These are the chronicles of two Shetland Sheepdogs and their adventures in rally-o, obedience, flyball, agility, tracking and therapy dog work.
Also including information on raw feeding, canine epilepsy, positive training, and lots and lots of Sheltie hair!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas With The Shelties

First things, first.

Happy Holidays to all! Regardless of whether or not you celebrate this time of year, we want to take this time to wish you and your family (furred or otherwise) health, happiness, and prosperity now and throughout 2010!

This afternoon I took the dogs to some of the nursing homes that they visit regularly as therapy dogs. Many of the people there don't have family in town or aren't able to get out to celebrate the season, so it is nice to take the boys around and spread some holiday cheer. Gio and Romeo were both decked out in their holiday outfits, complete with jingle bells, faux fur and sparkles. Out visiting buddy, Lily, was also stunning in her festive bells. And with her quick trot, you could hear us coming clear down the hallway!

After visiting our favorite ladies, I took the boys over to my parent's place for Christmas supper. After I whooped some butt at cribbage, the boys supervised the carving of the turkey.

They got their own special supper afterward. Consisting of the raw turkey neck and innards, as well as some sides of mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, gravy and cranberry sauce. Christmas and Thanksgiving are the two days were we deviate from the regular Raw diet and the boys get to indulge in some tasty treats.

Gio, always the carnivore, goes straight for the turkey neck. Romeo, on the other hand, prefers the special sides and chowed down on the gravy and cranberries first.

Of course, both boys left their veggies for last.

I hope you are all able to spend some time with friends and family this holiday season. Wishing you all the important things in life ... wet noses, warm paws, and an unending supply of toys and treats!


Two Country Poodles said...

So nice of you to bring cheer to the people!

Merry Woof Woof,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Merry Christmas!

Dawn said...

Your boys are the best! Merry Christmas to you and them and your family too! I think it's a very good thing to visit your lady friends with the dogs on Christmas day rather than some other time near the holidays that might have been more convenient for you! You're doing wonderful work there!


Happy Colliedays to you. It looks like you had lots of fun. Dad's brudder Stevie-grrr-Wonder was down from Ohio visiting us.

Essex & Deacon

Nancy Crist, Oxford Junction, Iowa said...

Hello. Our yellow lab, Rambo, has seizures and I am frustrated with my inability to help. I have been researching and found your blog. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge of seizures.

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