Babs 1990-2006


Shetland Sheepdog
Picture of Babs 1990-2006, a female Shetland Sheepdog

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Home:Hamilton, ON, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Nicknames:
Babily boop

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Likes:
food!!

Pet-Peeves:
Bigger dogs (she has 2 German Shepherds) that walk over her or through her. She says, "What were you thinking when you got Shepherds?! Shelties are far superior!"

Favorite Toy:
none - her bed!

Favorite Food:
She has a favorite??!! Everything and anything!

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere but not too far now, she gets tired too quickly. Usually once around the block.

Best Tricks:
rollover

Arrival Story:
We got Babs from a breeder when she was just 6 weeks old. (a little early) She was our first dog as a family and I wanted a good dog for us that was great with kids. I had a Sheltie growing up and knew they were great little dogs.

Bio:
Babs is our house dog and great family pet. (when I say "house dog" I mean I didn't do any formal training/etc. with her. She just knows basic manners but this dog is smart as a whip!) She is well-known by all the neighbourhood kids. They used to come "call on her" and I would sit on the porch while the kids would play with her. She is getting older now and spends most of her time sleeping. She has a few health problems (deaf, almost blind with cataracts, collapsed trachea, arthritis and dementia) but they are all managable with medication and diet. As long as she isn't in pain and still recognizes us I will do everything I can for her. I would never be so selfish to keep her around for my own sake. Don't worry! My vet says she is doing great! I tell him, "She will live forever, don't you know that?" Like every Sheltie I've ever met, she LOVES to bark and will use any excuse! When she was younger she used to play in the yard with my kids and their friends and herd them all into the center of the yard. We used to really get a kick out of that! She also likes to wrestle with our cat, Smog, and is so gentle with her.

Forums Motto:
Shelties rule the world

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 29th 2004 More than 9 years!

I Was In The:
2006 Valentine's Day Party!
♥Mom♥ 2005 Mother's Day Stroll!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
76084


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2000-2009
DallasSmogKuruk

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Divalicious!


Christmas

December 23rd 2006 7:47 am
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I was wrapping up the last of the Christmas presents last night and I only had 2 "doggy" piles. Gosh, I miss you SO much! I had my favourite picture of you blown up and framed for the living room. I love to see you up there on the wall but I can see SO clearly me putting my arms around you whenever I look at it. I want to snuggle with you again so badly.

I think of all the things we did together and there are alot of things I wish I did with you. Because we were lucky enough to get you when the kids were so small, we were all busy bringing them up properly with a good Sheltie for a "role model dog!" You did a FABULOUS job and now your boy is training Dallas for Agility while Chico and I are also working hard. I think about how much fun you would've had learning this when you were young.

I will think of you Christmas morning when everybody else is opening their gifts and there's somebody missing. I still feel you all around me and I can't wait to see you again, running towards me barking like usual....

 

My favourite girl is gone...

July 9th 2006 4:56 pm
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We had to put our beloved diva to sleep this past Friday. Her health problems just got too much and she was confused most of the time. It all went as well as could be expected and it really did me good to feel her body relaxed and not in anymore pain.

I can't believe she's gone and it keeps crashing down on me every morning when I used to give her her pills. Supper time is very hard and I just can't bear to put her bowl away yet.

My mind knows I did the very best by her but I'm waiting for my heart to catch up. She was the sweetest little dog and gave us so much happiness. I know she's up there waiting for me and I can't wait to see her again...

LOVE your dog...

 

My old bones

September 14th 2005 6:40 am
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Yesterday when Dad came home he couldn't find me. I barked until he realized I was down in the basement and couldn't get back up the stairs. He came down to help me and saw that I couldn't move my hind end at all. I was dragging myself by my front legs. He went to pick up Mom (because she knows much more about "doggy" health then he does) and she called the doc right away. She was VERY upset although I didn't seem to be feeling any pain. Dad drove to the doc's because Mom was crying and couldn't possibly drive that way! She held me and I kept kissing away her tears, which made her cry even more - go figure! The doc said I had slipped a disc and Mom would have to practice some "doggy physiotherapy" on me. She was SO relieved! She gets so worried anytime anything happens at my age. Now I have to do "laps" in the bathtub while Mom holds me up in the water. I'm rather enjoying all the extra attention! Mom feels much better and so do I!

 
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