Introducing Parker

Parker is a pure bred German Shepherd youngster who has joined us on the Farm.

"This is my toy!"

“This is my toy!”

He is our new farm dog (n is for new).
He comes from the West Coast of Canada, where he was much-loved by his Boy, but, life happened. As it sometimes does. And, Sir Parker needed a soft place to land.
80 acres, a friend in Daphne, cats, horses, a jolly ball…all new stuff for him. And a few adjustment pains…

What's left of Midnight's driver seat.

What’s left of Midnight’s driver seat.

My (vintage) truck got a bit of a remodel…thanks to Parker.

Right down to the frame!

Right down to the frame!

Oh my!

Oh my!

But, sometimes, when life happens, a Pup has anxiety about his life changing. Sometimes that manifests in the destruction of a truck seat.

Oh, that face, though!

Oh, that face, though!

I couldn’t give him trouble…he knew I was upset, but it was human (Mine. All mine) error that put him in the position to be able to eat Midnight in the first place. So, when he came out of Midnight, he already was feeling the anxiety of knowing he’d done something wrong, fighting with the joy of people returning to him.
Best thing to do was give him a simple-to-do command, and praise him for doing it. Redirect the anxiety to “Oh! I can do that!!”
🙂

Swans!

Swans!

Happy to see the swans return. (week’s favorite)
Though, I daresay, they are not likely terribly happy for the latest blast of winter weather we’re getting. I know we humans (horses, dogs, cats) are not.
*sigh*
Can’t we just have Spring already?

The Girls...huddled up beside the shelter.

The Girls…huddled up beside the shelter.

We’ll all be happy when Spring finally settles in.

Sharing with Friday’s Hunt hosted by Teresa at Eden Hills.

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6 thoughts on “Introducing Parker

  1. Teresa says:

    Parker is beautiful. I really would like to find a German Shepard puppy this summer when I’m done teaching. I miss having a dog. Although, this makes me not so much wanting a puppy. LOL It’s been a long time since I’ve done that. Love the swans. Hope spring returns soon. Thanks so much for sharing with Friday’s Hunt. Have a great week!

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  2. Welcome, Parker! It looks like he has already made his mark. 🙂

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  3. Toosh says:

    Daphne and Parker, together they will have a hoot! How good of you all to ‘make room for one more’. 🙂

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  4. Toosh says:

    At least he knows the jolly ball won’t kill him!!

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  5. brokenbarn says:

    Oh my! But his face is very sweet and I think he landed in the right place!

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  6. Angie Rose says:

    Parker is beautiful! Love that gorgeous picture of the swans 🙂

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