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Tavish is my parent’s Sheltie. They are retired, and he has become their child. When he does well in agility or obedience training, he is allowed to watch “his shows” on the guest room television. He can watch the Disney Channel, the Cartoon Network, or Animal Planet, as long “Animal Cops” are not on. My parents don’t want him seeing neglected and sick pets; they think it would be traumatizing.
Tavish’s favorite shows are: “It’s Me or the Dog” (Bad dogs learn obedience and become good dogs. It is believed Tavish likes that show because he can really follow the plot…..) “Pet Star”, and the “Eukenuba Dog Show.” On DVD, he loves Baby Einstein (he has the whole collection), and all the Air Bud movies (again, he owns them all.).
We’ve always been dog nuts in our family, but this is the first Sheltie any of us have owned. We have loved all of our family pets, but there is something about a Sheltie that is overwhelmingly endearing.
Tavish is 2 ½, loves agility class and tolerates obedience class. He is a real light in my parents’ lives.
Parents are: John and Dianne
A little over a year ago we rescued the most friendly little Sable boy from the Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue in Maryland. Beau had been abandoned because is previous owner couldn’t handle his special needs.
When Beau came to live with us he was timid and cowered at the smallest sound. He was also very under weight and wouldn’t eat his food unless I hand fed him.
After a few months with Beau we found out that he has OCD. We have been working on training him and giving him the right medication to help him live a normal puppy life. Coda (our 4 year old Sheltie) has been a great help as well. She plays with him and tries to correct him when she can.
Now, a little over a year later, Beau is a healthy boy who thinks that every human is put here to give him love :) He says hello to all strangers and never hesitates to give them lots of kisses. He sleeps in between me and my husband in the bed and doesn’t mind being squished because it makes hims feel safe. He starts his mornings with a romp around the house with Coda and spends his days trying out every soft surface in the house as a sleeping spot.
We were very scared about adopting a dog who had been abused and neglected, but Beau has been amazing and I recommend adopting to everyone who says they’re ready to bring home a dog.
Way to go, Nicole!
Never having been in a house, shown any affection, or trained at all, needless-to-say she’s given us a challenge or two in the 5 years she’s lived with us – most recently figuring out a way around the Elizabethan collar to remove all her stitches after hip surgery!
So my wife found an appropriately monogrammed shirt (“Here comes trouble”) and a pair of pants, which Sunny thoroughly enjoyed parading around the house in and which did an excellent job of keeping her away from the scar.
Hugs to you & your wife Rick for adopting Sunny!
My beloved, stunningly beautiful AND willful blue-merle Sheltie sole/soul mate, Pansy, suddenly died & joined her ‘Daddee’ (my late husband) in heaven this past Mother’s Day – eight years TO THE DAY that I received her as my 7-week old first-ever baby.
A few days after her passing it literally tore my heart out to see deer confidently grazing not only in “her” wooded back yard but at her fiercely guarded FRONT yard!
Unable to exist without Sheltie LOVE, I’d adopted a terrified, recently orphaned 9-year-old bi-blue boy. My gentle Jesse quickly learned the meaning of the word, “DEER!” He has even found a clever place to lay unseen to patiently await his noisy ambush!
Jess especially enjoys the attention that follows, when his “new” mama lovingly picks & brushes out all the damp mulch, twig and leaf bits tangled in his fur… along with all her kisses. :)
Beautiful dogs & beautiful gardens, Daria. Congrats on finding Jesse!