Walter has been with my granddaughter for 3 days now and all seems to be going well. I have not heard yet today but I am sure that all is fine.
Another of my Shelties, Jeep is with a friend of mine so that he can work in agility more. I don't have the stamina to keep up with him and he loves to work so much. He will be competing in a trial this coming weekend and I hope he does well. We are co-owning him so he will have two homes but spend his time in his new agility home. He has been adjusting very well, I am really happy for him.
Most importantly for all my dogs is safety and happiness.
I am still going to get Luke his CGC so that he can be certified for therapy dog work. He completed the class, but the day of the test he missed the test due to having a foot of a toy removed surgically. That slowed him down for quite awhile. But he is now well recovered and ready to take up training again.
My oversize Sheltie, Keeper will be starting nose work soon and I hope the mental stimulation will slow him down some. Nose work looks like it can be a lot of fun.
I need to keep my Shelties stimulated and engaged in some sort of work. When they are bored is when they get into some sort of trouble.
I would like Keeper to become a confident working dog so that he he could compete in some obedience trials, eventually. Living with the Shelties is almost a full time job especially when it means keeping them all groomed, healthy and happy.
I would not have it any other way. They keep me going, they are good company and with having to adjust to a new life style without my husband, they make it a little easier.