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Shelties give back…

“This is my beloved pal Aggie (so named because I graduated from Utah State University…our mascot is Aggies). Every year Aggie and I take part in Strut Your Mutt which is a 1.5-mile walk to raise money for No More Homeless Pets (Utah Chapter).   Last year Aggie and I were the number-two fundraiser; we raised over $1,300 and this May we plan to exceed that in the 12th annual event.

This photo was taken last May as Aggie (and I) relaxed in a fenced-off area called The Backyard (reserved for those raising $350 or more). As you can see, Aggie is in her element. Out and about and having a great time.”

Go Ken & Aggie! Let us all know how you do this year! :)

Update:  Aggie & Ken raised over $2,600 and won grand prize in the Individual Fundraiser category this year.  Way to go!

But mom, I like this bed!

Sabrina likes to “stuff” herself into small beds.


What can you do Christine…can’t say no to that face!

Now it is just right…

This is Bunny, a 11-1/2 month, very tiny (7-1/2 pounds) Sheltie.
She is so small, her mom had to take a bunch of stuffing out of this bed so she wouldn’t roll off!
BunnyVery sweet face Diane!

Interspecies snuggling…

is it soooo wrong?Dustee_smudge_2Dustee & Smudge the cat show us it is ok to love one another.

Slumber Ball Bed

Dsc01669smlWho doesn’t love a big, snuggly bed?

When I first saw the Slumber Ball bed in the Doctors Foster & Smith catalog I thought “Gee, that looks comfy!”  So being the good Sheltie mom, I just had to get one for my perfect dog.

When the box arrived however, I thought I’d gone overboard in proving my Sheltie devotion. I purchased the largest one made & the box was HUGE. Seriously, it was REALLY huge…like, 1/2 the size of a refrigerator box huge. I took the bed out & Trevor looked at me like “yea right!” He seemed a little intimidated by it, so I tried to encourage him by demonstrating just how fun it was by getting into it myself.  Of course Trevor is game to try anything mom is doing & he did flop into the bed with me.  It did take him a little time to figure out how to enter & exit the bed with some grace, but by the end of the evening he was comfortably nesting in the ball. He wasn’t even sleeping – but seemed so comfortable he didn’t want to get up either.

The Slumber Ball is stuffed with MiracleLoft® polyfil – which is made thicker and springier than ordinary polyfil.   The bed’s cushioning conforms to your dog’s shape & never rolls or flattens. The best part about this bed?  It has a machine washable cover and an inner liner that unzips for easy care. Sweet!

Even better, you can purchase Replacement Bed Fill to refresh the innards or add even more loft. The 2-lb bag is a combination of MiracleLoft® polyfil and aromatic cedar for freshness and flea repellency.

Trevor weighs about 35 pounds & is shown in the largest size, the 44″ diameter.  The beds do squish down a bit, so if you have any doubts about the right size, I’d round up.  It gives them more room to spread out, or share with a friend.  :)

Doctors Foster & Smith Deluxe Slumber Ball bed…4 paws up!