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Painted Hand Farm is a 20 acre Civil War era farm located in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. We raise meat goats, veal calves, turkeys and organic vegetables using humane and sustainable agricultural practices.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Farewell, our lovely girl

Some days just plain suck and today was one of them. Our wonderful Great Pyrenees, Dora crossed over the rainbow bridge. It was very unexpected and we are extremely saddened.

However, we know that her spirit and will to protect in a most gentle nature will live on in her offspring who currently work on farms throughout the east guarding sheep, goats, horses, llamas, alpacas and poultry along with those who work in their own special way as therapy dogs.

A very special thanks to Dr. Chris Palgrave, a recent veterinary school graduate from Scotland who is working for our regular veterinarian. His professionalism, empathy and respect for Dora's wellbeing in the last moments of her life are a a true indicator that he'll make an excellent veterinarian in the coming years.

Dora, your warm furry dog hugs be dearly missed every morning at Painted Hand Farm.


  1. I am truly sorry about the loss of your dog. I know it hurts to lose an animal that you care about. Been there, done that...and it ain't no fun.
    grace and peace,

  2. My heart goes out to you! I know how this must feel simply because I've been there too.

  3. I am so sorry about Dora. It's never easy.

  4. Our hearts are breaking for all of you at Painted Hand Farm....

    Dora was one of the sweetest Pyrs it has been our privelege to know & love. Her (& Jefe's)2 sons, Chief & Ranger, are perfect examples of her fabulously sweet personality.

    Prayers for healing are coming your way,

    Robbin & Kerry Sneddon
    Forked River, NJ