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Evenings with Willow

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by GlennR, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. GlennR

    GlennR Premium Member

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    I love evenings with WIllow. Once she's had her last walk of the day and her supper, she loves to lie around, playing quietly with her toys. Mostly she lies on my feet with a couple of toys that she brings over. She naps a little, plays a little and is generally a sleepy cuddle bug.

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    Ann Moderator

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    So sweet! I love the photo of her on her back. That's the sign of a very comfortable Sheltie who completely trusts her person. She is a love. :love:
     
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  3. trini

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    Aww...what a sweetheart your Willow is...as well as beautiful. Love cuddle time...it is the best. :)

    Trini
     
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  4. Sharon7

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    She sounds like everyone's dream Sheltie. Lucky you. It's wonderful to read how much you appreciate her. I felt that way about Brooke especially.
     
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  5. GlennR

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    Willow came the way she is, friendly, pretty, curious, fairly fearless and clever. I think the credit largely goes to the breeder as she socializes to a huge degree and every pup comes well handled and loved. We didn't undo that, thankfully, with how we've looked after her so far. She is, without a doubt, the nicest dog that's been a part of our family. We all feel blessed to have her with us. However, I'm sure she'd hand out copies of our house keys to everyone we meet if it was up to her...
     
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    Yes, your breeder did a wonderful job... you are keeping her social also! She will be the best sheltie for your dedication to her...
     
  7. Margi

    Margi Forums Enthusiast

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    When I read the first post and saw the pics I was mulling over what I could possibly offer to trade for one evening LOL.

    The above comment got me thinking about genetics and environment, nature and nurture. You could insert Fillion for Willow above and everything would be true. Now I have a young boy, same line, same breeder, who raised him the same way, and you couldn't have a more divergent result. Would Benson not be so reactive if he was here with me from 8 weeks on like Fil was? Or was Benson's father's genes the origin of hyperreactiveness? Or maybe, like many human families who raise all their kids by the same rules but still have that ONE child that is completely opposite, dogs too are individuals that we can only have so much impact on.

    I guess what I'm trying to say, Glenn, is appreciate that sweet girl!
     
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  8. Chris

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    So much is genetic. But socialization and affection are a vital part of nurturing a Sheltie's personality development. Great job, Glenn and Willow!
     
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