Five years ago this August a funny little puppy came to live in our home.
He was tiny, blue-gray and white colored coat, skinny tail that hurt when it hit you and biggest bat ears I’d ever seen on a puppy.
There was one other oddity his eyes were two different colors, one blue one brown.
This little guy’s energy level was amazing; he ran and bounced like there were springs attached to pads of his feet. He made us laugh from moment he walked through front door.
However reality of having a new puppy soon set in, keep in mind we had not done this for fifteen years.
Prior to Toby’s arrival we had been blessed with a wonderful Golden Retriever named Beau. Unfortunately after fifteen years of love and companionship he left us due to a long illness.
Getting back to new puppy for about first year I awoke each morning between 4:00 – 4:30am, walked around yard in freezing cold – it was October when this little furbaby came to live with us – then slept in a chair with my new little buddy.
In end interrupted sleep, housebreaking and everything else that come with a new puppy was well worth it.
Toby has grown into a beautiful, absolutely handsome dog – Oh, in case I didn’t mention it, he is a Blue Merle Shetland Sheepdog – he has brought so much joy and laughter to our home, but most importantly he helped fill a void in my heart that I really believed would be there forever.
He is such a wonderful friend. Every morning he is waiting for me when I come down stairs - he’s afraid of stairs and will not go up or down - sits next to me while watching TV and lays in his bed right next to my desk keeping me company while using computer.