Stetson was born October 15, 1998 and left this world July 22, 2011, living to the ripe old age of 12 Years and 9 Months. He led a charmed life, achieving notoriety with an extensive bag of tricks, chief among these being his rocket launching antics which landed him in dozens of stories in papers, magazines and even on TV. The TV coverage and a few of his rocket vids are posted at
But Stetson never let the fame go to his head, and was a sweetheart till the end. We thank God for the time he was in our lives. Stetson was one of God's finest creations and brought an immeasurable amount of joy into our lives.
This tribute video
starts at the beginning and follows a loose chronology of Stetsons very full life, ending up with the new Sheltie puppy named Samson who Stetson watched over and tutored for the last 7 months of his life. Samson picked up many of Stetsons behaviors, so he lives on in Samson, who has already stepped into Stetson's role of watching over and loving us in that special way which only Shelties can.
Be forewarned, if you knew Stetson, this video will make you cry.
Some of you older members, may remember the original post that started it all: