SparkPeople For the Love of Shelties Team Messageboard Shetland Sheepdogs are a fun and smart breed, easy to love and beautiful too. Please join me if you have a Sheltie(s). Together we can talk about our Shelties and motivate each other to lose weight. SparkPeople For the Love of Shelties Team Messageboard Hello from Central Maine Good morning. y name is Terry and I wanted to join this group and share my Sheltie stories. I have a sable sheltie named Cedar, and a bi-blue sheltie named Pepper. Eventually I'll post a picture of them. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 05:55:19 EST I think shelties are the CUTEST dogs!!!!! They sooooo cute! Perfect little mini collies! <BR> <BR> I want to hug them to death! They make me die of cuteness overload!!!!! Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:03:14 EST Hi! I'm new here & I'm so glad I found this team!! Hi! I'm Elaine from Malaysia & I'm a huge sheltie fan! In fact, they my fave breed! I love huskies too! But shelties has to be my favorite! I was about to start another sheltie team but I'm so glad I don't have to! Let's be friends & talk shelties!!!!!!!!! Fri, 5 Apr 2013 22:15:28 EST Hello I have a sable sheltie, Corynne, who is almost 8. I was not really into dogs before we got her. Now she is such a part of our family it's crazy! She has such a personality and is so smart! <BR> <BR> She, too, is overweight and needs to shed a few pounds. Fri, 3 Aug 2012 04:07:49 EST Excited about starting my weight loss Hello everyone! I am excited about making the choice to be healthy and lose weight. I all so look foward to meeting new people! Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:08:00 EST We have an addition to our family I am the proud owner of a Goldendoodle. she is 13 wks old,, very sweet, and a high energy puppy. <BR> It has been a long time since I have had a puppy. I had forgotten how many times a day they have to potty. she is doing pretty well on the potty training. Some days no mistakes in the house and other days not so good. When I take her outdoors and say"go potty" she knows what that means, and will do it. we have also been working on leash training. Having other dogs around does help. <... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:57:43 EST Dog Food What brand of dog food are you currently feeding your shelties. <BR> I will start off. I have been feediing Iames for years now, and they seem to do well with it. Acutally I am using the wgt control. Both of my shelties, are a little over wgt, time to get out the green beans. <BR> I am hearing alot from other people about Blue Dog food, <BR> Shirley Sun, 29 Jan 2012 18:36:26 EST Licorice Flavonoid Oil I read quite a lengthy article a few days ago on the above mentioned product for weight loss. Has anyone heard of this and tried it? I am very curious, and am thinking about trying it. <BR> Shirley Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:45:32 EST What are your goals for the new year-Share with us Good morning Team. <BR> I am wondering what your goals are for the new year. Sometime it helps us keep them to have some accountability. <BR> Mine are to continue to eat healthy. (messed up on that one during the Holidays) <BR> To increase my steps and other exercise (need to work on that, slowed way down after my health issues) <BR> Better time management. <BR> To prioritize (To eliminate those things that are not important so I can devote more time to the important ones. <BR> The above w... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:48:33 EST Coming Back I have been inactive for a long time, but am coming back, refreshed, and ready to go. <BR> I apologize for the long absence. <BR> Have a great day, and I am looking forward to getting reaquainted and meeting all the new shelties lovers. <BR> Shirley Wed, 4 Jan 2012 13:12:55 EST Barking Sheltie : What is your trick? Everyone knows that Shelties bark... but what is your trick for controlling your Sheltie's barking? <BR> <BR> I have a very active 10 month old female Sheltie named Kyara. She is a darling but is terrified of strangers ever since she was 10 weeks old. She went through puppy school, did her basic obedience and is now doing introduction classes to agility. We also had Barkbuster's come and visit us to help with her insecurity issues. They did help a lot for the barking in the house but to be h... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:53:10 EST Hi Sheltie Lovers Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Annette I just recently joined Sparkpeople. My husband and I belong to 4 sheltie furkids. Charlie who just turned 12 and is my first Agility Sheltie. Missy and Vinny who are both rescues and are both 11. Our baby girl and my other Agility Sheltie who just turned 9 last month. We've had shelties for the last 20 years. I am involve with the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Southern Nevada/Sheltie Rescue <link> </link> . I am also involved w... Fri, 20 May 2011 01:31:16 EST Hi Everybody Hi Gang, <BR> <BR> I thought I'd take a minute for a quick "Hello". <BR> <BR> I turned 41 on the 2nd of January and decided that after eating "my way" for years, it is time to eat "the right way" now. <BR> <BR> My wife (CHAR1970) and I both have some extra pounds to shed so we signed up on the 4th and as of today I am down 13.2 pounds and she has lost 8.4. <BR> <BR> My goal is to reach 205 by June and I look forward to sharing my journey with the great people here on SP. <BR> <BR> I am n... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:43:02 EST new puppy! The new baby is a boy, 10 weeks old. He's SOOO cute!! Sat, 1 May 2010 08:19:55 EST PET HEALTH ALERTS _ IMPORTANT INFORMATION COCOA MULCH REMINDER.- Sine this is spring gardening time and you are surely working your yard, it is a good time to remind that Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey. It is sold by most of the major garden supply stores, including some locally. <BR> <BR> You must remember that it contains a lethal ingredient called THEOBROMINE. Theobrine is in all chocolate, especially dark or baker's chocolate, which is toxic to dogs. Cocoa bean shells from which the mulch is made, contain potentiall... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 11:46:56 EST My Sky's BD is tomorrow! A day of celebration! Sky turns 12 tomorrow. This year, though, is touched with sadness, because I just learned his daddy passed away this month from cancer. His name was Dusty, a sable, and my Sky, being a sable merle, is Dusty Sky, a/k/a Morland's Dare to Be Different. Dusty sired 2 litters, born about the same time, and his breeder stopped showing and breeding and just does rescue now. So Dusty's line stops with Sky and his siblings. This year for Sky's birthday, we'll eat a treat an... Sun, 18 Apr 2010 13:43:59 EST Want a happy, well behaved dog? Englewood, Colo.-3/9/2009 <BR> Making sure our canine companions mind their manners at home and in public is our responsibility as pet parents. Bark Busters-the world's largest, most trusted dog training company-offers a simple set of tips for proper dog etiquette. By observing these guidelines, you and your dog will avoid unsafe and unsavory situations. <BR> When you're with your dog, it is always important to be considerate of everyone around yon, whether at home or in public. A well-beh... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 20:41:03 EST Yea, a Sheltie board! I started Sparkpeople in February and just found this message board. I have 3 shelties. The 2 boys, Sky and Alex, are 12 and my girl, Cailin, is 7. Alex and Cailin are rescues. We have a rescue party in Western Colorado once a year, put on by the Sheltie Rescue, so all the shelties can meet and greet. I'm excited to be a member of this group! Sun, 7 Mar 2010 13:27:58 EST Goals What are your goals for the New Year and how do you plan on accomplishing them.? <BR> Shirley Fri, 1 Jan 2010 14:58:15 EST Dog Treats What kind of treats do you feed your dogs? <BR> <BR> Shirley Sat, 28 Nov 2009 20:08:58 EST Family fun and Thanksgiving traditions. Hi everyone: <BR> <BR> I thought with Thanksgiving approaching, we might like to share our traditions and fun things we do Thanksgiving. I will start us off. <BR> All the kids come to Mom's house, (that is me of course) that is children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and 2 granddogs. There are 23 of us not counting the fur babies. <BR> <BR> We have a pot luck dinner with everyone bringing their favorite goodies, and we have the usual turkey, stuffing, (Yum) sweet potatoes, etc. <B... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:21:02 EST Trophy How many points to your next trophy I have 2,467 to go. <BR> Shirley Tue, 3 Nov 2009 13:57:21 EST Brewers Yeast with Garlic I have been giving my 2 furbabies Brewer's Yeast with garlic and also a treat that has Omega 3& 6 fatty acids in it. <BR> These work really well for skin and a nice shiny coat. I love them, well my dogs love them LOL <BR> They both have very shiny coats. <BR> Shirley Mon, 2 Nov 2009 17:17:34 EST Halloween Do your doggies wear a costume as they stand at the door and pass out goodies? <BR> Mine used to, but Ms Abby is not into that yet. Too frightening for her. <BR> Happy Halloween <BR> Shirley <em>431</em> <em>424</em> <em>275</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 12:04:59 EST Abby Rose experience with the Dog Communicator This is going to be a long post, but I guarantee you will find it interestiing. <BR> The dog communicator came on Sunday. I immediately noticed that she had a very calming aura, about her. Abby who usually barks at everyone did not bark at her, and was very relaxed the whole time she was here. <BR> She first sat on the floor next to her and patted and talked to her just in general things that you and I would say to any dog we met. <BR> After a while Glacier, who is miss congeniality walked b... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:48:54 EST Two jobs at once Two jobs at once, we could all use that, can't we!! <BR> This is a little tip I learned when my sweet tooth gets to acting up (which is often) LOL <BR> You can take black grapes or which ever kind you like. I like them best because they are sweet. Spread them out on a cookie sheet in a single layer, stick in the freezer, and when you just have to have something sweet, grab them. <BR> Here's where the 2 jobs comes in, you can also get part of your fruits for the new goal posted. <BR> Have a ... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 19:36:40 EST Update on Abby Rose I've Been busy today telling Abby that she will have some very special company Sunday afternoon. I also am excited about it. <BR> We have been so perplexed about why she will sit on the couch with DH, accept loving from him, accept wonderful treats from him, but she barks constantly, if he sneezes, she barks literally, if he shifts his position on the courch she barks, and if he goes to the door she chases him aggressively, and has bitten him three times. <BR> She also spends time quite freq... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:56:47 EST Flu What precautions are you taking to keep yourself healthy and to try and avoid the flu which is now reaching epedimic proportions. <BR> I have <BR> 1.Had the seasonal flu shot <BR> 2. Have started taking Vitamin C <BR> 3. Have started taking Zinc <BR> 4. Bought small purse size Purex to keep with me to wash and sanitize my hands. This will dry very quickly. <BR> It has been said that Vitamin C and Zinc is an immunity building product. <BR> Shirley Tue, 20 Oct 2009 19:54:51 EST hi everyone! hi everyone, my name is kristen and im an american living in england. i moved here a few months ago to marry my wonderful husband but i have to say that one of the hardest parts about moving is missing my shelties back in the us. unfortunately, my husband and i can't afford to buy a couple of cute little shelties yet, but we can't wait to buy them when we have the money. but anyway, im thrilled to be a part of sparkpeople and to meet lots of wonderful new people and i cant wait to start my we... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:46:38 EST hi everyone! hi everyone, my name is kristen and im an american living in england. i moved here a few months ago to marry my wonderful husband but i have to say that one of the hardest parts about moving is missing my shelties back in the us. unfortunately, my husband and i can't afford to buy a couple of cute little shelties yet, but we can't wait to buy them when we have the money. but anyway, im thrilled to be a part of sparkpeople and to meet lots of wonderful new people and i cant wait to start my we... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:46:29 EST hi everyone! hi everyone, my name is kristen and im an american living in england. i moved here a few months ago to marry my wonderful husband but i have to say that one of the hardest parts about moving is missing my shelties back in the us. unfortunately, my husband and i can't afford to buy a couple of cute little shelties yet, but we can't wait to buy them when we have the money. but anyway, im thrilled to be a part of sparkpeople and to meet lots of wonderful new people and i cant wait to start my we... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:46:06 EST Abby Rose I have some pic of my new dog, Abby Rose on my Spark Page. Check it out. We think she is very beautiful. <BR> We are still working on manners. LOL We love her to death, even if she is a brat at times. <BR> <BR> I am trying to get them both to stand still at the same time, so I can get a picture. Good Luck with that one. <BR> Shirley <BR> Wed, 7 Oct 2009 19:27:59 EST Exercise I found an article today on Sparks Fitness category called exercisiing with your dog. Check it out. <BR> It is good. <BR> The goal for me is to walk Abby Rose 30 minutes 2xday <BR> A tired dog is a more content dog. <BR> Have a great day everyone. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Shirley Mon, 5 Oct 2009 11:31:44 EST color of shelties What color shelties do you have. <BR> <BR> I have a blue merle, and a bi-black. <BR> Shirley Thu, 24 Sep 2009 14:26:26 EST Hi and fleas Abby Rose, Glacier and I just stopped by to say "Hi" <BR> to everyone. <BR> <BR> We had an interesting day .. my little sweethearts had fleas on them. Stopped by the Vet to see how you could have fleas when they are on Advantix. You can!! <BR> So....I flea bombed the whole house today, and took the babies and we stayed in the 5th wheeler for 2 hrs. <BR> My hubby is helping out with vacuuming now, to make sure we get everything <BR> <BR> Don't want to do that again. <BR> Shirley Tue, 22 Sep 2009 20:01:22 EST Points How many points did you get today when you signed in. <BR> I got five. Sun, 13 Sep 2009 12:29:54 EST Need some input (HELP PLEASE) I(This may be a long post, sorry) <BR> <BR> I was so happy to hear that I had been approved for my beautiful bi-black sheltie, I fell in love with her the first time I saw her picture. However, most rescue shelties do come with some baggage. <BR> <BR> I had been told that she was shy, and very vocal when seeing squirrels on her property. and that was o.k. I could deal with that. After all, aren't all shelties barkers. But what I wasn't told was that she is very agressive with th... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:53:53 EST A few questions. just out of curiosity, I was wondering.... <BR> <BR> What method do you use to set the ears? <BR> We are gluing. <BR> <BR> What type of dog food do you use? <BR> We use Avoderm. <BR> <BR> Do you debark your puppies. <BR> We don't, I don't believe in it. I could go on but don't want to start a debate. Sun, 23 Aug 2009 08:54:53 EST Just to say Hi Good morning shelties lovers, our message board has been really quite lately, where is everybody. I'm just checking in to say "hi" to everyone and my wishes for a great day for all (and that includes our little fur babies) Have fun playing with them today. <BR> Shirley Thu, 13 Aug 2009 14:41:21 EST She's here I finally found my new little girl. We drove about 400 miles round trip to get her. As many of you know I had decided to go the rescue sheltie route this time. <BR> <BR> She is a very beautiful, flashy 2 yr old bi-black. She has a large white collar, a white blaze, white chest, 3 white legs, and on the fourth leg, the black extends down to the foot. She is very timid right now, but is making remrkable progress. <BR> I take her on 20 minutes walks 2xday to help with the bonding proce... Wed, 12 Aug 2009 15:43:17 EST What are you doing for exercise today? I am walking with my pedometer attached. I will take my fur baby for a walk before the day is over. Dad took her for a walk this morning. She never gets enough walking. <BR> Also doing the laundry, that is a lot of walking to get it all put away. <BR> <BR> I know I need to get motivated enough to start some of the other exercises. I just can't seem to get started on them. <BR> Have a great day everyone. Keep on walking! <BR> ShirleyA Wed, 5 Aug 2009 10:40:13 EST Afterglow of vacation Good morning everyone! <BR> I am still enjoying the afterglow of my vacation. It was a great time, as we went to a dulcimer fun fest, which consisted of many workshops. <BR> I came home all fired up to be more faithful with my practicing, and more inspired to keep on keeping on. <BR> Glacier had a great time, she so loves camping and traveling with us, she just enjoys being with us and doing whatever we are doing. Just your typical sheltie, right! they just want to be where you are, (she ... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 09:19:42 EST I'm B a a c k (from vacation) We were gone for a week to the annual dulcimer festival in Michigan. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. The festival itself only lasts for 3 days, and in those 3 days they pack in 200 workshops, which you are free to pick and choose from. <BR> That was the good news, the bad news was an old injury picked this time to show up again. We thought about 4 months ago, that I might have a torn meniscus, but due to the fact that I was the caregiver for my terminally ill dau, and the fact that it ... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 12:51:14 EST Heartworms Do you believe a dog that is being treated for heartworms can ever be totally cured. <BR> Shirley Thu, 9 Jul 2009 16:51:30 EST WELCOME BACK BLACKHEART Hi Blackheart <BR> Hope your vacation was wonderful and now you are home so you can get some rest. lol <BR> Shirley Mon, 6 Jul 2009 08:26:50 EST Happy 4th of July Good morning, Sheltie Lovers, I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone and safe and Happy 4th. Enjoy your family and have a great weekend. <BR> Shirley Sat, 4 Jul 2009 07:52:42 EST Thank You Thank you Gail, for your warm welcome to the board. <BR> I sure LOVE my shelties. <BR> Have a Great Week-end everyone <BR> Shirley Sat, 27 Jun 2009 11:43:22 EST Bladder Cancer Hello, <BR> <BR> I was just wondering if anyone here has ever dealt with bladder cancer? Now that I'm reading on it I'm finding shelties are ranked about number 3 as most likely to have this cancer. My 15 year old girl that finished her CD in April has it and I'm taking her to an Oncologist July 2. I know we can't get rid of it and I'm just hoping to be able to do something to give her a bit more quality time with us. <BR> <BR> Pam Sun, 14 Jun 2009 14:02:31 EST Hi and Intro Hi everyone! My name is Gael and I am a true blue (and black) sheltie lover. My kennel name is Gala. I have been involved with shelties for almost 20 years, been showing for 15 of those. I've played around with this diet and that diet, once losing 55lbs only to gain it all back. I want to continue to show my dogs so I am determined to get the excess weight off. Is chasing 5 week old sheltie puppies considered a cardio exercise? :-) Very glad to be here... I know I need the support to help me... Tue, 19 May 2009 13:15:49 EST granddaughters' health Hi everyone, I'm just being a grandma & feeling worried. My 17 yr old grand-daughter has been diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-Wright syndrome. Probably should not worry, but I do. She said she has lots of heart palpitrations, etc. She sees a specialist soon. Anyone have any "words or wisdom' for me? Thu, 23 Apr 2009 04:00:01 EST Hi Everyone! (Long Intro) I never know what to say exactly in these introductions... Hi! My name is Jessi. I am a CPDT (Certified Pet Dog Trainer), endorsed member of NADOI (National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors) - and the New editor of NADOI as well as a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator and all-around dog lover! <BR> <BR> I have 6 dogs currently. Axel, a black sable German Shepherd Dog who is about 9 years old. Axel has his CD and 2 legs of his RN (plan on showing for the last leg this spring/summer ... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 04:19:20 EST RALLYO Who enjoys RallyO? Quincy is taking his first class & I didn't realize how much we would both like it - I thought it would be too boring after Agility. It seems to actually calm him. He stays very focused. Glad we are trying it! Today is agility drop-in = lets burn up some of that energy... Jo-Anne Sun, 22 Mar 2009 10:43:57 EST Total Newbie Hi there! I'm a total newbie to SP and wondered if there were any other Sheltie owners out there; so here I am! Our family has a male sheltie that is 7 yrs old and we love him to bits <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting everyone Thu, 5 Feb 2009 18:26:45 EST What's the best fence for a Sheltie? We're wanting to put up a fence in the backyard for Kobe and aren't sure what will work out best. There aren't many fences in our neighborhood and cost is a factor. I've read that underground fences aren't good for Shelties but am unsure of the reason. Does anyone have any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance for your time <BR> <BR> Patti Sat, 17 Jan 2009 07:24:35 EST Help, How BIG will my puppy be? I have the best puppy! The family just loves Kobe and we're all wondering how big he will get. At 15 weeks he weighed 15 pounds. The vet thinks Kobe will be a good size Sheltie, somewhere between 30 - 50 pounds. My mother has a Sheltie and it's only 23 pounds. Kobe is loved regardless of his size but it would be nice to have an idea how big he'll be. Just curious what everyones thoughts are. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Patti Thu, 15 Jan 2009 06:30:58 EST How do you keep your shelties fit? I didn't run into this anyplace else and just wondered what different folks are doing? <BR> <BR> Walks, playing with toys, biking, jogging, etc...? <BR> <BR> I really am seriously considering getting mine the ball as I'm thinking those core buidling exercises would not be hard on older joints like any sort of impact exercise might be. <BR> <BR> A couple of years ago I bought a pool and took them in pretty regularly that year but didn't get it put up in time and it was toast at the end of t... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:56:16 EST training help I have 1 1/2 year old sheltie who is just a sweetie. She and our other dog stay outside during the day and come in when we get home. I let them out several times before turning in for the night. We would love for Dala to sleep with us, but will not make it through the night w/o using the restroom unless she is caged. If she is locked in her "bed" she can go all night. I hate having to lock her up, but also hate having to clean up her messes. Any suggestions? Wed, 14 Jan 2009 00:00:40 EST Exercise ball question Hello, <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone here uses an exercise ball and what you think of it if you do? <BR> <BR> I have a knee that is in pretty bad shape so even much walking is difficult. I thought maybe the ball would be activity I could do that wouldn't bother it too much. <BR> <BR> To keep this sheltie related has anyone used any of the canine exercise balls for their dogs? I'm thinking of doing so for my older girls in particular. <BR> <BR> Pam Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:44:42 EST Hi and Intro Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been on SP for a couple of years now on and off - more off than on in the last few months which is reflected in my scale. I am the friend that Pam (PSLuke) who recently joined this team mentioned in her post. Some of you might know me from the now defunct "Super Shelties" team. I have been meaning to join this team for a while now so thank you Pam, for prompting me! <BR> <BR> I currently own 6 Shelties so you could say I have a full house. Two are seniors... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:46:49 EST Long Introduction :) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm Pam in Southern IN and have been a member here for a while but never really read or got active. I have decided it is time to do so. As you might notice I like to talk so I figured if I become active here it might help me with the weight loss. <BR> <BR> I couldn¡¦t believe there was a sheltie group. A friend with shelties told me there was and she was thinking of joining this group. <BR> <BR> I currently have 6 shelties. Shara is a blue merle girl... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:37:36 EST Hi Team I am the proud owner of a 15 week old male sheltie. Oh, he has added so much energy to the family! Each passing day we all love Kobe more and more! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know you. <BR> <BR> Patti <em>200</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 06:06:25 EST Hi Team!! Hi everyone! I just joined sparks Jan.1st. I'm loving this site! It's been wonderful!! I also have 2 shelties named, Maddigan and Dillon. They are a big part of my weight loss motivation. As everyone knows, shelties are working dogs and they like to be on the move, which motivates me to walk them. I look forward to being on this team. <em>212</em> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:53:32 EST Hi Team!! Hi everyone! I just joined sparks Jan.1st. I'm loving this site! It's been wonderful!! I also have 2 shelties named, Maddigan and Dillon. They are a big part of my weight loss motivation. As everyone knows, shelties are working dogs and they like to be on the move, which motivates me to walk them. I look forward to being on this team. <em>212</em> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:53:19 EST Hi Team!! Hi everyone! I just joined sparks Jan.1st. I'm loving this site! It's been wonderful!! I also have 2 shelties named, Maddigan and Dillon. They are a big part of my weight loss motivation. As everyone knows, shelties are working dogs and they like to be on the move, which motivates me to walk them. I look forward to being on this team. <em>212</em> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:52:36 EST The FDA Cautions Consumers Preliminary Animal Health Notification <BR> <link><BR>tsChicJerky.htm </link> <BR> December 19, 2008 <BR> <BR> <BR> FDA Continues To Receive Complaints about Chicken Jerky Products for Dogs and Cautions Consumers <BR> <BR> The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to caution consumers of a potential association between the development of illness in dogs and the consumption of chicken jerky products also described as chicken tenders, strips or tr... Sun, 21 Dec 2008 10:37:05 EST Poison warning I got the message below and thought I would show it to y'all. I knew of the danger as will probably most of you but we need to remind everyone with dogs & kids. <BR> <BR> Please read this, a big danger for dogs and kids. <BR> <BR> Karen is doing something to try to stop the sale of this, also the <BR> USA nee ds to be strict on what is imported from India and China and <BR> we need to be very cautious. <BR> <BR> We have suffered a terrible, terrible tragedy last Wed. December 3rd <BR> 2... Tue, 16 Dec 2008 16:16:28 EST Christmas Plans What are your Christmas plans this year? Do you decorate? <BR> <BR> My DH's folks will be staying at our house this year. It seems to be the routine now, we go to their house for Thanksgiving and they come to ours for Christmas. Needless to say, I've got some major house cleaning to do. <BR> <BR> I'll be putting up decorations this weekend. We do not decorate outside. I'd love to but hubby won't get on the ladder to put up lights. Fri, 5 Dec 2008 10:58:55 EST PET FOOD RECALL!!! Pedigree is recalling some of their dry dog food because of possible salmonella poisoning. Here's the link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tml?rss=gs&psp=news </link> Mon, 15 Sep 2008 09:13:20 EST Question of the Week. Please use this new thread for the questions. <BR> <BR> Weekly I will post a new question. I will try to come up with Sheltie related questions but may sneak in a random question just for fun. If YOU would like to post a question, please feel free to do so even if it means there are two or more questions for the week. The more the merrier. Mon, 4 Aug 2008 13:33:57 EST Sheltie characteristics Tell us about your sheltie’s unique characteristics. <BR> <BR> Afraid of plastic bags, won’t go near the vents in the house, seems to bark at nothing? Whatever your sheltie does that makes him/her unique, please tell us here. <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2008 08:40:42 EST You think you can't....I think you can! This is the most amazing story you will ever be a part of. The next time YOU think that you just CAN’T ___, remember THIS story and attached video. <BR> <BR> A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?' <BR> The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. <BR> They went on to complete the marathon together. <BR> Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together. <BR>... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 09:01:47 EST Posted Pic of Furry Daughter on SP Page I've had a few people ask to see a pic of our furry daughter, Ash. So I posted a recent pic of her on my SP Page. She was adorned with fuzzy little rabbit ears by the kids. I think this is what they envision "their" Easter Bunny looking like!! Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:54:02 EST Helping her loose weight I need some suggestions on what I can do to help my little girly girl loose some weight. I have tried the weight maintenance foods, but it doesn't seem to work. I have three shelties and one is undernourished right now as he has been sick for the last 4 weeks. He is starting to get a bit better, but he is still not eating well. His sister on the other hand, can't seem to loose any weight. Any thoughts on what y'all have done for your "plump puppies"? <BR> <BR> Thanks for any feedback Sat, 5 Apr 2008 09:45:02 EST The Proud Owner of Two Shelties and I want more Oh my Goodness!!!! Hello Everyone I really enjoyed your stories. SIMONE2U you mentioned that your dog Lenny put his nose between your calves all the time. You gave me very valuable information about my dog Blaize she does that to me all the time and I couldn't figure out why she does that. Now I no she is herding me. The nerve of Anyway I am the proud owner of two beautiful girls. Diamond the oldest is a 10 year old Tri color, her nick name is “Lady Di” because she always has her f... Sun, 30 Mar 2008 23:15:37 EST Question of the day. I thought I'd start a new thread for question of the day. I've seen this in other teams and thought it would be fun to do here. <BR> <BR> 3-10 QOTD <BR> <BR> What is your favorite day of the week? <BR> <BR> Mine is Friday because we always go out to eat and it's the beginning of the weekend. Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:36:11 EST Hi from a newbie!!! Good afternoon everyone! <BR> I am rather new to the site and was looking around at teams and found you!!! <BR> I am Jen...37 married last year and we have a blended family with 5 kids between us....also in that mix are 3 cats and my VERY spoiled Sheltie, Sasha. <BR> She is a 4 y/o Sable that is under standard at 12 inches. <BR> I used to do obedience and agility with her until she was attacked at the dog park by a rottweiler and honestly her personality just changed after that.....she became... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:55:13 EST My Introduction Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to SparkPeople and I love it. I joined because I want to keep track of the things I eat and be healthy. I decided to join this group because I have a Sheltie at home myself. He is my mom's little princess until it comes to walking his and cleaning up his poop. I have started walking with him now to help him out too. He is a little over 5 years old and is over weight :(. This is because nobody has time to take him for walks like he needs. I have changed my scho... Fri, 28 Dec 2007 22:25:33 EST The Animal Rescue Site The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' free. <BR> <BR> This does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors / advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned / neglected animals in exchange for advertising. <BR> <BR> Pass it alon... Fri, 14 Dec 2007 09:30:18 EST Is this how I introduce myself? Hi Gail. My name is Christy and I just got a sheltie last winter. She is a tri-color named Piper. I am hoping to compete in obedience with her by spring. These are very smart but easy going dogs. I love her dearly and now this is the only breed for me. <BR> I am also trying to motivate to get back in the weight loss game. Don't want to be the big fat chick with the cute little dog. If you know what I mean. Any motivation would be appreciated. <BR> Thanks for starting this team! <B... Tue, 27 Nov 2007 22:18:33 EST