This is my new passion! His name is Quincy and is a bundle of sweet goodness. I adopted him from the Austin Sheltie Rescue, and he is an active, sweet and loving 8 years old. I have not done any art since he came into my life.........
In the beginning, he jumped every time I brushed up against him, and barked pretty much non-stop. I feared that I'd made a big mistake. I was familiar with the goofiness of Golden Retrievers, and THIS dog was very serious and LOUD! We enrolled in training, and I discovered that it was I who needed it. :) He followed all the commands flawlessly from the start! And, it turns out, he has a great sense of humor! He is also very nice about being smarter than I am!
No, he has not replaced art. I am beginning to miss it.