For those of you interested in the the progress of the Sheltie named Sugar who found her forever home via Sheltie Nation, here she is working on her own blog.
It is an issue of Popular Science from 1939…about a woman who taught her ‘toy collie’ to act like a mink stole so she could take to places where no dogs were allowed!
Hey Sheltie Nation members, here is your last chance to show your Sheltie pride to all those in the ‘blogsphere’!
We were graciously nominated for this honor & need you all to cast your vote. (Thanks to all of you who have already voted.) Voting ends on October 19th!
Come on & vote…don’t let all those crazy cat blogs beat us Sheltie lovers!
“It is about time” you say? Just itching to show your Sheltie pride?
(If you become a Premium Member at the forums, you get a decal included!
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Of course we owe a big thanks to our Sheltie Nation mascot artist, Diane Troese for the great logo Sheltie. Please visit her website, Emprise Shelties, if you would like to see (& purchase) more great Sheltie art. She has great t-shirts, tote bags & some new hand painted boxes.
Steve is showing Everett how to use the computer & how to find the latest on Sheltie Nation. ;)
Today is a good day for reflection on the events that forever changed our lives on 9/11/01. Much like those who were around when President Kennedy was assassinated, we all remember where we were & what we were doing on that fateful day.
I was visiting my parents in Mendham, NJ – which is about 25 miles from ground zero. (In some of the higher places in town you could actually see the towers.) That morning I was happily planning my wedding. I was working on inserts to our invitations when the neighbor called to tell us to turn on the TV. After watching the towers fall, & in the ensuing days, it was a very strange feeling. Since my parents house is under the flight path for Newark airport, you could always look up high into the sky & see that never ending line of planes going over. Now the sky was quiet…except for the roar of fighter jet engines as they circled Manhattan.
I really wished I could have helped during that time, but I had not brought Trevor’s therapy dog credentials with me on my trip from NH to NJ. I never suspected that I would have needed them. So we sat & watched with millions of others, the brave rescue dogs who, selflessly went into harms way.
Today Sheltie Nation salutes the amazing canines who gave their hearts & souls to soothe a wounded nation. I’d like to think they knew what a difference they made.
Photo: Sep 15, 2001, US Navy /Preston Keres
Photo: Sep 14, 2001, Reuters / Win McNamee
Photo: Sep 23, 2001, Andrea Booher / FEMA
Photo: Sep 18, 2001, Reuters
Photo: Sep 21, 2001, AP / Alan Diaz
Photo: Sep 15, 2001, AP / U.S. Navy, P. Keres