We are very happy to introduce you to Stella, our newest family member. Stella is a three year old purebred Bi-Black Shetland Sheepdog. We adopted her through a Sheltie Rescue organization. We are so happy to finally have her Home with us.
We have had several Shelties through the years, and admit we have a special fondness for them. Three years ago we lost Wiley and then Maisie, who were sisters. We lost them within a couple of months of each other. They were sixteen years old.
Polly, our elderly coydog, was left to be an only dog for two years. We wanted her to be able to have our undivided attention. After losing her last Spring, at over 17 years of age, we were devastated. I had been a dog owner for 43 years, and greatly missed that bond. Bill loves dogs, as well. Our family was missing an important part.
We did not feel it was time to adopt, as too much was going on and our hearts were too broken. We knew that when the time was right, the right dog would be there. We talked about different scenarios from puppies to rescue.
I have been following Sheltie Rescue for a couple of years, and suddenly there was Stella. As soon as I saw her photo, I felt a connection. I read her story, and knew she was our dog. Stella was being treated for heartworm. (*The shaved area on her back, now growing back, is where the heartworm treatment was given.) I told Bill, and showed him her photo. He felt the same way as I did. We applied for her adoption, and were immediately approved. She is recovering well, so we waited for her medical release.
Our first Sheltie was a rescue. Hope was very elderly when we adopted her. She had heartworm, as well as many other serious health problems. We successfully had her treated, and she lived out her final years with us. We understand the importance of heartworm preventative and the seriousness of treatment.
Stella officially came Home to join our family this weekend. She truly completes our family. She is now getting used to our home, family, her new "cat sisters", and a routine. She is sweet, gentle, and a perfect "love". We are blessed.
So, meet Stella! She is the newest member of our family and McGuffy's Reader. You will seeing a lot of her here, along with Maggie P., Grizelda & Chloe Jo, of course.