We got this dog to protect little lambs that we are buying. He was horrifically malnourished and was purchased along with his two siblings by a woman, a nurse, who drove into another state intending to buy one pup. She saw the conditions and bought all three to rescue them. She called the Humane Society after she left the "hell-hole" and they went and took the mother dog. My son works with the nurse that bought the dogs and he immediately arranged for us to buy "Agent Mulder" from the nurse. She had already taken all three pups to the vet and paid huge bills to have them de-flea'd, de-tick'd, analyzed and put on Supplements. Mulder was the saddest dog - his face turned down and looking up at us with his eyes. I drove 80 miles to meet the nurse and instantly loved Mulder. He was 10 weeks old and we showered with love continually. I made an appt with the Holistic Vet we normally use. Dr. Friedly, in his 60's, was an allopathic vet for decades and then he integrated Holistic/Natural into his methods and leans toward the Natural. He immediately saw that Mulder had been a malnourished pup. Thirty days later, we visited Dr. Friedly again and Mulder had gained 14 lbs and Dr. Friedly was happy. We went again 30 days later and Dr. Friedly was thrilled with Mulder's progress. He does not even look like the same dog at all. He is strong, proud and happy with us. He literally talks to us and when reprimanded for doing something naughty (like getting in the trash), he goes into a crawling position and talks back - it is absolutely hysterical. We believe that he, his siblings and mother were probably starving and survived eating out of trash/trash bags. We are not very hard on Mulder and really reward him when he does good. He likes to lay on the tile or hardwood floor and occasionally pees on his rejected dog bed and on the blanket while in his 5ft. diameter kennel fence inside the house at night. He has gotten better about going outside to urinate. We are really wanting him to accept something soft to lay down on because winter is coming - we're in Colorado on a farm - and the floor tends to be cold in the winter. We have all wood or tile floors and for our other dog, a border collie that just passed away at 15 1/2 years old, we always had his orthopedic bed on top of a large piece of carpet with pad underneath and covered him with a blanket so he'd be warm and cozy on the wood floor in winter. So why is he named, Agent Mulder. Well that was the idea of my five year old granddaughter who likes watching the X-files with Grandpa and Grandma (we have all of the seasons and episodes on DVDs). The dog looked more like Langley to me, but my granddaughter really likes Fox Mulder. My husband wanted to call the dog Fox Mulder but I refused to call an Anatolian Pyrenees, "Fox". "Agent Mulder" is what my granddaughter wanted to call him and she likes the way Skully calls her partner, "Mulder". So that's how Mulder got his name.
Mulder is kind to the cats and curious about the chickens. We may wait until Spring before we can get lambs - and we'll have to work with Mulder and the lambs together at that time. That's about all I have for right now.