Not a bulldog but dog related. A brag about my Great Pyrenees.

I just have to brag about my Harley for a minute.  My husband and I had to go to Moffitt Cancer Center yesterday for one of his chemo treatments and various appt’s. there.  It was going to be a long drawn out day.  I usually don’t take Harley with us but I was having a bad day and decided I needed him yesterday, so I took him with us. He is a certified service dog.  One of my husbands first appt’s. was with his pain mgmt. Dr.  I guess none of the staff gave her a heads up that there was a 130 lb. dog in the room. When she walked in, she was startled and very nervous.  She said that she was afraid of big dogs and didn’t trust them at all.  I told her to come in and that he would not bother her at all.  She did come in but watched Harley out of the corner of her eye the entire time. Besides treating my husband, she asked questions about Harley and the breed in general.  She was amazed at how well behaved he was… Well, by the end of the visit, she was down on the floor petting Harley and telling him what a very good and handsome dog he was.  She said that she never had an encounter with such a big dog and she was so glad it was with a dog like Harley.   Well, we now have a new fan of the breed thanks to my Harley, the Will Rogers of Great Pyrenees.   Of course there were a lot of other people stopping to pet him and just talk to him.  A couple of people knew he was a Great Pyr.. others didn’t have a clue.. they just wanted to hug that big, hairy white dog.  Harley is so calm and laid back and never gets upset with wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, people dragging their poles that their chemo is hooked up to.  They were all just very happy to come over and see him and he was just as happy to see them and comfort them, just as he does to me every day.  I am so very fortunate to have this very special boy in my life and can’t imagine not having him around.  He will be 8 yrs old next month. 

Pegsy's picture

he's beautiful...i want to

he's beautiful...i want to hug him...he reminds me of my brother's dos apollo,

he was a gentle giant also...((((hugs to harley)))

Buddy and Karen's picture

Harwey wooks wike a weawy nice guy

high fibe!

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Céline and Angel Stella's picture

Aww, he's lovely

I know if I'd been in the hospital, as a patient or visiting someone I love, I would have definitely availed myself of his "services".  :)

 

 

1sttimebully's picture

Beautiful, my last Great Pyr, his name was Harley

I rescued him from a family that didn't know how to look after him.  I was lucky I had him until he was 11 years old.  He was my baby 

and so good with kids.

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Ashley, Baron and Duchess

Vancouver, Canada

AmyandSophia's picture

What a great story:-)

I love that boy! My William looks SO much like him, what nice dogs these big guys are:-)

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Amy and Sophia

MacknTeaBoneTillieMae's picture

way to go harley!!

you have such a wonderful gift to give others!

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Mack 'n' Tillie Mae Mack

 

 

attitude is altitude!

 

 

karonelaine's picture

He Awesome

I adored that breed. They Both are beautiful 

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Karonelaine

ArchimedesMommy's picture

aww...he is just beautiful!! So happy that he helped

the patients--it always warms my heart when people bring their animals to healthcare places!  That's very cool about the doctor, too!  Oh, and sorry about your husband! 

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!