Sunday, 26 May 2013

Partial to a Ginger Giant !!

Ok, most people who know me, also know that I am partial to 'Ginger Giants'. 
Actually to be precise Dogue de Bordeaux's also know as French Mastiff's. 
Meet the new BIG Boy !!  He was looking for a new home and I really couldn't resist offering him a home with me, in Scotland.

There were a few logistics to organise as I had to drive a round trip of 300 miles to Perth to collect him, so early morning I set off on my mission.
He is 18 months old and really still a puppy, but a very big puppy.  Thankfully, I have a huge cage, that he can be secured in when I can't keep an eye on him, but he is doing just fine.
I have a girl Dogue de Bordeaux as most know called Zonda who is really not very well, she has a condition called Chilothorax and needs to have fluid drained from her, in order for her to still be here.  So she is very special and needs lots of love and care.  She has recently been poorly and is recovering from her ordeal at the moment.
So the new boy is my security guard and he will be a great asset round the farm.  It would take a brave person to tackle him when he eventually grows up !!
But for the moment, we are getting to know each other and he is keeping me on my toes.

Love at first sight .... this is us meeting for the first time, I think we might just get along fine.

Out for our first walk round his new home ..... who said Big isn't Beautiful.
I hope he has a long and happy life with me, he was called Diesel, but I think I might change his name as I already have a little Diesel .....
Im thinking more like DOZA .... as he is built like a bulldozer !!


Shirley said...

Yep, he's a big chap already Jayne. Any more room on the farm for smaller animals, like hippos?!! Enjoy the better weather. Shirley & Robbie

Rosemary said...

Hope Zonda is getting better - love her new friend!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Isn't he a good looking boy. I think Doza suits him well. Chickens and dogs... who else will be looking for a home at Zanzibah!

Terry said...

Oh Jayne, he's beautiful! Congratulations! Doza suits him.
I'm sorry to hear that Zonda isn't well.

A Country Chicken said...

He is just gorgeous! Hard to believe he is still just a pup, what a big boy!! :) Lisa

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

He's one big boy, you'd have to be stupid not brave to tackle Dozer!

Its great to be able to give animals a second chance isn't it.

Hope Zonda keep ok.

Bev said...

Doza is a brilliant name for him, and it sounds from the other comments like it's already been decided for you..