Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Memories

At this time of year, it's wonderful to spend time with family, friends and the Shelties that make the Holidays extra special!
Here are some of my favorite Christmas photos from over the years...

"Tasha" practicing to pull Santa's sleigh, from Christmas 2008

"Tiara", Kathy's special little girl before Tasha. 
Happy to wear her Santa hat and pose under the tree.

Two young Kel-Lani puppies...we were so proud when they were chosen to be models 
for a Christmas print ad for one of the local pet food and supply stores. This is from 1985!

7 week old puppies posing for our Christmas card photo. I can remember waiting for the photos to come back, and hoping one turned out! Oh to have had digital instead of 35mm back then! Maybe we could have managed to get all 6 sitting in a row! The little fella third from the left was my pick of the litter and became Ch. Kel-Lani's Soft Rock, pictured below.

You can so tell it's him all grown up! "Rocky" (Ch. Kel-Lani's Soft Rock)
a great grandson of Ch. Halstor's Peter Pumpkin ROM

One of our ROMC Shelties, Ch. Kel-Lani's Moonglow CD ROMC a beautiful gold sable girl sired by Am.Can.Mex. Ch. Geronimo Son Rey Am.Can.Mex. CD
She was 10 months old in this photo, and very good natured about wearing the wreath.

My Dad and me - the puppy is Ch. Kel-Lani's Chieftain CD 
No one got any turkey if you didn't wear your silly hat from the Christmas cracker!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 
and All the Best for 2011 !

Monday, December 13, 2010

Beach Buddy

There's nothing like a day at the beach...running on the sand, watching the waves rolling in - and that's exactly what Buddy did on his trip to Long Beach at Tofino with his family... 

Thanks for the pic Annie!

Located on the farthest west coast of Vancouver Island, Long Beach is known for it's wonderful surfing in the summer and fall, and huge waves in the winter, as it's totally exposed to the Pacific Ocean.

Peter dropped in with Buddy for a quick visit on another trip to the Island. Buddy's grown into such a handsome boy...and still such a little darling with the same bright personality that made us love him so much as a young puppy. He's
about 14 inches now, and is starting to get his adult coat. 

We loved seeing him again, and it was so great when he climbed in our laps and gave us kisses! Can't wait til they visit again :)