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Unbiased (ha ha) opinions sought

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by Caro, May 20, 2018.

  1. Caro

    Caro Moderator

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    This statue is at a garden store near my mum. It's marked 'Collie' but it looks Sheltie to me. Really heavy and rather expensive, it would require shipping home (when I go back home).

    Would you buy this for your garden or is it kitsch or ugly?
    Is it just because I'm missing my two, because let's face it,when I get home I'll have two real ones in the garden.
     
  2. Shelby's mom

    Shelby's mom Forums Enthusiast

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    I do like it! I have 2 smaller ones in my house by the fireplace. One is a sable Sheltie for Hollie, the other is actually a border collie but looks like a Sheltie for Shelby.
     
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  3. Caro

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    A smaller one would be much better, then I may be able to lift it. It would easily be the same size as Tully. All the other breeds had smaller version and the only 2 big ones were Border Collie and this Collie.

    Shelby's mom - Do you think it would hold up to the outside weather?
     
  4. ghggp

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    Heck, we are all Sheltie addicts and I have a Sheltie statue in my garden also!
    If it makes you happy... I say, go for it! I would ask the garden store about their recommendations. Sometimes they will tell you they are fine outdoors but need to be in a covered area.
     
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  5. SheepOfBlue

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    Nope... I would have to get a garden.
     
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  6. Chris

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    I love it! Yes, that's a Sheltie. My friend has several different kinds in her garden, and they're lovely. Kitsch is in the eye of the beholder. With lovely surroundings, it will look elegant. If the paint fades, spray paint it gold!!!
     
  7. Calliesmom

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    I'd get it but then all things sheltie/collie I'm tempted to get:yes:
     
  8. Ann

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    I have three Sheltie statues outside! Two on my porch and one in my garden. I would buy it in a heartbeat! Chex and Greeter.JPG
     
  9. Caro

    Caro Moderator

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    So I think the consensus is - why are you asking, buy it now!!! Except for Sheep - who could just make a garden of statues, don't worry about the flowers.

    There's so many Sheltie statues, it's probably just as well I don't live in the US with access to all that Sheltie paraphernalia. Now I just have to work out how to get it home.
     
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  10. Calliesmom

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    I never thought of that- a garden of shelties- might have to get busy collecting:winkgrin:
     

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