Shetland Sheepdog
Picture of Firefly, a female Shetland Sheepdog

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Home:Wartburg, TN  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Today is my Birthday!

   Leave a bone for Firefly

Special Gift Box:
The family of Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie, Sam and more!

Fly, McFly, Horsedog, Mickie. Registered name ANM's Celestial Firefly.

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:

June 19th 2006

Napping on my bed, her favorite sock monkey toy, freeze-dried duck feet, Zuke's treats, chicken, her doggie-friend Hoss, and squeaky toys.

Being in the rain. Bath times! When Bubbles drinks from her bowl. Feta Cheese annoys her in general.

Favorite Toy:
Her purple sock monkey squeaky and her lime green loofa dog! Her LambChop toy. Her Angry Birds Bad Piggy. Her plushie cow and piggie. Her crushed velvet bow. And her hand crocheted squeaky sac (my boyfriend crochets her toys).

Favorite Food:
Fromm's Four Star Nutritionals Pork and Peas. Primal Freeze Dried Turkey&Sardine. Merrick's canned food grain free. Freeze dried duck feet are also a plus! Zukes, Old Mother Hubbard, and Chummy Yummies!

Favorite Walk:
Firefly loves going to the dog park and she always loves a good hike through the woods. We also jog/run at the park.

Best Tricks:
Sit, down, roll over, play dead, sit pretty, spin,walk back, crawl, go left, go right, go around, heel off leash, jump back, jump high, take a bow, speak, fetch, high five, gimme paw.

Arrival Story:
When I was 12 and three months shy if my 13 birthday, I begged my mother for a dog. I had been irresponsible in the past with family pets, so I had to do a lot of research to convince my mother that I wasn't going to neglect the responsibility of a new dog. To up the ante, my mother wanted me to research a specific breed and then choose. My grandmother helped me pick out the Shetland Sheepdog, and decided that if I found a breeder, that she would buy me a puppy for my birthday. I combed ads in the papers, and hit a bingo in August. 8 wk old sable and white Shelties, AKC registered. My grandmother and I then set out on a four hour journey to pick up my puppy in another city very far away. When we arrived, three little puppies sat in their carrier, with their very lovely mother nearby. My grandmother and the breeder exchanged money and paperwork, and I scooped up the littlest Sheltie, a pretty little female. Then, I names her Firefly, and that's the beginning to q very lovely story. I have learned so much about dog care through working with Firefly. She also taught me about dog training. We have worked together as a team, and I must say, my first "official" dog wasn't a novelty birthday present... I wasn't going to be irresponsible, and never neglected my duties. My first dog is my companion for life! She is an amazing pooch, and I absolutely adore her. I love animals, especially dogs, and Firefly is by far the best dog my family has ever known because I took the time to do my research. My mother and grandmother are proud of Firefly and I. I am also proud of us.

Forums Motto:
Life is better with Sheltie love.

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Lying down to eat...should I be concerned?

About Mom!:
I'm Firefly's human, and my name is Amber Martin. I am an 18 year old freshman college student who absolutely adores her pets! I have Firefly, two kittens, a snow cornsnake by the name of Narcissa, and a Pacman frog called Cheech. My pets make my world go round, and picturing my life without them is unimaginable! I am a journalism major. I have a passion for writing and reading. I love learning new things and enjoy dog training and finding out new and innovative ideas with pet nutrition. I can be helpful and informative and I really like sharing information with other people. I'm amiable, well versed, and overall a pet person! My boyfriend is slowly becoming a pet person himself! He loves my dog and cats and even has himself a pet turtle named Sheldon!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 6th 2013 More than 4 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Feta CheeseFloyd~ Gone,
Not Forgotten

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Confessions of a College Kid's Canine

Home for Thanksgiving.

November 28th 2013 8:11 pm
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Wow, it has been a long time since mom was able to post for me. Ever since college, mom has been busy. I can honestly say that it has been difficult without mom. For the first week my days consisted of a protest. I went on hunger strike and moped around. Mom felt bad, and now she brings me gifts when she comes home because at college there is a Petco in the city. Mom also bought hermit crabs because her apartment lacks life. She really wants me there but can't have pets.This week, mom has been home since Tuesday! She won't leave again till Sunday, and I've been feeling much better since I get to curl up with my human at night and play and follow her around. This time mom went to the pet store and bought me a pink squeaky Kong elephant. She also bought me a bag of OMH biscuitsand a Merrick turkey sausage. I Also got me a can of Merricks Thanksgiving Day dinner! It was so nice. I've enjoyed these past three days in her company... I'm so glad she is finally home for awhile.



I am Dog of the Day!

July 13th 2013 6:09 pm
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What an honor! Thank you so much Dogster for picking me! Mom just noticed this afternoon, and was tickled to death for me! She gave me an extra spoonful of Merrick canned food and four extra treats! Haha! :) Such a wonderful honor.

I've been Diary of the Day, Daily Diary Pick numerous times, and now I am DOTD! How cool! Thank you so much to everyone who gave me gifts, sent messages and pictures, and dropped kind comments! Mom and I really feel honored and give our outmost thanks!


Raw Day Today!!

July 9th 2013 6:35 am
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I am completely excited.

Today is my RAW meal day! I did get canned for breakfast... But when lunch time rolls around... Mom has chicken gizzards and beef liver thawing for me in the drain! She's going to portion the liver and gizzards so I can have another meal on Thursday! I love gizzards and can't wait to try liver!

Mom has another job coming up, so when she gets paid my meals will be 100% complete. I am getting a complete raw meal at dinner, because I have two bags of Primal freeze dried. But when she gets money mom is getting me:

Chicken drumsticks&wings
Pork brains
Chicken hearts
Whole sardines
Chicken liver

Sounds awesome, huh!? Bol, mom hates touching liver though... But she said she'd do it for me. My first dinner when she gets paid will be:

1 chicken drumstick
2 chicken hearts
4 chicken livers

This will be appropriate for me and my body weight!

Then I will have a menu similar to this:
2 chicken wings
1 lobe pork brains
2 chicken livers


Four whole sardines
Two chicken hearts
Four chicken gizzards

Mom is pretty excited. She's developing my meal plan further! We have an Asian market in the city, and mom can get rabbit, duck, fish, feet, tongues, kidneys, etc. I'm in heaven...

Roars, ruffs, and wags,


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