My first love when it came to dogs was Shetland Sheepdogs. Although I'm very active with Flat-Coats now, I still have shelties and Storm joined our family back in 2006. I think he thinks he is a herding, retrieving FC-Sheltie cross breed. He likes to run in the field with the big dogs and even though he is a small guy, he has the heart of a lion.
Our Jack Russell, Rolex, lived for more than 17 wonderful years. He was always the "top dog" at our house and patiently helped raise our 3 flat-coats! We miss him terribly.
If anyone ever fit the part of the comfortable English gentleman sporting a pipe and smoking jacket, it was Cody. Cody always lived life with a wink and a nod, yet with never a moment’s concession to another’s way. He loved to retrieve, but only at his discretion. He was modestly adventurous, inconspicuously confident, and always his own man. And he never let having a good time stand in the way of a serious nap. He insisted on enjoying life on his own terms, and he usually did. He loved you from a distance, but you knew that he did. And when he really needed you, he let you know. He knew he was deeply loved. Cody left us suddenly and unexpectedly on July 11. He was 10 1/2 years old. Thank you, Cody, for your gentle humor, and the many good and happy years together. We miss your serene presence terribly.
We went from being dog-less to two dogs in 3 weeks. Patches was my niece's dog. My sister was going through a nasty divorce and had to find homes for the family dogs. We said we would take in Patches. So 3 weeks after Zephyr came to live with us, Patch was added to the pack. She was about 12 years old. She had had a very rough time and needed lots of TLC. She adopted Zephyr instantly as her puppy. Living with him brought out her zest for life. She now retrieves, and specializes in keeping our yard free of moles, squirrels and chipmunks. She is a typical terrier mix, letting the world know her opinion.
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