Pawsitively Pets April 2015 issue featured Liza

The following article was featured in the April 2015 Pawsitively Pets.  It is fun to see our story in the pages of magazines.  I hope you enjoy the article.  If you click on the picture, it opens in a different window- a bit bigger.  I hope you can read it.

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Mason swinging from the trees by his teeth.

Mason loves to play.  He has invented his own game.  It is obviously that enjoys swinging and he is pretty creative to have discovered how to do this. I have attempted to play tug with him, but he is not that interested in "just" tugging.  While watching him swing, I realized it was more the swing than the tugging that he seems to enjoy.  I have seen him hang on and use his hind legs to push off and start swinging again.  He is a one of a kind.

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GCh. Acadia Stage Presence, "Liza", continues to win the Herding Group

Liza has been such a dream come true.  She has won the Herding Group 18 times now.  One of my favorite sayings is, "overnight success takes 15 years to achieve."  - well, I have been breeding shelties now for more than 15 years, but Liza certainly has been an overnight success.    Showing her makes me wish that I could just attend dog shows- she is that much fun and I look forward to each weekend we get to go.

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1st place in Open A for LeaAnne and Acadia's Catch Me If You Can, CD, RAE, OAJ

LeaAnne and Lucy earned first place for the 2nd leg in Open A obedience.  One more leg and she will have earned the Companion Dog Excellent (CDX).  LeaAnne's grandson, Richard, was so proud of Lucy- and of course we are too!

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Shetland.....waterdog???

 Bison loves water sports.  Jaclyn reports that they needed to get Bison a life jacket because she was always in he water, and Jaclyn was afraid she might get tired.

In an email she said, "...she loves being on the boat, we thought she might like the board. Now if we go on the paddle board without her she throws a fit and will even jump off the dock and swim out to the board. We got the life jacket out of necessity because she would jump off the dock without us and we were afraid she'd tucker out without anyone knowing she was in the water."     Who knew that shelties were waterdogs?


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4 of the 7 generations of Champion girls

Don Moore brought Ch. Genna over for a visit.  She will be 12 in August.  We took pictures of the 4 generations -
Left to right is youngest to oldest:
GCh. Acadia Stage Presence- "Liza"
            GCh. Acadia Presence of Mind- "Cassia"- mother of Liza
                        Ch. Acadia Peace of Mind- "Dove"-   mother of Cassia
                                   Ch. Acadia It's My Treat- "Genna"   - mother of Dove




It was so exciting to see the girls together.  Genna looks great and it made for a nice afternoon.  In my head I had this "advertisement quality' picture- but 4 dogs at the same time proved to be too difficult for me and Mike to photograph exactly as I had envisioned.  I wish that I had an "assistant" to call who could have  helped me get them "show groomed" and then pay attention to details.  For example, in my favorite picture from the afternoon, my blouse had gaped open-  how come no one noticed?  Although the girls are not all "fluffed up", I don't have make-up on, and the sun was too bright- I LOVE this picture.  I LOVE the girls.

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Happy 93rd Birthday Amy!!! You are MORE than an inspiration!

I am So Proud of Amy Brastad and Acadia Essence of Joy, CDX, AXJ, NA, RE.  This video (from ABBA dogs) is her winning run in Excellent Jumpers with Weaves.   Amy turned 93 this month.  She is such an inspiration and I am so proud to claim her as part of the family.


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