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I would first like to express that Jim and I love the Lord.
The Lord is the center of our home and has blessed us in many ways, and has placed in our care sheltie fur kids, whom we cherish very much. They are little blessings.


 

Jim's interests are Ham Radio (KE9FT) since he was 13 years old, astronomy, and airplanes just to name a few. He also is a great support to me with my venture in showing and raising our shelties.

 

 

We began our sheltie adventure the year of 1973. Jim and I were married only two years when Sandy, our first sheltie, captured our hearts. (See Sandy's Story). A friend of ours could not keep her for various reasons, so Sweet Savage was her name, and she came into our life at 4 months of age. It was love at first sight for all of us. this is how our love affair with shelties started. Sandy was our companion for over seventeen years and during those years we never thought of having more than one sheltie, as she was the one and only. In the summer of 1990, after Sandy's passing, we bought a male sheltie, Dusty, as he was so sweet and lovable with lots of energy. He was just what we needed to mend our broken hearts. The breeder we bought Dusty from showed in conformation and obedience and she spurred my interest in attending dog shows and I liked what I saw. It took a while to get started, as we had just built our dream home in 1993, and had to adjust to our new surroundings. In the summer of 1997 I entered Dusty in the veterans class at the Coulee Kennel Club in La Crosse, and we came home with a blue ribbon. I was thrilled. It wasn't so much as winning a ribbon, but the pure enjoyment of showing and meeting other dog lovers. 
It was a wonderful experience and has developed into a
rewarding hobby for me and my shelties!

Other than caring for and showing our Shelties, I also enjoy gardening, doll collecting, birding, and crafts, just to name a few. I especially delight in teaching Sunday School at our little country church in the valley near our home. Children are also such blessings.

 

Jim and I also take pleasure in canoeing, camping, and traveling in our RV to explore the intriguing places of the west. It's history, prairies, mountains, back roads, ghost towns of the past have a way of luring you to search them out. Yes, all the doggies get to come with us. They know they are away from home and something special is happening, so they are on their BEST behavior.

 

Jim and I with Windy and Jodi

 

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