My friends at White Oak Pastures mentioned on Facebook that they had two puppies that were too human-friendly to serve as guard dogs for the livestock and were looking for a home for the pups. After talking it over with Justin, we decided May could use a pal to hang around. Plus these puppies were an unusual mix: they are Great Pyrenees/Australian shepherds. Justin said we can call him a Great shepherd.
We traveled over to Bluffton with a detour to see my friend Katy at her new home in Alabama. This shy pup was weary of us and the attention Wyatt wanted to pay him but he warmed up pretty quickly. We decided after nearly a week to name him Gus. It’s an inside joke that it’s short for August since we have a May, but I think just Gus suits him. He is quickly learning to sit, getting along well with May and Cinnamon/Puss in Boots the name-confused cat, and loves to chase Wyatt around. I think he will be a great addition to our family!