Toby & Willow are about the same size…for now anyway.  Toby is 4 years old & Willow is only about 3 months!
Toby_willowBrandy tells us that they are best buds!

The Super Bowl is this weekend, so if you plan on having a party, please mind your Sheltie’s safety. A gaggle of guests may frighten or agitate your dog, making it more prone to barking or biting. (Shelties can also slip out the door as guests come and go.)

As always, make sure your Sheltie is wearing proper identification and monitor them as your visitors arrive. You may have to keep them in a separate part of the house & away from the party goers if they get too upset or excited.

It’s also wise to stress to your guests not to feed your dog – no matter how hard they give you the “look”.  But, if really feel your pet must partake in your festivities, provide some pet food, a new bone or a few treats. But remember, that any large influx or change to a dog’s regular diet can cause vomiting and/or diarrhea…and thats no fun for either of you!

Thanks to oh_snap & her Sheltie Quincy for the perfect photo!

Have you ever noticed that “look of eagles” that many Shelties have?

They often seem to have that air of nobility that makes you want to stop & look at them.  Those who don’t know the breed think it’s snooty, but its just Sheltie pride!
Max_salsalitoJulie, Max looks like one of those dignified Shelties!

March 21, 2006
A 4-year-old Seabrook, N.H., boy was undergoing painful rabies treatments Tuesday morning.  He and his friend were attacked by a fox, and witnesses said the incident could have turned out a lot worse if it were not for an unlikely hero: the family dog.

Joshua and his 4-year-old companion, Addilyn, were playing in a back yard on Saturday when a rabid fox bit Joshua. It also bit Addilyn, but didn’t break her skin.

“Mom said, ‘Come inside! Come inside!’ and then the fox got my pant leg,” Addilyn said.

“I got bit by a fox,” Joshua said.

Their mothers were watching the children play when the fox came out of the woods.

“Well, I saw Joshua on the ground, right there, and the fox ran up the hill,” Joshua’s mother Karen Basti said.

By the time she reached him, the fox had bitten him on the leg. The mother’s scooped up the kids and ran for the house.

Addilyn was lucky. The family dog, Cinnamon, a Sheltie, distracted the fox so that everyone could get to safety.

The fox tested positive for rabies, but authorities said Joshua should be fine after a series of shots. Cinnamon, the dog, also received a rabies booster shot as a precaution.

The fox was found and put down.
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Its funny that they call Cinnamon, “an unlikely hero.” But what else would you expect of the famliy dog, much less a Sheltie?   Way to go Cinnamon!