Puppies: Emma, Sasha


Profile: I am a high school science teacher that enjoys having her two, furry-footed four-legged children, Sasha and Emma. I never had a Sheltie before these two, and I didn't realize how smart, funny, and energetic this breed was. I will never have any other breed.

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Emma came into our lives when I was killing time Christmas shopping in 2004. I was just walking through a pet store, and saw this little unkempt Sheltie puppy lying very still in the window. She had weepy eyes with green stuff coming out, patches of fur missing. . .my heart went out to her. However, my husband would not allow me to buy her at that time. A few months later I came back into the pet store, and she was still there (although looking MUCH better, except for missing patches of fur)! I begged my husband to get her, and he relented. Little did I know the chaos I was getting myself in for. . Emma trusted no one at first, and was basically our "wild child;" chewing, running, jumping off the tops of couches, and refusing to be house trained for 6 months. However, she has come a long way since then, and is now our baby girl Emma. Although my husband didn't want to buy her, she has become his little baby. I will always be glad of the day we rescued her from that pet store that was obviously not taking care of her!

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Miss Sasha is my first ever experience with a Shetland Sheepdog. I am a high school teacher, and was walking to the office to get something after school when I saw one of my students standing in the hallway with the cutest puppy I had ever seen. She was mine from first sight. I bought her that day, and she has been the sweetest, most loving little girl you will ever meet. She is a bit shy (that's just the Sheltie way), but she will love you to death after she gets comfortable with you. Even at 7 years old, all she wants to do is play, play, play! She is super smart, which translates into her being super sneaky when she wants to be. She quickly learned as a puppy to not chew on anything when we were around, or chew on anything that we could see. . .so we ended up finding all sorts of our stuff chewed up only after we moved furniture, looked under beds, etc.! She only took 3 weeks to house train, and has been nothing but a little loveball the entire time we have had her. We had a bit of a scare with her 2 years ago, when we discovered she had bladder stones and was two days away from going into kidney failure. Her surgery went well, and Sasha returned to her loving self quite quickly. She has brought nothing but joy into my life, and has convinced me that Shelties are the only breed for me. Update: We lost our sweet Miss Sasha on May 15th, 2014. She had surgery again for more bladder stones and never recovered. She will always be my first and best puppy.

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