
what breed the dog was at that time, but he was so appealing and loveable 
that you wished you could just run up and give him a big hug.  It wasn't 
until several months later that I happened to see a picture in a magazine of 
a Great Pyrenees (a breed I had never heard of before), showed it to my 
sister and we both agreed that must have been the same breed of dog that we 
saw at the market.  From that time on we read everything we could find on 
Great Pyrenees, attended dog shows, met and talked with breeders and 
handlers, and in 1988 we each got a puppy from the same litter.  Thus began 
our "love affair" with the breed.  

Linda and Heather (my rescue pyr)