Sunday, February 23, 2020

Happy birthday Tasha!

Today is Tasha's third birthday. That's twenty-one in "people years." She's growing into a good, mostly well-behaved, little dog. Looking back at house training, learning to go up and down stairs, accepting the harness and leash, and learning not to run away off leash, it all seems so long ago and easy. Of course, it's not at all easy when you're going through it. But sheepdogs are pretty smart and eager to learn.

Natasha of the Wolves of Isengard. She's a Shetland Sheepdog. And not a puppy any more.

We met Tasha when she was just over two weeks old. She was a tiny thing. When we brought her home in April of 2017, I could still pick her up with one hand. She was smaller than Bert the cat. She didn't go through the chewing phase that Callie did (thankfully), but liked to nip at my heels (and still does). Tasha's a good watch dog, barking at anyone and anything that passes by the house (including pigeons). I could open a pillow factory using the hair she constantly sheds, if dog hair pillows were a thing. And she loves to ride in the car.

Happy birthday, Tasha! We're glad you came to live with us.

13 comments:

  1. She’s a beauty. I’ve thought of making toupees with our black and white cats’ hair. Matches mine perfectly.

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  2. happy birthday pretty girl! your daddies gave you a forever home and you return their love daily.

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  3. Many, VERY many, happy returns to the prettiest one. Have a lovely woof-woof day, Beautiful.

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  4. Bonne Anniversaire, Belle Natasha!

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  5. Happy Birthday pretty girl!

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  6. Birthday woods from Harvey and Rita Mae

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  7. Big hug for your birthday girl! You've taken a beautiful picture there, Walt, but I guess it's hard to take a bad picture of such a lovely looking doggie. ;)

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  8. I have heard from time to time stories of people who collect dog hair, spin it into yarn, and then knit sweaters with it. No word on what they smell like when caught in the rain.
    Happy all-grown-up birthday to Miss Tasha.

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  9. Many happy returns may there be many more years of love and life.

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  10. I have to say, Tasha-dear, you certainly can add my name to the above list of your admirerers! I'm sure all of us would gladly take care of you for any number of days that Walt & Ken needed to take a break! I feel like I've gotten to know you from all of your photos and news of your daily activities! Hope you enjoyed your day!

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  11. Tasha (and I) thank you all for your thoughts and warm wishes!

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