Saturday, September 17, 2022

You Made It Levi!!!!! (and we did TOO!) HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY!!!!

 


Once upon a time, TWO years ago today, a certain Sheltie was born. His original name was "Robbie". He was the FIRST born of his litter, he was the LARGEST of the litter, and I am pretty certain, the CRAZIEST of the litter!

(Photos courtesy of Greyfyre Shelties)



Levi GREW.

(Photos courtesy of Greyfyre Shelties)



AND GREW.



AND GREW.

AND GREW

 until he couldn't grow anymore!!! (at least I'm hoping so!!!)

(the photo top left and on the right were
taken by Alyssa Paris at Canine College)


No longer a puppy, Levi is now a full-fledged doggy!!!!! (No longer can any of us use the excuse, "well, he's STILL just a PUPPY!!) Levi's physical appearance is regal and simply magnificent.

Levi is super confident, bold and can be impulsive and brash. He doesn't watch where he's going. He will literally jump OVER me while I am sitting on the couch, (he will run and leap like a deer right over me!)  He stands like a monument when you want to go around him (I often say he should have "wide load emblazoned on his rear end). He often gets a bad rap. He greatly prefers PEOPLE to other dogs, but occasionally a dog will catch his eye that is more active and mischievous and that will be the one he will engage in a good game of chase with.

bad photos because I took them from
watching Levi at school on the camera
He took a particular liking to the dog in the sweater
that Lenny and I nicknamed ("Sweater Boy")
We later found out his name is actually "Rocky!"


Overall, Levi is OBSESSED with people. (Ask the staff at Canine College who one of their biggest "shadows" is and I am pretty certain they will say Levi.) If there is poop to be picked up, he will happily follow whoever is picking it up!!

Levi wants the entire world to know that he exists,

Sorry about the bad photo, took it from my computer
while watching Levi on camera at daycare


 that's why he may bark and jump at people whom he encounters, (he has gotten better about that but sometimes he just gets carried away). Because he has a deep bark and is larger than most Shelties, he sometimes makes some people a little nervous. Dogs can sense if someone is afraid or if they just don't like dogs, and a dog will react accordingly. (and often not in the most positive way)

While Levi is a rather anxious dog some of the time, he DOES possess the ability to relax and "chill" and is doing that more and more since he has gotten older. Levi is also exceptionally loving. He is a MAJOR CUDDLER!!!

I will say there is never a dull moment with Levi around, and I wouldn't want it any other way. 

(Photo courtesy of Canine College)


Today, in honor of his birthday his Daddy and I will drive him over to Canine College's Bark Shop to pick out a special dessert and I will be making him either a special hamburger for dinner, or a doggy meatloaf (not sure yet!)

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY to my CRAZY, LOVING, SILLY, "SASSY", BRILLIANT AND WILD SHELTIE BOY!!! Daddy and I LOVE YOU!! (Roary does too, but in his own strange way!)



Keep marching to your own drummer my crazy boy!!! We will all catch up with you one of these days!!!!! Much Love from Mom, Dad and Roary




22 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Levi! You were such a tiny baby, but still much bigger than the rest of the litter. No surprise that you kept growing until you became the handsome boy you are today.

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  2. Happy birthday, Levi! It's hard to believe that two years have passed already. We hope you have a splendid celebration, with many, many more to come. ♥

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    1. thank you! Actually, he hasn't been WITH US for two years yet (that's not til November), but HE is two!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday Levi! I'm sure you and Liam would make good pals. You're probably the same size. Liam is 18.5 in at the shoulder.

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    1. OMG I think Liam may have me beat!! Mom said she is going to have me measured soon. I weigh around 36 lbs. Love, Levi

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  4. Ooooooooo! From a tiny baby to a handsome woofie, you are looking so good Levi!!!!
    Happy 2nd Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Purrs, Julie

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  5. ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Levi,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Have a woof woof birthday and weekend. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

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  6. Happy Birthday, Levi! You sure landed in a great home with perfect pawrents.

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  7. Happy Birthday Levi! What darling puppy pictures and what a fascinating dog he is, a real character!

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    1. thank you!!! You hit the nail on the head, he is definitely a real character!!!!

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  8. Happy 2nd Birthday Levi! Looks like you been having a great time with all your friends!

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  9. Happy Birthday Levi!!! I love all the pictures but my favorite is the one with the tongue out. Bailey was a big Sheltie too and since he was our first we never fully appreciated the size difference until we got Katy and I finally got why people thought he was a Collie. She is a much more standard size as is Annie.

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    1. Oh!! Yeah, Dakota was a standard size Sheltie (and his nose was more like a standard Sheltie than Levi's nose). So when Levi entered the scene we were STUNNED by his size. Everyone (including the Vet when he was a puppy) thought he was a Collie. They still do (and the Vet sometimes questions it lol). Katy and Annie are more the size Sheltie that Dakota was.

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  10. Happiest 2nd Birthday handsome Levi! You are such a fun guy and you've been such a blessing to your family. I enjoyed all of your special photos too!

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  11. Sorry Levi, I forgot to say you have a glorious smile!

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  12. Hooray! Happy birthday, Levi! You sure are a super loving -- and very much loved -- dude! XO

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  13. Happy Birthday, Levi. You are one special woofie!

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  14. Happy belated birthday Levi! So glad to hear he is growing so well and is a cuddler!

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  15. Somehow I missed this post...better late than never:

    Happy Birthday to YOU Levi!

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