Sunday, January 4, 2009
Colors colors every where
Here is a chart showing all the wonderful colors shelties and collies can come in. If you click on the chart you will see it full size which makes it much easier for read for people like my mom who have 'old eyes' that don't see so well :) The other chart - which again you can click on to make bigger is about how to glue sheltie ears so that they stand up. We found this information here and there are many other sites and even some video's on u-tube that offer helpful tips. We found that female sheltie ears often stand up perfectly straight where as the males tend to have that tip fold. Mom wants to know if any of my sheltie buddies have long hair growing down the back of their ears. The hair on my ears is 2-3 inches in length and starts about 3/4 of the way up my ears. Mom thinks that is why they flopped because the hair makes them so heavy. I am off to have a BIG brushing. Dad gave me a bath yesterday and of coarse I took forever to dry so mom is going to comb me through in sections so she can check for any hidden matts. I had a small one hiding behind my ear where I still have some fine baby fluff, the one I like my mom to scratch all the time. Everyone should ask there moms and dads to check because even though I get brushed everyday, the one behind my ear was right down under all that thick rough. Now I know most of you think I crazy suggesting that you ASK your moms and dads to brush you...but trust me, matts are not fun to have combed out and the bigger they are the more ouchie they are and mom says if they too big that have to be cut out which doesn't leave out coats looking very nice. Mom has a bottle of doggie coat conditioner that she sprays on me to help control static and it makes combing easier, and that helps a lot to get through the matt without hurting. Okay brush....here I come.