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The solo adventures of Tully

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by Caro, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Caro

    Caro Moderator

    Jan 14, 2009
    Canberra, Australia
    On the weekend we went to the annual dog day out run by the exhibition centre - "A Pooch Affair". We usually staffed the Delta stall. I've posted about it before because Deska would always manage to wreak mayhem, knock over stalls, pickpocket treat bags, steal food and displays. This year of course was going to be bitter sweet, no Delta stall and no Deska, so I wasn't sure if I wanted to go.

    The morning was a write off, running late, pea soup fog, late to enter fancy dress. Tully got diarrhea inside - twice. She got into some dropped chicken treats (allergy). Stopped to chat with a friend and Tully just hid under the chair (and idiot people kept letting their poorly behaved big dogs go under the chair), so I picked her up and then sat in the car for an hour waiting for our Sheltie friends.

    But when the other Shelties turned up Tully came out of her shell, she barked with another Sheltie, became all confident, at Sheltie/Collie playtime she pottered around and didn't care where I was! I have not seen her like this since Deska died. It's like she's turned a corner - taken 6mths. Shame me and the cats still haven't recovered.

    Anyway, here are some pics - in her piper costume (with Mr D's bagpipes, hat and sporran) and at Sheltie playtime.

    Tully the piper girl EPIC FB Page.jpg
    Courtesy of EPIC Canberra Facebook

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  2. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

    Aug 28, 2011
    Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    Gosh, I just LOVE that picture of Tully in Deska’s Piper costume! Outstanding

    I am so glad to hear that she is coming out of her shell! Being with her sheltie buddies definitely helped I am sure!
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2019
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  3. Chris

    Chris Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    This just fills my heart with happiness, Caro! Tully needed some "others of my tribe" time for sure!!
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  4. Ann

    Ann Moderator

    Feb 25, 2008
    Western Connecticut
    Caro, that photo of Tully in the costume is stunning! You must send that to Sheltie Nation! I'm so glad to hear that you and Tully ended up having a good day. We never really get over the losses, but it's great to see Tully recovering.
  5. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Forums Sage

    Jun 26, 2015
    Winnipeg Mb
    Tully is just the cutest in the Piper costume! I second Ann's suggestion of sending it to SN!
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  6. GlennR

    GlennR Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    Lovely shots, I'm so glad that it worked out for Tully and you.
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  7. corbinam

    corbinam Moderator

    Oct 14, 2008
    So happy to read how she’s doing and agree with the others—that photo is perfect!
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  8. KarenCurtis

    KarenCurtis Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2010
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  9. SheepOfBlue

    SheepOfBlue Premium Member

    Oct 15, 2009
    She had to cause some havoc in honor of Deska. So now trade the cats in on a Sheltie buddy for her....:devil:
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  10. Caro

    Caro Moderator

    Jan 14, 2009
    Canberra, Australia
    Unfortunately I didn't take that photo, it was from EPIC (the Exhibition Park) facebook page (sourced below the pic). My photo was grainy and cut Tully's head off. Gotta start wearing glasses when I use my phone for photos.

    Yea I'm hoping she'll accept another dog, but she shows no sign of liking puppies! I'm thinking the puppy will have to make do with a cat buddy, so they won't be going either!
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