~Kahlil Gibran

‘Spirit’ is our Sheltie, we adopted him 6 months ago from THE AUSTIN SHELTIE RESCUE

We didn’t know that our Sheltie GIRL whose name was ‘Kali’ would be diagnosed with terminal cancer 6 months after we adopted our BOY sheltie whose name is ‘Spirit’. Kali died on September 27th, 2011 and she was only 9 years old, we had her since she was a puppy). We are really glad to have ‘Spirit’ now with his happy little ways.

A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 13 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.


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  • billyboy
    billyboyover 3 years ago

    What a stunning portrait of a gorgeous companion :-)
    Lovely work Charmiene !

  • thankyou so much Billy!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 3 years ago

    Ahh that is so sad Chgarmiene, what a beauty she was xx lol

  • thankyou so much Lynn, this is our handsome dog ‘Spirit’ who is with us now xxxx

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 3 years ago

    awww what a beauty Charmiene!

  • thankyou so mcuh Maree!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 3 years ago

    PS Sorry for your loss of Kali xox

  • thankyou Maree!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 3 years ago

    I know what that is like….Now you have her Spirit into Spirit, i love you Charmiene, you have a wonderful heart always with love Normajean.

  • thankyou so much NormaJean!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaover 3 years ago

    Oh Charmiene what a beautiful dog and you captured him so well…sorry about Kali…x

  • thankyou so much Ellanita!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 3 years ago

    G’day Charmiene!
    The Shetland Sheepdog is one of the most beautiful dogs I know of. They quite often win the “Best in Show” award. Many years ago, I had a golden coloured Sheltie called “Toby”. Lovely, affectionate, loyal, playfull, naughty and so loveable! He loved being washed, shampooed and toweled – then blow dried and brushed! Not “Show Quality” but beautiful just the same. Sadly, he died of kidney failure at about 9 years old as well. We were told it was genetic in some animals. Your superb picture brings back both happy and sad memories. :)george

  • thankyou so much George!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 3 years ago

    Such a gorgeous dog and capture Charmiene ~ how sad she had to leave you so soon after finding her … be comforted that she spent her final days in a loving home and not the shelter ((( hugs ))) susie

  • Hi Susie, thankyou so much! It was our girl Sheltie ‘Kali’ who just died recently. She was 9 yeras old and we had her since she was a puppy. We adopted our handsome boy dog ‘Spirit’ 6 months ago, and he is with us now – keeping us busy with his happy little ways.

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful dog …
    Beautiful captura …Charmiene !

  • thankyou so much!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 3 years ago

    Sorry for the mix-up Charmiene but it makes me smile that Spirit is with you now ~ hope to see many more pictures of him ~ enjoy :)

  • thankyou so very much Susie!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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