Piper and I have been so busy of late, but a good busy. We've been continuing with his obedience training (almost 2 years now, at least people have stopped asking me when he's going to graduate lol) and we've had absolutely the best trainer who was able to help me get Piper to FINALLY take his dumbbell and carry it! Unfortunately she is retiring in one week so we've started up with someone new. We are volunteering in Meet the Breeds at our local exhibition so he'll have to behave himself for 4 1/2 hours this Sunday where he's going to get lots of petting I'm sure and then in 2 weeks we are entered in 2 obedience trials where we'll be going for his Novice title. I'm really looking forward to and working on cleaning up his sits (sloppy, crooked) for an August show where we will do 4 obedience trials plus one Sheltie specialty trial (would love to get a HIT there). As well, the breeder wants to enter Piper in the Sheltie specialty in altered conformation...even if he doesn't do well I'll get some really good shots of him all done up. Piper is excelling in his obedience and finally 'getting' it, it's going to be a fun summer!