Archive for the ‘Pets S thru Z’ Category

Shiian, a Shetland Sheep Dog who herds people, cats and a cockatiel!

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

avatarHi, Sherpa!

A word about myself: You can find me @ our estate in Newburgh, where I will be audibly most excited to see you!

I’m a herding dog (Shetland Sheep Dog) and am in charge of a household with 5 cats to keep in line as well as a cockatiel who needs protection. There are also 3 humans and when we go for walks I have to make sure they keep together. I also like to chase deers and turkeys, but once they’re off the property, I don’t chase them into the woods. I take my work very seriously, but when I’m just relaxing, I’m very, very sweet – – and also do many, many GOOD BOY THINGS – too numerous to mention here


Join me & FACES to fight epilepsy!

Friday, February 25th, 2011


FACES stands for: “Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures,” which is the non-profit arm of the New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. It has a vitally important mission – improve the quality of life of those affected by epilepsy through research initiatives, education and awareness, community-building events and more.

Recently, FACES held a fund-raiser and guess what figured prominently in the donation-ads section of the event’s commemorative booklet? The Many “Faces” of Sherpaboy!, that’s what. This illustration is just one of nine that I not only posed for but also donated to have included. (Although Mommy and Daddy did help me write the check.)

Click here to see all nine pictures of me, me, me!

Click here to see FACES’ website to learn more (site includes four great videos about how to help someone having a seizure.)

Click here to donate to, or fund-raise for, FACES.

Well, it’s a red-letter(ed) day around here!

Monday, May 24th, 2010


Myrna and Freddie are back from Tuscany and I’m one lucky guy!

I asked Freddie how he felt. He said: “A LITTLE TIRED…..AND A LOT FATTER!!!!!!!!!!!”

Well, I’m just glad they’re back.

These days — if you know where to look — you’ll find the three of us somewhere east of Broadway… somewhere south of Bloomingdales… in the Secret Garden.

Thanks to my uncle, Bruce Cayard, for capturing a moment as only he can (above & right.)

New to New York, Tucker Seeks a Sherpa-Date.

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

avatarHi, Sherpa!

I ‘m Tucker and I’ve posted once before.

Despite my “tough guy” name, I’m actually a girl. This may be why my mistress, Diana, calls me Tuck-Tuck.

I would love to have a play date with you one day, since I have just moved to NYC and don’t know many dogs.

I’m attaching a picture so you can recognize me when we do meet.  Diana and I hope to hear from you soon.

(a.k.a., Tuck-Tuck)

And I’m Sargent and I’m lonely, too!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

avatarWhy does Sherpa get to see Linda and we don’t?

Patriots Day (19Ap10)

Monday, April 19th, 2010


Patriots’ Day, April 19th, is a civic holiday in some states commemorating the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. Re-enactments occur annually. In Massachusetts, a mounted reenactor, with a state police escort, retraces Paul Revere’s ride, calling out warnings the whole way.

My uncle, Bruce Cayard, has captured me and Mommy & Daddy preparing for the big day.

Sherpa’s Christmas Card

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Who is your photographer, Sherpa? Maybe more to the point, my friend, is who is your retoucher? Your Photoshop expert?

Sherpa, as one mandog to another, no one is that cute naturally. Please share your secrets with your blogmates and pals. You’re making the rest of us look bad.

Sarge in L.A.

Sarge: Uh, what Izzy just said!

Monday, November 30th, 2009


It’s a chilly fall here in L.A. The sun is only in my eyes for six hours a day.

Sarge was rescued from shelter after his owner was deployed overseas

Monday, November 9th, 2009

avatarI’ve enjoyed reading about all of Sherpa’s friends, but I must add a serious note.

My name is Sarge, and I’m a military man.

I was adopted by Linda and Izzy from the Marine Base at 29 Palms in Southern California. I was one of many dogs who had to be given up when the soldiers who owned us were called to go to Iraq and Afghanistan.

I do think I was the only German Shepherd/Basset Hound. (Can anyone top that?)

Anyway, I just want to remind everyone that there are more like me at military bases around the country. The military used to try to find foster homes for dogs like me; but it became too difficult because the soldiers ended up in so many places. So, now, we are put in local shelters along with other homeless dogs and hope someone will adopt us.

I’ve been lucky. There are about 28 palms (I’m sure I’ll find a 29th if I try) on the street where I live, and I get to share most things with Izzy, who is some kind of big black and white shepherd, terrier, border collie beautiful girl.

Glad to be part of Sherpa’s site. Happy Veteran’s Day.

18 years young — and still has a nose for “news”

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

avatarHi Sherpa,
As I am in retirement, soon to turn 18 years young, I have a lot of time on my paws to blog.  I still enjoy strolls around the neighborhood with my person, Virginia. My nose remains my best feature and I enjoy catching up on all the local news others of our species leave along the sidewalk, trees, etc. – so interesting. I still travel and am recently back from Vermont where all the humans were fascinated with looking at the leaves on the trees but didn’t sniff one once. Humans!
Well, that’s all for now, Sherpa. Time for another nap and dreams of the skunk I saw on our trip.