Panda in the Snow

Panda was our Great Pyrenees.  We got her when she was a year old and was no longer a  cuddly puppy, but a very large dog with no behavior training.  The contacts from her electronic fence collar had become embedded in her skin  and she needed medical attention right away.  She was a gentle but rambunctious dog and had formed a loyal bond with the family who no longer wanted her.  With lots of love, patience and obedience training she was able to transfer that bond to us.  She was a beloved member of our family for ten years, before cancer took her from us.

Panda was happiest in  cold and snowy weather when she would refuse to come inside.  This is one of my favorite photos of her.

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29 Comments on “Panda in the Snow”

  1. Pat, that’s such a sweet photo and tribute. I ache with you.

  2. Jim says:

    So nice to meet Panda! What a beauty she was! In her ‘element’ indeed!

    Happy New Year, Pat to you and yours.

  3. Awwwww, such a sweet photo. Did you have cats then? Did they get along? Happy New Year Pat! Margie

  4. TexWisGirl says:

    what a beautiful soul! you can see it in her eyes! 🙂

  5. geanina says:

    Happy New Year Pat! :). Great shot!

  6. Antonette says:

    What a gorgeous dog! I do understand what you are going thru. We lost our beloved Rottie some years ago to cancer. For a lack of better words, cancer sucks!

    Hoping you have a happy and healthy 2012!

  7. eileeninmd says:

    Panda was a beautiful dog. I am sure you miss her dearly. Great photo. I wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

  8. Liz Thomas says:

    Pat what a beautiful dog! I am so shocked by the behavior of some people towards their pets and find the treatment of Panda by her previous owners horrible! Thank god there are people like you and your family to have rescued her! She may not have begun her life in a wonderful environment but she sure left it that way! She will be watching over all of you! We just rescued a 6 year old Pug in September who was covered in scabs and exzema etc… He was underweight and very skittish. Now he has plumped up, his fur is in perfect condition and the family and our yellow lab all love him. He is an absolute sweetheart! Best thing I’ve ever done. He has taught us more about love and compassion than I could imagine! I know this is a difficult time but I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!

  9. Fergiemoto says:

    That’s a beautiful dog! Happy New Year!

  10. Maple Lane says:

    Such a precious picture and I know you treasure it and her memory.

    Blessings to you in the new year.

  11. Love this photo…Panda is the perfect name.

  12. sophie...^5 says:

    Pyrenees are such lovely kind hearted animals….such a sad beginning however your love and attention was only mirrored by Panda’s long devotion to you. Happy New Year to you all!

  13. ashrajprjesh says:

    Very cute.
    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

  14. ladyfi says:

    OH, what a lovely dog!

  15. Petra says:

    she was a beautiful dog!!!!

    it feels a little strange to wish you a happy new year in this context, but I still do it. Happy New Year!!!

  16. Sivinden says:

    Touching words about your lovely dog. She really looks very kind:)

  17. HOOTIN' ANNI says:

    Ohhhhh, how sad. So very very sad. Panda was beautiful!!! May her memory be forever strong in your hearts and never fade.

    Thanks for visiting with me.

  18. Cheryl says:

    So much conveyed in those big eyes. She was a beautiful member of your family.

    Even without ever seeing any other photos of her, I’d pick this one as my favorite too.

  19. Happy New Year! Have the best one ever!

  20. Liz says:

    What a gorgeous dog with such a lovely face.
    A very Happy 2012 to you!

  21. Oh, beloved Panda… it sounds like she found “heaven on earth” with you and her new family. I’m sure her spirit is romping the heavens as she waits for all of you again.

    Wishing you a blessed new year, Pat, with sweet memories.

  22. Tamy says:

    Such a sweet face! So glad you took her in and gave her a living home.

  23. Shannon says:

    Panda was beautiful!!!! Hugs too you for loving her!

  24. CameraCruise says:

    What a beauty she was!

  25. Pat — What a beautiful dog your Panda was! I’m glad you have this lovely photo of her. I haven’t had much computer time the past two weeks and am just now trying to catch up on visiting my favorite blogs. I always enjoy coming here and relaxing in the beauty of your artwork! I hope you have a new year filled with many blessings — and I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us from Bailey Road!! =)

  26. Oh I can tell how sweet Panda was (or how sweet HE became with your love and attention)

  27. Leovi says:

    I love it, precious light, greetings.

  28. Such a beautiful animal and so luck to belong to your family. We lost our Sugar last year 12/30/10 and we missed her greatly in 2011.

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