Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cinco de Mayo - Gotcha Day

A year ago today, on a beautiful spring day, Beckett and I took a drive to Tweed, Ontario.  Tucker stayed at home, where he could relax and sleep. We were going to Tweed to pick up a little brother for Beckett and Tucker. I brought Beckett along so his breeder could see what a handsome boy he had grown up to be.

You guessed it that little brother was Keltic. Keltic was a chubby inquisitive little thing, should have known he would grow up to be a busy boy. Beckett didn't take too long to warm up to him, Tucker on the other hand, while not unfriendly was a bit reserved with his affections.

Butt shot

Already knew not to look at the flashy thing

The bigger the better!
With his big brothers

5 May 2012
5 May 2013

He's grown up into quite a handsome young man, but he's got a few little quirks.  He barks at me whenever I go to use my tablet. I guess he's figured out that when I'm using the tablet, that I'll always say "in a minute" to any offer to play. And he runs away when I get the nail clippers to do my nails. I did his puppy nails a few times with them but have't done his nails with them in over a year, so no doubt about his memory.

We started jumping him over 16" jumps today. I don't think he cared much for the higher jumps as he tried to cheat by going around them. We'll give him some time and do some grid work and other one jump drills to see how he comes along but I have a feeling that my little boy will be Special.  He doesn't look so little he has a very pouffie coat and he looks twice as wide as he actually is. He went to the vet last weekend for the blood test for heartworm and he weighed about 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) less than Beckett.

There are exciting times ahead as we continue our agility training, getting ready for an agility debut in the fall.


  1. Happy gotcha day Keltic! What a cute puppy! Hope you get used to the bigger jumps ok!
    ~Lickies, Ludo

  2. Happy Gotcha day! It has been so much fun watching you grow into a big boy.

  3. Hey Keltic, HAPPY GOTCHA DAY, man you were one little ball of fur and energy, Hope you get some really good stuff on this special Cinco de Mayo Day, just for you!

    The Mad Scots

  4. Happy gotcha day Keltic. Love the "butt shot" caption on that photo.

  5. Happy Gotcha Day, Keltic! You're one handsome big boy now.

  6. HAPPY HAPPY BELATED GOTCHA DAY KELTIC!! I soooo loved your photos! When we got Dakota he was already 8 mos old so I missed out on this adorable puppy stage! Hope you had the BEST day EVER!
    Barks and licks and love,
    Dakota and Mom

  7. Happy Gotcha day Keltic! What a handsome boy you are :) Yes those coats makes our wee Shelties look bigger than they really are :)Good to hear your enjoying agility and are way too clever typical Sheltie :)


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