Saturday, November 29, 2008

My First Sheltie

I actually got my first Sheltie when I was 16 as a Christmas Present he was a tri named Kool-aid Fantasias Blackberry Kool-aid. ( I don't think there was a fantasias Shelties at that time I just used my collie kennel name then) I still was showing my collie Budweiser in Jrs. but I had always wanted a Sheltie Sondra Mauzy was showing them and I had always admired her in the juniors ring. I had asked for a Sheltie to show in juniors as I thought I could do better as collie handlers at all breeds shows never really got put up I did on occasion. My parents really didn't have the money to get me another dog so I didn't push it I was very happy to have a dog to show and I loved my collie.

So one Christmas my Dad told me that they were going to get me a Sheltie for Christmas but I wasn't suppose to tell my Mom cause it was a surprise but he wanted me to pick the one I wanted. It was pet quality but for Jr. It didnt matter So Dad went to get the puppy with out me knowing so my mom thought but Dad picked me up and we went to pick out my Sheltie. It was a very cold and winter day It was the start of the blizzard that was coming the roads were so Icy it pushed our car off the highway more that once. But dad knew how excited I was to get my new puppy and he kept going (now as an adult I honestly wouldn't of went the roads were crazy but it was a couple of days till Christmas and he had it all planned one of many crazy trips I took with my Dad that involved dogs and dog shows LOL) So we arrived at the breeder my dad had contacted at one of the shows she had two that she would let go to a Jrs home I picked the tri that I fell in love with at first sight, So off to the crazy roads home we went it took us hours to get home but still made it before Mom got home for work Thank heavens she was a florist and Christmas is one of the busy times of the year. Or we would of been busted.
I could hardly wait till Christmas cause I wasn't allowed to know he was there. It was the longest two days of my life. So Christmas finally arrived and here was my sweet sweet sheltie who to this day is one of my all time favorite dogs. Mom kept asking if I had heard him cause she was worried I would hear him. I said No I was totally surprised.

That is when I fell in love with shelties I just loved how bonded we were he adored me and I adored him. We did everything together I just loved him so much. We went to classes every Thursday and I was so excited to show him in jrs. But the unthinkable happened and I lost him to Parvo it was harder to treat back then. I was devastated he was only a year and half old. I had lost my Best Friend. Dad and Mom offer to get me another I said no I couldnt think of replacing him. It took me years to get another sheltie in fact it was within the last couple of years when I got Charlie from Tammy. Then I was hooked again. I had been watching the sheltie ring for years reading everything I could get my hands on trying to learn before I got another as I want one to show this time. So as I step in to this new venture I am very thankful to Tammy and Shannalee for trusting me with their hard work sweat and tears. My babies Dancer Charlie and Kobe. We hope to make you proud. Thanks for the chance.

PS We did finally tell Mom I did know and I picked him out. I would post pictures but we lost most of photos in a basement flood. So here are some of Charlie Dancer and Kobe

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I have a lot to be thankful for My faith family and my dogs. Those three mean the most to me I feel very blessed I was raised in a traditional Catholic home with very old school value believe me when I say though I strive to be very devote I make mistakes all the time. IM glad God is very forgiving cause I need it. I have also raise my children as Traditional Catholic Our values seem to be very out dated but I love them and they do keep me centered, The values have helped when I raised my two children which I home schooled up until just recently I took them in to get tested with the state and my kids can both graduate this year Mariah my daughter is only 16 and My son Derek is 18 and they both will graduate this summer. So IM very proud of both. We did this with a lot of help as I am also a single mom but their dad has been there also, so with out family my mom mostly I could not of done any of this. She did a lot while I worked at night then during the day I did home schooling when I had to work full time during the day my mom took over doing the homeschooling so I could keep them in and not change what my plan was. So as a team effort we have the two best kids in the whole world I have two teenagers who are respectful to all adults, who made their teenage stage which most parents dread wonderful for me. They help out never argue they may not be happy but always do what they are asked. My Mariah helps me with the housework the dogs cleaning crates letting them out and feeding. She also has that special love for the dogs. My Derek helps with the housework kennel building what ever I need he is there for me. He loves the dogs but showing is not his thing. He is one of the cleanest people I know he didnt get that from me I clean but hes a perfectionist like his Grandma hes alway been Grandmas boy. So thats why Iam so very thankful for Family. Then the third my dogs which I could not have with out the help of my family They are also very special to me our protectors our companions they help in stressful times just to have them there. They helped me in a very special way when I was a young girl and couldnt talk to anyone else about what was going on. I dont know how things would of work out with out having that special collie at that time in my Life her name was Tina and my best friend she was pricked ear pet that I started to show in Jr Showmanship. Unfortunately I dont have a picture of her. So I wanted a job I could repay animals in some small way. So IM a vet tech which has it moment as people have no idea not all but some. I love my job and I have a great team to work with. I know I drive them crazy sometimes but I know they love me. So yes I feel very blessed and thankful to have and cherish these three more that anything else.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Akadia Dressed to Dance " Dancer"

I just wanted to write about my little Dancer. I haven't had a dog since my Tigger that means what Dancer means to me. IM crazy about this little girl don't get me wrong I love all my dogs but sometimes a special one comes along and you just match that is Dancer Dance dance for short. I don't think there is a pictures out there of me lately with out Dancer in it as I cant bear to leave her at home if I can take her with me believe me she is with me. She just has to look at me and I cant leave her. I go to the dog park once a week and I try to take turns with each of the dogs I try to take 3 at a time but she get to come every time. I cant help it she gives me that special Dancer face and there she comes. She comes by her name honestly everyday when I come home she does this little dance all around me she is just as happy to see me as I am to see her it is a big celebration when I get home from work it is very cute. Her place is on the couch next to me and god help the dog who trys to get up there with us. She not so politely ask them to move now. So if I want to have on of the other dogs up with me she pouts. When I brought little Kobe home I don't think she was that thrilled but at least he couldn't get on the couch with me so it was ok Well Kobe figure out how to get up there she was not happy at all and quickly scolded the little one. He still sneaks up all the time against her wishes. She love to chase the tennis ball when shes in the mood. She is not only a very beautiful sheltie( I cant wait to show her she needs more hair) but she has a great temperament she is a great companion in every sense of the word. I cant thank Shannalee enough for letting me co own Miss Dancer I need her as much as I hope she needs me. She is a blessing

We were hiking so were both a little messy this day.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I though I write about Scooby today as you might see him in a lot of our pictures. No he doesn't belong to me he belongs to a close friend and we work together and go to the dog park among other things. Well let say Scooby adopted her. I work as a vet tech in a small animal hospital we have a three doctor practice one of our new doctors use to work in a shelter clinic as we all know that kind of work can break your heart. Well Scooby came in and was about 6 months when he was turn in to the shelter by his owner no details why. When he came in he couldnt even use his back legs he put all his weight on his front legs the shelter clinic had him in a small cage not knowing exactly what to do with him So our now vet took him home with the idea that may be getting out of the small cage and lots of love she could get him healed up and adopted someday so she decide to foster him. What did Scooby have to lose they were going to put him to sleep. So with hard work, love and lots of pain meds Scooby after a while started to use his back legs he never really has gained a ton of weight. But he gets along great She fostered him for two year never giving up and hoping someday she would find Scooby his forever home. I have to admit the first time I saw Scooby I though what a genetic nightmare and he drools I am not a drool type person, But his sweet personality won everyone at work over. But none of us every thought we would see the day Scooby would find a home he was in such bad shape. We use to tell our vet that he was hers forever. Well our doctor had to leave town to take another foster to his new home in California so she needed a pet sitter well my close friend said her Great Dane Ula would love to have Scooby come over and stay and play while she was away Scooby did stay and had a great time So when our doctor came home she came and picked up Scooby the next day he was very sad and didnt want to eat when he got home. And my close friend was also sad and having Scooby withdraw I told her you know you love him just talk to our now friend as well as our new doc. But she was waiting on a new litter of Great Dane pups from reputable breeder I had recommended. She had money saved ect... Well lets just say Ula has a new brother and Scooby has found his forever home. IM sure he will break my friends heart someday as he needs total elbow replacement due to as a puppy only using his front legs and hip replacement but to fix one it would be to hard on the rest of his joints so she will keep Scooby happy and give him the life he almost didnt have. He is a happy boy he loves life but most of all his new family and his little Kobe (my baby Sheltie) he think I bring Kobe just for him and Kobe teases him anytime he sees him. He is a great dog and well we all love him.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dog Park

IM new to blogging but it seems like fun. My daughter and I have been going to a off leash dog park where the dogs can just be free and run until they cant run anymore. They have two lakes the dog can jump right in. It did surprise me how the collies and the shelties would jump right in. The baby Kobe got in a little two deep and had to swim fast to get back to shore it was very cute. He was playing peek a boo with my friends dog Scooby those two had so much fun with each other. The two girl were much to snobby to do any such things but did go wading. But they had so much fun running full force. It was nice to see them have so much fun and being able to be with my daughter we were all being goofy. The fall colors were so pretty and it was a very nice day. We had just a light breeze. The reason you dont see little Kobe in some of these pictures is he was hiding in the bushes Dancer my sheltie is come to snitch on him and let me know he is in the bush. silly girl Well we all had a good time and look forward to going again soon.