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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Almost a Year Ago - An Awesome Birthday Present

Remembering, this past weekend BPIS Am/Cdn Ch Shelamo's Prospector left his mark on our world, and through him, his daughter MBPIB Ch Shelamo Tyme Descends.

Little did I know how events would come full circle last year.

Back around 1980 my parents would travel to one of our local towns, Almonte, on their Honda Gold Wing 1000 and would visit the Dodd's antique shop.  Dad tried to buy an antique clock from Kevin, as a young boy, but no way!  Through the years they watched him come into his own as an acclaimed artist.

All of the personal stories mom and dad would tell, I really wasn't aware of the connection they had had with him for so many years.  Just knew who he was by some of the paintings we had at home, and the one my mom bought me years ago with a tri sheltie in it, called "Heading Home".

It was in the late fall of 2011 that I went with friends and my mom to a local Christmas Craft fair, and time was spent chatting with Kevin at his booth (mostly mom catching up on their lives).  There was a painting he had there that he indicated he was working on, and he wanted a moving sheltie in it.  Well ....little did he know then that he was talking to a breeder of shelties!  So I offered to find a few of my shelties on the move for him to work with.

After a long waiting period for me, he finished one of his more intricate paintings in the fall of 2013.

Mom and I met up with him at the Carp Fair in Sept 2013.  There he had the original painting!  It wasn't until this point that the connection of me (my business card had my married name) being the daughter set in.

What ended up happening ? ..... the original is now proudly displayed in our home.

This is picture he choose to use.
Our MBPIB Ch Shelamo Tyme Descends
Gone Too Soon
(December 16, 2006 ~ January 26, 2012)

 Kevin Dodds and Maureen with the original painting (2013)
'Off To School'

Pretty fitting for this time of year.


Ottawa Area Dog Classes - Lakeside Gardens

Time to think about heading back to school with your fur friend.

Classes @ Lakeside Gardens start back September 17th, and if the weather is kind we will work outside for the advanced students.

You can go here click on Dog Training and it will take you to the Levels being offered.
Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grand Ch Shelamo Carbon Copy

We are thrilled to announce that a weekend ago we obtained the Canadian Kennel Club Grand Championship on our 11 month old Ch Shelamo Carbon Copy with a Select Bitch, a Best of Opposite and a Best Puppy In Group.

With the new rules this is the 1st dog we've had the opportunity to put this title on.  This is the 1st for her American sire, and 1st for her dam.

This past weekend we showed 2 days at SD&G down near Upper Canada Village, and added another Select and Best of Breed/Puppy Breed.

Her 'mom' Marylou showed her the first day at SD&G.

 In the breed ring on last day.
 Best of Breed & Best Puppy In Breed under Swedish Judge Karl-Erik Johansson
We stopped at Upper Canada Village thinking we'd do photos but it was awfully hot/humid.  We did get a few shots of her, watching a flock of Canada Geese that decided to take flight.  Not an easy task trying to avoid what they'd left behind.

BIS BISS Gold Gr Ch Serenity's Walk In The Park (AOM 2013/2014 ASSA Nat'l)
Ch Shelamo She's Got Moxi


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

11 Things Humans Do That Dogs Hate

You will likely find this very interesting.

11 things Humans Do That Dogs Hate

Have a Great Long Weekend!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Shelamo's Party Pack ROMC - IN MEMORIAM

(May 21, 1998 - July 13, 2014)

It is with a heavy heart that we said good-bye to our dear "Opal" late Sunday evening.  She told it was time she crossed the bridge, so we peacefully helped her.

She was the foundation of most of our sable lines, producing either herself or through her kids many Best Puppy In Show winners, Reserve Best In Show winner, American Champion, class winner at the ASSA National, and many obedience and agility titled offspring.  She was our first Register of Merit Canadian, with 6 Canadian Champion offspring.  Maybe the best of all, is the pleasure her kids have given to our oh so many clients.

She was the best 'easy keeper' a breeder could have.  An easy whelper of 5-6 pups in each litter and the greatest of mothers.  She always wanted to please, even when the days came that her hearing went.

Mike and I will miss her wanting her bum rubs, her ears that never left the top of her head, and reminding us when cookies were due.

Many thanks to Amanda and Mark, and tech Ellen of the Mississippi Mills Animal Hospital for the 16+ years of excellent care they've given her.
 pictured above shown as a veteran at a CC&SSA show 2009 
 "Opal" and son "Rocky" January 2014
"Opal"  May 2014
Thank-you Mary Lou for helping me take these special pictures of her. And to Nancy (owner of an "Opal"grandson) for suggesting this lovely park in Ottawa to do the photo-shoot.
"Opal" in her later years found lots of time for sleeping on various beds
Food time you say?
 "Rocky" and "Opal" as they enjoyed snoozing on the deck
~mother like son~

Am sure "Rocky" you were there to meet your mom and show her how much fun you continue to have

So this is where we part, My Friend,
And you'll run on, around the bend.
Gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.

I will go on; I'll find the strength,
Life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
Share one last look, before I grieve.

There are others, that much is true,
But they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
Will remember well all you've taught.

Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
The fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
Take with you this...I loved you best.

-Jim Willis-



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