In 2009, I saw the above picture on the internet. I had been looking for a sable sheltie puppy but when I saw this puppy, I e-mailed my niece and asked what she thought. I didn't really even wait for her reply but e-mailed the breeder to see about getting him. We made arrangements and I sent off a deposit; the breeder also agreed to keep him until the Saturday of Labour Day weekend.
The puppy was in Oshawa about a four hour drive from Ottawa. My Dad was visiting that weekend and my youngest sister was living in Kingston about the halfway point so we got in the car and went to Kingston where I dropped off my Dad along with Ceilidh and Tucker. After a short break I was back on the road to Oshawa where I picked up my new puppy, pretty sure I already had his call name picked out.
|Beckett meeting Ceilidh and Tucker|
Not an auspicious start, I even waited to tell the breeder what happened. Despite the start, Beckett grew up healthy and happy. He loves his Frisbee and balls. He has been a fantastic agility partner.
The years have passed by so quickly, I can't believe that he is old enough now to be a veteran dog in the Agility Association of Canada.
We had a low key birthday, no cake but a big cookie and some new toys, treats and collar.
|The birthday pressies|
|Hamming it up for the camera|