the beginning I was a little
girl with pig tails sitting on
the steps, sharing my ice cream cone with my Collie named
“Joker”. Oh yes, the love of my life that led to a life time
love affair with the Shetland Sheepdog.
an adult, I wanted to share this with my children and what
better way to teach them about love, loyalty, and how to nurture
what you care for, than having a Sheltie. With
not having room to accommodate the Collie, I purchased my
first Shetland Sheepdog and the passion began.
you know how it goes, you
begin to study, hope, buy many mistakes and take all the advice
you can, which often leads to disappointment.
You do have to please yourself.
now it was time to cut my losses, dry my tears and go with what
I knew about the working animal, and find the type and
bloodlines I wanted for ME!
(After all, I did grow up with Quarter Horses.)
When I saw Am/Can
Ch. Banchory Backstop, ROM
at the next Specialty, my heart pounded and I got goose bumps.
Ok, now It begins….
long after that, I was in Canada on vacation and just had to
stop and see him up close and with a bit of luck , I could talk
Irene into selling a novice a puppy. She was great, both her and
Rod. As chance had it as I came in the back door a couple was
returning this very car sick tri puppy bitch in the front
door. The poor, soaking wet thing was set aside as Rod
proudly showed me the wonderful puppies and dogs they had. To
their surprise I turned to Irene and said, "I want the
puppy that was just returned." "No!", Irene
said, "we can do better than that."
I was insistent and finally she said "go home and
think about it and if you want her in two weeks, you can have
her." I counted the days and returned for her as soon
as possible. This
was my wonderful Ms. Akirene Serenity Fair…..
She gave me everything I could have asked for, including
“Ch. Serenity’s King Coal” and his litter sister
“Ch. Serenity’s Mystic Shadow”……Thank you Irene and
Akirene Serenity Fair
Ch. Akirene's Command Performance x Akirene Harmony