Saturday, December 20, 2008


I thought I write about our Sheltie Charlie he was our venture into showing Shelties again. He has such a great personality so out going and he is such a good boy. We I got him from Tammy of Iona Shelties, the kids and I bonded to Charlie right away. The Kids would sneak him into their rooms and I knew I would find him in one or the other which for my son is saying something he loves the dogs but he would be happy with just one.

We went to some shows with Charlie and others would say what a pretty puppy as Charlie has a beautiful face the problem was movement So I wanted Tammy to see him and lucky for me my first sheltie National was here in Colorado seeing so many pretty shelties in one place wow. Well that meant I would get to meet Tammy and have her go over Charlie I was so excited. So she came over to see him she thought he had a pretty face very pretty color. pretty standing and such a great outgoing temperament and then he moved and she and her friend said that it would be best if we neutered Charlie. I have to say I was very sad that night as my Daughter and I talked about what Charlies future would be because I really wanted to show shelties I knew shelties were a hard breed to show with size and everything else. I just felt disappointed but knew Tammy was right I knew before she came. So we went home and when I got the motor home all unloaded the kids came and said Mom if you sell Charlie were going with him Mind you I had never once said I was selling Charlie. And now I knew it wasn't even an option. I told Mariah and Derek I was planning on doing some obedience with Charlie which Mariah has started as I have been told that Charlie is her dog and when she goes to collage she taking him and I shall call him King Charles as he is the king of the house . Dang I learn something new everyday. Which is fine by me as I love him lots too and yes King Charles has been neutered and getting a little to fat because no one can deny Charlie. Which I will get in trouble for saying later. So we hope in the next year to post Charlies obedience title.


Irish Hill Shelties said...

Merry Christmas So sorry to hear about Charlie we too have a beautiful bitch that has it all except she is just on the small size and won't be able to show. Life is tough and she has bonded with us and the other dogs so how do you just send them off. I can't so she will do some other things she loves people and would make a good nursing home /hospital dog visitor. They will love her she can't stop loving people.So that will be her job and we look for another show bitch. Good luck in your obedience classes with Charlie

Josh and Jess said...

What a beautiful picture of a Christmas Sheltie :) Would you like to be friends with us? We're 2 one year old Shelties from New Zealand. You'll find us on

Come and check us out, we love to meet new friends.

Josh and Jess