Posts Tagged ‘Sheltie’

Black and White Sunday #95 – Eye on the cheese

August 31, 2014 13 comments

Eye on the cheese in B & W #Sheltie

My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever.

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Wordless Wednesday #192 – Squirrel!

June 18, 2014 10 comments

My nanny dog is a Sheltie. What is yours?

June 17, 2014 13 comments

According to, the most popular Nanny Dog breeds are:

  • Collie
  • Saint Bernard
  • Newfoundlandland
  • Bloodhound
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Golden Retriever
  • Bernese Mountain Dog

I think I and my fellow Sheltie lovers would argue that the Shetland Sheepdog should also be on that list. Granted, they don’t quite fit all three of the characteristics the site claims distinguishes a nanny dog: 1) large, powerful breeds with low to medium energy levels, 2) Affectionate and gentle nature, and 3) intelligent and attentive. They are not large breeds with a low to medium energy level, but Shelties are quite affectionate and attentive.

IMG_5971I have been pretty immobile the past few days due to an issue with the discs in my neck. It’s a painful and debilitating injury and I haven’t been much of a trooper in dealing with the pain or inconvenience.

Fortunately for me, my nanny dog has been keeping a close eye on me. Cupcake has been staying close by my side and has taken it as her duty to check up on me. She constantly looks at me with a question in her eyes, “Are you okay?” It’s been very sweet to see how seriously she has taken this duty. These past few days she has been sleeping by my bed (instead of at the end of it) and she has been following me around to make sure I am okay. She won’t let me out of her sight.

When I was sick with the flu last year, it was Jasper who would not leave my side and who slept with me (the whole time). This is not something he does normally, so I know he was keeping an eye on me too.

Dogs have a way of comforting you when you most need it. They step up their game and become nanny dogs and then revert back to fun, happy and crazy dogs when you are feeling better. I love that about them.

Has your dog every nannied you or your family members? What did he/she do?

Wordless Wednesday #189 – Dog park flooded: The land of trees and water.

May 27, 2014 6 comments

Favorite Video Friday – Hanging out at the beach with my family

May 23, 2014 4 comments

Memorial Day weekend is dedicated to honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, but traditionally it has also been a weekend to spend time with family. Many of us will observe the day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, camping, hanging out at the beach and participating in parades.

For myself, I hope to spend some time with both family and friends (and of course, my dogs). There will be gardening and reading and picture-taking this weekend, but there will also be some time to reflect on those who served or are serving now.

Whatever you are doing this weekend, I hope you get to hang out with your favorite people and just enjoy being with each other.

Happy Friday everyone!

Wordless Wednesday #188 – Maggie from the mill

May 20, 2014 8 comments
Maggie goes for the cheese. #puppymilldog

Going for the cheese


Creating a little distance




Waiting for cheese

Black and White Sunday #83 – Someone stole my stick

May 18, 2014 8 comments

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