I have had shelties since 2005. At one time I had 8 of them , all rescues. I would call their names & they would each go to their own bowl to eat. Over time I rehomed some (very few) & several passed away but I always had a sheltie to love. With help from Sheltie Nation I was able to give London & Bailey (from CT) a home in 2012 until they passed away. Today will be the day that my last sweet sheltie boy will leave us. Jack was 11 months old when I rescued him from a crazy situation in 2005. He has been the one that welcomed every new buddy. But he has stopped eating, can't get up & just lays on his bean bag. We had hoped he would cross without us making the hard decision but we are having to do the best thing for him. I'm going to think of him roaming around with his best friend Buddy who went before him. It's the thing that makes it even the tiniest bit bearable. Everyone knows me as the sheltie lady so I don't know how to look out & not see one. I have 4 other dogs but none are shelties. They will get extra hugs & a special treat in honor of Jack.