After some well-placed asking around today among the sheltie locals in the know . . . I discovered a litter of sables in my own town and put a deposit down on one. I told you those sables finally grew on me! Born May 8. Litter of 4 boys & 2 girls. Mom is 15" and Dad is 17" -- reported to be the largest pup of the litter and the darkest pup of the litter. It should be interesting to see what he turns into in the way of shading and that bizarre white spot! I get to go meet him on the 20th and then bring him home a couple weeks after that. The breeder said she called "Cubby" and snappd the below pix with him "responding". Meet -- Little Red Caboose (Cubby) a full-blown 100% sheltie (none of the mixy stuff -- the real deal -- being started out by someone who is socializng him and handling him and showing him the world is a happy place and telling him about all the fun classes he will get to go to when he gets bigger! Thanks for all the support -- let's all give a prayer the little mite stays healthy and comes to follow up our circus train soon.