Some people say it's a sheltie thing. They say shelties are really really good with children.
I'm not sure whether it's true but this is something that happened recently.
I took Eva back to my parents' one afternoon. As my mom does some babysitting, there are always little children or babies in the house. Since Eva visited them for the first time when she was 2-3 months old, she is very calm with them.
She has never had any problems or reactions to babies when they cry, scream, run around, etc.
She is always so gentle, and so calm!!
Not the usual sheltie growling and jumping at cats if you know what I mean when she's at home.
This time, when I took her back, a little boy (only around 10 months old) wanted to touch her.
As he crawled towards her, and start poking her nose and face gently with his hand, she lay there very still. Wary, but still...and of course, I was watching them very carefully.
He then noticed her paws and proceeded to prod them. Again, she still didn't move.
But then, he started pulling on her fur so I had to intervene, yet she still didn't move, or show any aggression, or agitation.
I was there constantly praising her.
What a good girl!
Yeah! That's our Eva girl!!!