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La Charrette Village

Interested in what Lewis & Clark, Daniel Boone, Zebulon Pike, John Colter, President Jefferson and other notables thought about America's newly acquired westernmost village? Enjoy the west...before it became distorted by TV, movies and novels.

Location: Port Aransas, Texas, United States

A retired professor of Food and Animal Science at Texas A&M University, The University of Connecticut and Texas Tech. A cowboy in my previous life...never thought about being a professor or an author.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Saxony and Lowell on the Beach

Saxony is my 'overgrown' Great Pyrenees puppy. Always friendly and playful, this 125 pound faithful companion celebrated his sixth birthday on July 4th. He is our families third Great Pyrenees. Saxony has been a part of the intensive La Charrette reserach, writing and publishing processes from the beginning. Though not a common occurrence within the breed, Saxony has been deaf since birth. We walk for miles on our Mustang Island beach and share many new friends each and every time. Learn more about this unique breed at the title link.

While many Great Pyrenees serve as guard dogs for flocks of sheep and goats on Texas ranches, none lived at La Charrette Village. There hounds were favored for their hunting and companionship skills like those pictured with La Charrette's Daniel Boone at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/web03/features/see_it_now/MES02750.html
The expeditions of Lewis and Clark and Zebulon Pike also relied upon assistance from faithful canine companions, mostly Labrador types well adapted to swimming.

My first puppies were Collie x Shepard mix. I have loved puppies for a long time. The picture below was taken around the time of my ninth birthday.


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