Greetings loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Our family were talking about what means to have a maremma living in your household:
It means that you will never get unannounced visitors. Jehovah Witness and Mormons will not visit you. No one will come down your driveway without being greeted with a chorus of barking and frenzy behaviour and for some reason visitors do not seem to want to venture any further.
It means having to explain to visiting tradesman that please don’t take it personally but my dog does have a desire to tear you from limb to limb. But that’s Ok I’ll just lock him up in the bathroom while you go about your business.
It means never being able to have a conversation with your neighbour over the fence because you can’t be heard over the loud barking.
It means your neighbour building a 6 foot high fence so they do not have to talk/see to you and your dogs.
It means you are well-known in the neighbourhood, even though no one talks to you, that you have two very large white dogs that bark a lot.
It means you will never not need a vacuum cleaner to vacuum up all that white snowy fur that seems to cascade down all over the carpet.
It means that all the photos on your phone are not of your children but of your dogs, because they are being so cute and you just have to take one more picture for prosperity.
It means you will always know when a dangerous hedgehog is out and about because you will hear all about it due to their excessive barking.
It means you will never be alone in the garden because you will always be accompanied by two furry lumps with an enduring nack of getting in your way every time you turn around.
It means you will be well versed in the art of moon howling because you will hear it many times.
It means you have two dogs that will love you unconditionally and will love you more if you have a tasty snack in the offering.
Love Nellie and Jasper the two bestest maremmas in the land.