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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Diva - Available

Until I can get our website back up and running after a new system upgrade ... for those of you that have asked ..... "Diva", is 11 months old and available to a companion home. She has a sweet disposition, friendly, loves play king of the castle on our kiddie play forts. She is UTD on shots and spayed.


Monday, October 25, 2010


What can we say, our lovely Multi Group Winning girl Ch Shelamo Sugar Shack took at Group 3rd on Saturday, and then topped off Sunday with a Reserve Best In Show from a lovely group line-up at the Belleville Dog Show.

She has been a dream girl from the beginning, obtaining her Championship with a Group 2nd under breeder/judge Denise Cornelsson and a Group 1st under breeder/judge Mark McMillan. She also became Champion #6 for her dam Shelamo's Party Pack ROMC. In the whelping box, she's produced a litter of 4, which 3 are now Champions.

In her last litter she produced our newest hopeful Shelamo Jumping Jelly Bean, who is now well on his way towards his championship, at just over 6 months of age. He also did us proud this past weekend garnering 6pts with 2 BOW/BOS/BPIB. He is co-owned with Jan & Steve Silcox.

Thanks to Penny Woodruff for capturing this moment of mother & son.
"Maple" - Reserve Best In Show

"Jelly Bean"

Yes, he's growing up mom! He's no longer that little fat ball of brown fur, who snuggled & gave you kisses at 5 wks of age. He's now full of himself ... just as his name implies.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jelly Bean Is Growing Up

Our Shelamo Jumping Jelly Bean, co-owned with Jan & Steve is growing up! Took some pics of him yesterday after I'd groomed him all up. He's just over 6 months, and fits his name perfectly. Can't wait to get him out to some shows. He so reminds me of his dam Ch Shelamo Sugar Shack.

Here he's looking very regal.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Special Gift - From One To Another

It is certainly a 'gift' that pleases us no end to be able to light up people's lives through shelties, especially of long time customers.

Morgan & Winston - Xmas 2007
(picture from their owners - thanks)

On June 8th it was a sad day for long time clients of ours who had to say good-bye to their boy Winston. He was a faithful friend to their 1st sheltie Morgan who continues to motor at 14 yrs of age! Even tho our contact has been sporadic over these years, Cindy didn't hesitate to make contact with me for advice as they witnessed Winston declining. We've always said, we are always here to help in anyway possible no matter what age of the dog, and I'm glad Cindy & Bob felt comfortable to draw upon that.

Time was needed to grieve his loss, however they quickly realized their lives weren't complete without 2 shelties.

The time was right, and we just happened to have a male from a very lovely litter out of our Chinook that was ready to go this past week.
Dawson, pictured at 7 wks of age
(he is 6 generations down thru Morgan's mother)

And from them ... a lovely fall floral arrangement.


Monday, October 18, 2010

An Outing With Friends - Gotta Relax More Often

It only took close to a year to organize a free Sunday between us!!! That's way too long ... however it all came together on a gorgeous sunny fall day for us to travel across town to meet up with co-owner friends Jan & Steve Silcox for a luncheon at a seafood place called Pelican Fishery and Grill. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, a relaxing time, mostly talking wine & dogs ... what else :)

background l-r Jan and Steve
foreground l-r me (Maureen ) and Michael

Jan is a past breeder of Shih Tzu's, Am/Cdn Ch's & ROM/C dogs, and now a lover of shelties ... humm a real difference in breeds I'd say. They are co-owners of our Ch Shelamo Winds At My Back, Nino and newest acquisition that is now just 6 months old, Jelly Bean ... Shelamo Jumping Jelly Bean.

Thanks again Jan and Steve for a lovely luncheon.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Day Of Herding Instinct Testing

It's been some years that I've personally put one of our dogs through a Herding Instinct Test, so when the opportunity came up, and my schedule was clear, Mary-lou and I headed out on Monday to a town east of us called Alfred to test a couple of dogs. It was a lovely day, sunny, a bit cool with the wind, and probably one of the last days to see all the fall colours in their glory.

Mary-lou took her boy Harley and I took our Chinook. Figured after her brother BPIS Ch Shelamo's Riding The Sky HIC could do it so could she.

Harley passed with flying colours, Chinook figured she's just follow behind the sheep as I moved them around the field.

Chinook figuring I'll move the sheep

Chinook still staying with me, at least on the backside of the sheep ... I'm sill doing the work.
Ain't I doing a good job! Sheep did well to at least follow and stay with me.
Harley getting his 1st rear end introduction.

Harley moving the sheep

Harley keeping them together.

Now at least able to upload pics, at least sometimes! New system with all the new stuff is a challenge to have it work like we're used to.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Agility - Canada Wins GOLD

World Agility Finals 2010 - Canada's 1st Gold Medal

Get inspired!!!!

The Sheltie is Kerrera Flying Dice. Kerrera is the kennel name of Gill Shields of Quebec.


Sunday, October 3, 2010


The morning air is crisp, dew still on the grass, the sun shining over the crab apple tree ... humm the swimming pool needs to be put to bed (that's today's job), grass needs cutting (it's rained as much or more than any other Sept), my plants need putting to bed ... but .... let's let a couple of dogs out for a run ...


Mary-Anne with Rush getting treats, and Chinook heading my way
here comes Chinook ~ always has a happy face on
Rush a galloping ....
Chinook on a TEAR ... it was how fast can I go???


Friday, October 1, 2010

Grooming - Before & After

I've loved what Penny found and has had on her Blog for sometime now

It's certainly a true explanation of what we do as dog groomers!

Top Ten Reasons Why It Costs More to Get Your Pet Groomed Than Your Own Hair Cut

10. Your hairdresser doesn't wash and clean your rear end.
9. You don't go for eight weeks without washing or brushing your hair.
8. Your hairdresser doesn't have to give you a sanitary trim.
7. Your hairdresser doesn't have to clean your ears.
6. Your hairdresser doesn't have to remove the boogies from your eyes.
5. You sit still for your hairdresser.
4. Your haircut doesn't include a manicure or pedicure.
3. Your hairdresser only washes and cuts the hair on your head.
2. You don't bite or scratch your hairdresser.
1. The likelihood of you pooping on the hairdresser is pretty slim.

It's coming that time of year when most dogs need a good grooming. The undercoat must be coming out, the summer dirt has blown up into the coat and more than likely they have greasy ear hair from all the loving they get. A good shampooing done at least 2x over, and hand blown dry helps get rid of the last remnants of dead coat and opens it up for the new coat to come in. Any skin problems can also easily been seen when this is done.
Last week I did a full groom on a new client's dog. Would you believe, he's 11+, and I thought I'd post some before & after pictures.
TJ before

TJ after

Consider making a booking today.



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