• Your Sheltie is better groomed than you are.
  • Your alarm clock walks on four feet.
  • You know your Sheltie’s names better than your kids.
  • Your Sheltie has a better place on the couch than you do to watch TV.
  • Your vacuum is a shop vac.
  • Your Sheltie eats before you do.
  • Your Sheltie has more toys than your kids.
  • You snuggle closer to the Sheltie than the person with whom you are sleeping.
  • Your mom calls and asks how the granddogs are.
  • Every gift you ever get has something to do with Shelties.
  • Your cookie jar has never seen the likes of people cookies.
  • Your children (wife, husband, etc.) complain that you always take more pictures of the Sheltie(s) than you do of them.
  • While proudly showing off your family album, your guest asks, "Isn’t there anyone else in your family besides a Sheltie?"
  • Any conversation you’re having is effortlessly directed back to the topic of Shelties.
  • Your first concern when planning a vacation is whether or not the hotel will take dogs.
  • Your Sheltie decides they don’t like someone and you tend to agree.
  • Your desk proudly displays your Sheltie family.
  • The first question you ask when on a date is: "So, do you like dogs?"
  • You buy a bigger bed that will comfortably sleep six.
  • You buy a bigger vehicle to give them all enough travel room.
  • Your carpeting matches the color of your Sheltie – on purpose.
  • You readily allow your Shelties to give you slobbery kisses, but you don’t dare wipe a toddler’s nose.
  • You’ve traced your Sheltie’s family tree further than you have your own.
  • Sheltie hair in food is just another spice.
  • The guardians of your dogs will receive a larger amount of insurance policy money than will all other members of your family – combined.
  • Lintwheels are on your shopping list every week.
  • You have baby gates permanently installed at strategic places around the house, but no babies.
  • You talk about your Sheltie the way other people talk about their kid.
  • Your mother in law keeps asking when you are going to have real children.
  • You visit Sheltie Nation each & every day.  :)
There’s no such thing as the perfect dog
People will say to you
And when it comes to Shelties –
Boy, is that ever true!
 
Some are too big and some too small
Some hardly have any hair at all
Some are too bold and some too shy
Some have a short tail or a big round eye
 
  Crooked legs and splayed out toes
Prick ears and hound ears and odd coloured nose –
The perfect Sheltie just can’t be made
But here’s one thing that’s really great:
 
   To be perfect in their owners’ eyes
Shelties only need one part
And every Sheltie I ever met
Had that loving Sheltie heart.

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Halloween is over people!  No more Shelties in costume.

What?  Hey, what is this?

O.M.G.   …You have got to be kidding me… a Guinea Pig breed type called the “Sheltie”?
The Sheltie is a long-haired variety of guinea pig. In the early 1970’s the breed was developed by crossing Peruvians with Self (smooth) Blacks. In the US Shelties are known as ‘Silkies’.
153337173_ef9410b5eeGo figure!   Photo credit to Dutchsm

 

To build a sheltie you need…

  • LOTS of fur
  • a bark (preferably with an owner operated on/off switch)
  • one loving soul
  • one happily wagging tail
  • a cup of undying loyalty
  • one keen, intelligent mind
  • a spoonful of unwavering eagerness to please
  • optional: lots of ear glue
  • one QAX (quizzical attitude excellent)
  • an ‘innocent halo’ (for use when the Sheltie is doing something it shouldn’t and gets caught)
  • a sprinkling of a sense of humor
  • a pinch of excellent hearing
  • a pound of unbounding energy
  • one famous grin
  • a dose of the sillies
  • a coiled spring, preferably 4
  • one, long wet nose to nuzzle your face
  • 4 dancing feet
  • a dash of mischief
  • a dollop of twinkle in the eye
  • a drop of true forgiveness
  • one fuzzy belly button
  • keen eyesight: that allows Shelties to see small, furry, moving objects up to 1/4 mile away
  • and finally, a use for all the discarded parts – build a papillon!

Excerpts have been provided by Dogpatch