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.
Bet you didn’t know Shelties were part wolf, did you? ;)
Turn it up & watch your own Shelties react!
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’.
Go figure! Photo credit to Dutchsm
This is too cute…A Shetland Sheep. I don’t really see the resemblance to a Sheltie, do you? ;)
Now, if you really loved your Sheltie, you would let them get back to their roots & let them play with a herd of Shetland Sheep.
Learn more about the Shetland Sheep.
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