Well, this blog entry is for Mandy. Mandy doesn't have a job yet, but she's still young. She will turn 2 years old next month and she has been with us for 1 1/2 years. She loves to have her picture taken and she loves her brother, Deeder, more than anything in this world. Mandy is a tiny Sheltie....she only weighs 17 pounds (as opposed to our last Sheltie who was normal size and weighed 27 pounds). Her tiny stature doesn't keep her from getting after her big sister Edie as you can see in the photo below. Mandy also loves to be dressed up. If you have not yet seen our annual Christmas cards, the dogs always wear costumes and Deeder and Edie run to hide when the costumes come out. But Mandy loved being Santa Paws and she can't wait until next year! I must admit that some nights, after dinner, I tie my napkin on her head like a babushka and she happily runs off to play with Deeder while wearing her kerchief! She really needs an 8 year old girl to dress her up regularly!
We have dubbed Mandy the "Butterfly Princess" because she flits and flutters around without a care in the world (sometimes we wonder if she has a brain in her tiny head). Anyway, we are pleased to say that our Butterfly Princess has called all of her subjects to our backyard this hot summer because we have hundreds of butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalis throughout the front and back gardens. I'll share some photos of Mandy's subjects below....although they move much faster than Mandy and I've had a hard time capturing them!