Monday, 4 November 2013

Pintas



 


 

 
Pintas was found on the farm, undernourished and dirty.He was a young stray,very suspicious of people, a free spirit, but cold and hungry.He slept in between hay bales near the cow shed. Every evening we fed him,and during the day he disappeared, only to reappear at dinner time,when he ate, and then kipped down in the hay.After a while we began to see more of him roaming around on the farm, and he had the habit of sitting on a high wall watching as the cows were herded into the fields.One day he decided to join in, and he's been herding the cows ever since. He runs like the wind, jumps as though he has springs under his feet,and loves to chase cars!! It was a day of celebration when he let us stroke him for the first time.:) He's been with us for six years now, and is such a good dog, and Mel's best friend.

48 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a beauty! you can see he is very intelligent, too. i am so glad he found you. :)

Seija Torpström said...

Lovely dog ♥
A wonderful story of a dog.
It is a good that has a home and love.
Beautiful photos!

karmnik54 said...

Bardzo ładny:)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Pintas is absolutely beautiful. And look at those gorgeous eyes!!!

Joop Zand said...

LOVELY dog......and your pictures are very nice.

Greetings, Joop

Nancy said...

Isn't it so wonderful when an animal finds their way to you...He's beautiful and I know he is so thankful for you....I love these shots; really captures those magnificent eyes...

Giga said...

He is cute and has Piek eyes. Well, he has a house. Yours.

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Sonija , what a great story!
The pictures are beautiful and the face of your friend Pintas is precisely that of a "Benevolent Curmudgeon" character... a heart of gold,without too much affectation.
Hugs and kisses,Rita.
(P.S. I trust in Google english traslator...)

Our photos said...

What a lovely photos of the dog!
Greetings, RW & SK

Bob Bushell said...

Beauty. Well caught.

M said...

What a wondeful story and your pictures of him are great. I´m glad to hear that he is a member of your family and a friend to Mel.
Beautiful eyes and wet nose in the last picture in the last portrait makes him to a favourite.
Best regards from
M

Linda said...

How gorgeous!!! Great story and beautiful photos!

MastHoliday said...

You got beautiful photos of the Dog!!

Ajay Kumar said...

Beautiful dog! nice photos.

Liplatus said...

Hello!
A warm thank you for visiting my blog which is taking a break.

Welcome "Kuvalliset askeleet" to my blog, that's where I post any further.

Cute little dog.
Man's best friend.
Beautiful endearing images.:)

Stuart Price said...

What does 'Pintas' mean?

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
He is smart Theresa, and has boundless energy. We are the lucky ones!

Breathtaking said...

Seija Torpstrom
Thank you Seija! He's a good dog!

Breathtaking said...

Karmnik54
Thank you! He is a nice dog.

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist
Thank you Keith! His eyes are a lovely colour but sometimes have a wary look, which is haunting.

Breathtaking said...

Joop Zand
Thank you Joop!:)He hardly ever keeps still so these were lucky shots.

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
He is still very much a free spirit, and wanders off, but always returns to do the job he
so enjoys doing.

Breathtaking said...

Giga
He does have gorgeous eyes Giga, still wary at times, but he's now a healthy dog.

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
You are right Rita! Pintas can show affection, but he is not a soppy dog,... very much a Curmudgeon character! I think he must have been really ill treated
before we found him, as even today he can shy away from people touching him.

Google translater worked well today:)
Stay well my friend
Hugs and kisses.

Breathtaking said...

Our photos
Thank you Our photos!

Enjoy your week.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob!:)He is a real character!

Breathtaking said...

M
Thank you Monica!:)
He's a happy healthy dog, and wonderful company for Mel.

Breathtaking said...

Linda
Thank you Linda:)He is not an easy dog to photograph, as he is hardly ever still.I wish I had half his energy!:)

Breathtaking said...

Mast Holiday
Thank you!:)He is usually camera shy, so I was very pleased to get these shots.

Breathtaking said...

Ajay Kumar
Thank you so much.
Enjoy your evening!

Breathtaking said...

Liplatus
Hi! Nice to see you here, and thank you for your nice comment.
Man's best friend indeed!

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price
Hi Stuart!:)

Pintas means spots, not very original,but the best name we came up with.

claggle said...

Looks like he chose you. I like his direct gaze. Great pictures.

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi Sonjia!

A nice face and a warm smile he has.Plus his gut feeling that he had found the rigt place to stay...

A good - looker this Pintas of yours, and great your shots.

Have a good week!
Vitor

Noushka said...

Stray dogs are the best!
We nearly always got ours from the SPCA, they are grateful for life.
He certainly knew your home is a haven!
Lovely pictures!
Cheers!

Breathtaking said...

claggie

Thank you Clagg1e:)It was a good decision for us both!

Breathtaking said...

vitorchuvashortstories

Hi Vitor!:)
Thank you Vitor! I have to say that he actually took a long time to decide to stay. Now,he's a good healthy dog,who does not take kindly to strangers, which makes him an excellent guard dog.

Have a good week also!

Marijke Verdonk said...

What a fantastic and lovely dog you have Sonjia. It's wonderful you adopted him.
Have a wonderful day.

Breathtaking said...

Noushka
We have also given homes to strays before.The road up the mountain actually ends when it reaches our farm, so many strays find there way up here. You are right, they make the best of pets.

Have a good day!

Breathtaking said...

Marijke Verdonk

Hi Merijke!:)So nice to see you!

Yes! He's a fantastic dog, we are very lucky, he chose to stay.

Enjoy your day also.

S. Etole said...

What a beautiful dog and so fortunate to have you and you, him.

Thinking of you as you take your break.

Ela said...

Such a lovely face and beautiful eyes.

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
Just came to say thank you for your visit Susan, and your kind words. I am still on my break, as hubby is not well. Should be back in the New Year.
Take care.

Breathtaking said...

Ela
Thank you Ela! Just came to see if I had any comments, and saw yours. I am still away but will be back in the New Year.
Cheers.

chusa said...

Maravillosas imàgenes de animales en tu blog. Te sigo desde Venecia (Italia)

Breathtaking said...

chusa

Thank you so much for your generous comment and for following my blog.:)

Mary Brown said...

It's beautiful. It feels good to win the trust of an abandoned animal. You may have forgotten everything that happened with the pampering you receive at the farm. kisses

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown

He is very wary of strangers, but that's not a bad thing, as our gate is always open.

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