Panic Is Not Pretty

Bilbo is the name of our gentle giant livestock guardian dog. His job is to defend the flock from the constant threat of coyotes and wandering dogs who go feral when they happen to get in with sheep.

Bilbo’s bark and the smell of his urine, has, so far, been quite enough to deter the coyotes […]

Bilbo is Frodo's New Apprentice


Bilbo is our new livestock guardian dog at Heatherhope. Photo by John

        Bilbo is a Pyrenees puppy—only 6 weeks old. That’s too young, I know, for an ordinary pup to leave its litter and come to a new home. But Bilbo comes to Heatherhope this early to start important bonding with Frodo, his master and mentor, […]

Mister Frodo Sir

Mister Frodo surrounded by the ewes who trust him. Photo by John

Frodo is gentle of soul and strong of will. Frodo is fearless in fending off threats to those he is bound to defend.

The Frodo I am speaking of is our Great Pyrenees guard dog. He was so unimaginably cute and fluffy as a […]