"Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives."
~ John Galsworthy
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Mina arrived full of herself from Canada shortly after Thanksgiving 2001. She has been entertaining both me and the other dogs alike. Mina was bred by Linda Poirier of Westpointe Shelties. She carries the blood of "Eli" (Ch Bonnyville Fairfax Nighthawk ROMC) through both her sire and dam. Shown above winning her first Canadian Points with her handler Jan Williams.
Mina is now 10 years old and enjoying life as the guard dog - here she is taking a break from her duties. (Feb 2011)
Shown here wining Best In Sweepstakes at the Evergreen State Shetland Sheepdog Club Specialty on June 7, 2002 out of a group of very promising young dogs. Thank you Sharon Andriash for showing our special girl. Thank you Karen Hase for the nice win.
Mina at 9 months of age - a lovely picture and gorgeous head.
All the 9 month photos in this group were taken by Jan Williams (Mistybrook Shelties).
Celebrating her 3 month birthday
just before Christmas 2001,
Mina poses with her Christmas toy.
"I know I saw her get those treats
out of this file drawer.
Now where'd they go?"
"I get so tired at work,
Spirit doesn't mind if I use her
as a pillow, ahhhh .... zzzzzzz...."
Taking a nap with my niece,
Ann Marie, after a hard Christmas
morning of opening presents.
Shown here at 8 weeks. Photo by Linda Piorier.
* OFA Good, normal thyroid, eyes CERF
Son of Mina (and "Zack") - "Stryker" shown here at 3 months. Stryker is in a show home with Patti Stevens. Watch for him in 2007!