“Toby” – My Whirling Twirling Sheltie

Written by Bonnie P. Carrier

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I’m also kept informed of anything that happens to be going on - ringing phone, Squirrels inrepparttar yard, passing cars and trucks, timer onrepparttar 144858 oven going off.

You may be wondering why I titled this story My Whirling Twirling Sheltie.

For those of you lucky enough to share your lives with these gorgeous little dogs, you already knowrepparttar 144859 answer. For those of you not familiar with Shelties here is why.

Shelties are very happy, vocal, lovable dogs that smile – yes, they smile – because of this they get excited about almost everything, when this happens they spin around in circles.

It’s really amazing to watch; you wonder sometimes how it is that they don’t bang into something or why they don’t fall over from being dizzy. This trait is so common it’s even got a name “The Sheltie Spin”.

If you are considering getting a puppy, check out these fantastic bundles of fluff.

They are compact in size, extremely intelligent, they love to learn and pick up new commands quite fast.

However in my opinion their best quality is their loyalty, their love is so unconditional; it really is a wonderful thing.

This is a share ware article. Give this article away for free on your site, or include it as part of any paid package as long asrepparttar 144860 entire article is left intact including this notice. Copyright © 2005 bonnie carrier.

Bonnie P. Carrier is the creator of Savvy Home Decorating & Savvy Outdoor Decorating. She is the mother to two grown daughters and a very spoiled 4yr old Blue Merle Sheltie named Toby. Stop by for information and ideas for both inside and outside your home. www.savvy-home-decorating.com www.savvyoutdoordecorating.com

Understanding the Language & Behavior of a Pet Bird

Written by Tippy & Alfred

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Head Snaking A bird that is shaking it's head from side to side means it is excited.

Panting A panting bird is overheated, overexerted and uncomfortable.

Purring A bird can give a type of purr communicatingrepparttar bird is relaxed and content.

Singing A bird sings when it is communicating a message to another bird, perhaps as a mating call, or when it is content and happy.

See Also: Why Birds Sing http://petcaretips.net/why-bird-sings.html

Talking A Bird talks when it is content and happy and wants to send a message torepparttar 144476 another bird or it's owner.

Tail Bobbing When a bird bobs it's tail that may mean it's sick, but also some birds bob their tails when they are talking or singing.

Tail Fanning Tail fanning by a bird indicates it's unhappy about something and may become aggressive

Tail Wagging Just like dogs, tail wagging communicates that a bird is content or happy.

Tongue Clicking When a bird gives a rapid clicking of their tongue they are trying to communicate friendliness or an invitation to be friends.

Wing Drooping A Bird will droop it's wings for several reasons. It may have just taken a bath and it's holdingrepparttar 144477 wings down while drying. It may happen in young birds who have not learned how to hold their wings. The bird may be overheated and wanting to cool itself. The bird may be sick.

Wing Flipping If a caged bird is flicking it's wings sharply, it is communicating annoyance or fear. It could also meanrepparttar 144478 bird has lost it's balance and is trying to correct itself, if this isrepparttar 144479 caserepparttar 144480 wing flipping won't last long.

Wing and Body Quivering Quivering wings and body meansrepparttar 144481 bird is fearful of something in it's immediate environment.

Wing Drumming Birds drum their wings when they need exercise or out of boredom. It may also communicaterepparttar 144482 bird is protecting it's territory.

Whistling When a bird whistles it is communicating thatrepparttar 144483 bird feels content, safe and is at ease in it's world.

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