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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tribute To A Very Thoughtul Man

I have been slow in blogging this as it's taken time to put the various pieces together.

It was mid November 2012, that a kind gentleman passed peacefully in his home with his beloved and faithful sheltie "Annie" by his side.  His life was rich in so many ways - golfing, loved Irish music, playing his tin-whistle, and enjoying, even on his last day reading at the local library with "Annie" by his side.

Rod with "Annie" last year
Rod had made several wishes clear, with one being, should he predecease his beloved girl "Annie", she was to be returned to the kennel he got her from.  We can't thank Rod enough for having that foresight and making his wishes clear.  We also thank those that cared for "Annie" during the few days until Rod's Executor was able to arrive and follow-up with finding us, as we'd moved since he'd had her (Kathy and Heather, thank-you).
Laureate L'Anais, 2005
"Annie" is known as Laureate L'Anais, and she came to us in 2001 on a co-ownership with the owner's of Laureate Kennels, Kim Aston and Peter Culumovic.  She lived most of her time with us, producing several litters, until her retirement, when Rod came to us in June of 2005 looking for another sheltie to live and enjoy his life with.

"Annie's" contribution to the sheltie world has proved significant.  Here is a list of some of her kids and decedents, with many more that have contributed to kennels around the world and graced the couches of others.

Through Laureate Shelties ~
Ch Laureate Lancome
(co-owned Laureate and Pennylynn Woodruff of Ruffleith)
Braz Ch Laureate Laramie
BISS Am Ch Paray Preferential
Am Ch Paray's Ka
Am Ch Paray Posh Spice
 Br/Pan Ch Drummond Hill's Queen Mary Of Scotland
(sired by Braz Ch Laureate Laramie ~ owned by Maria Valladares, Brazil)
Through our Shelamo Kennel ~ 
"Annie's daughter - Shelamo Mata Hari (ptd)
Shelamo Sassy Squirt NAFA Ch-FDX, UFLI TF111; CKC-AGNS AGNJS AGIS AGIJS, AAC- ADC, AGDC, AACD, AGDC, MJDC, MSDC ATChC, HIT (litter brother to Shelamo Mata Hari) owned by Lynn Cuthbert

Through Shelamo Mata Hari (ptd)

Ch Shelamo Tyme Descends
and her kids
MBPIG Ch Shelamo Riding The Wind
Shelamo Handsome Trouble, CGN, AgN, AgNJ, ADC, SGDC, AADC (owned by C. Charlebois)
BPIS Ch Shelamo's Riding The Sky HIT (owned by Linda Howie)
 Through MBPIG Ch Shelamo Riding The Wind
MBPIS BISS Ch Shelamo Flash Forward
Ch Shelamo Deja Vu
BBPIG Shelamo Yakima V By Ruffleith (co owned with Ruffleith)

and still to grow up here at Shelamo are her great grandkids

Dam ~ Ch Shelamo Tyme Descends
BPIG Shelamo A Moment Of Tyme (ptd)
Shelamo Tyme For A Mocha
Shelamo Gemstone

and not to forget the next love of Linda Howie's life
sired by her boy ~ BPIS Ch Shelamo's Riding The Sky HIT
Magennis Sea To Skye

and (same sire) also, in the makings of an agility star
Shelamo Tow The Line (co-owned with Jack Richardson)

 "Annie" after her bath and snoozing on the blanket that came with her
 "Annie" (almost 13 yrs) with our two other seniors while Mike was at the computer for an on-line meeting, beside her is "Opal" (141/2 yrs) and her 1/2 brother "Rocky" (under the desk, almost 13 yrs)
"Annie" and her girlie friends watching me shovel with the 1st snow fall
"Annie" with the seniors supervising the 2nd snow fall

"Annie" has now been to the vet and as with most seniors this age is experiencing some medical issues.  We know for one her hearing has gone.  We (and Laureate) are dealing with them one at a time as we sort out her problems.

We thank those that have donated in Rod's name to date, for "Annie's" alma mater, for her continued care.  Please know the Executor will be kept informed.

We thank you Rod for all you have given to your love of shelties, and embraced the life you lived.

With this experience, I hope all of you with fur kids will be encouraged to make provisions for them.


Monday, December 24, 2012

From our Home To Yours ~ and your Fur Friends

See the other sheltie xmas wishes here
Thanks to Pennylynn Woodruff for the artwork.

May you all have a Merry Christmas with your family, friends and fur kids and a prosperous & healthy New Year.

From our whole gang here @ Shelamo.


Monday, November 19, 2012

OKC Show - Yoyo and Cocoa Do Us Proud

We attended the OKC show here in Ottawa this past weekend, after a hiatus this summer.  There are some new competitions, one being a Baby Puppy (pups 3-6 months of age), and a Bred By Exhibitor Competition (must be the breeder and the handler).

On the Friday we showed our baby puppy "Yoyo", and all three days in the classes our "Cocoa", and were proud at how they did.
 Shelamo Yakima V By Ruffleith
(MBPIG Ch Ruffleith's Barolo DiRiondo x MBPIG Ch Shelamo Riding The Wind)
co-owned with Penny Woodruff
"Yoyo" won Best Baby Puppy in Group
(add by Penny on Sheltie Strut)

Shelamo A Moment Of Tyme
(Ch Shelamo Sugar Rush x Ch Shelamo Tyme Descends)
Was Reserve Winners on Friday, and then Best of Winners on Saturday & Sunday to start her on her way to her Championship.
(pictured with judge Mr Luiz Ribas Silva)


Saturday, November 17, 2012

New Vet Clinic in Almonte, Ontario

Am pleased to announce that there will be a new vet clinic in Almonte.  It's Mississippi Mills Animal Hospital.

For those of my clients who have used the services of Amanda Mulloy and Mark Van Campen, they have joined forces to open their own clinic.

We here at Shelamo look forward to working with them in their new setting.  They've been our sheltie's vet for 12 years now, and provide the utmost care, compassion, researching our needs, and taking the time to discuss all options when presented with a medical issue.

All the Best to Amanda & Mark in their new venture!

From Mike & Maureen, and our Shelamo Gang ....


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ottawa Area - Animal Emergency

This just in .... especially for those of you in the east end of the Ottawa area.
Should you find your pet in an urgent situation after regular business hours, the Ottawa Carleton Veterinary Emergency Hospital can provide after hours emergency veterinary care. The hospital is a brand new, state of the art facility that was formed from a partnership between 26 Ottawa area veterinary clinics.  The hospital is open to all members of the public on Monday to Friday from 6pm-8am and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. 

Please go to

for additional information.
1155 Lola St
Unit 203
Ottawa Ont
K1K 4C1

Best landmark is the Ottawa Baseball stadium at the 417/174 split.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Ottawa Kennel Club Dog Show Nov 16-18, 2012

The long standing Ottawa Kennel Club has a new venue this year - the CE Centre.

You can find the schedule of judging here. Follow link to the judging schedule.

Find out what's all happening here

click here for a discount entry coupon

Hope to see you there!


Ottawa Pet Expo - Nov 10 & 11, 2012

First time for Ottawa for this event!  Loads to see and do @ the new CE Centre.  Follow the link below to discover events & exhibitors.

Ottawa Pet Expo

Groupon ticket sales


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Vaccination Information

Duration Study On Immunity to Canine Vaccinations

You might be interested in viewing this link

Vaccination Durations


News At Shelamo

Our baby girl, Yoyo, from our "Chinook" litter is off to her new home.  Here's her add on Sheltie Strut.  Here's hoping she's all Penny has had dreams of.
And our girl "Cocoa", Shelamo A Moment Of Tyme, went off to the Belleville show on the Friday, just before turning a year of age and was Reserve Winners Female in the 1st show, then followed up with more wins, especially a Best Puppy In Group in the afternoon show.  Thank-you to judge Mr. M. Bouchard for your lovely comments on our girl.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Monster Cute Photo Contest

 'Think we're working hard enough?'
 'Yum, I think we did it Kona!'

Timbit (Rescued Sheltie) and Kona (Dakota x Flirt litter) are working on making honey.

They've been entered in the PetsMart Monster Cute Photo Contest and if they win the owners will donate a portion to Southern Ontario Sheltie Rescue to help more shelties in need.

Please go vote here if you're on Facebook - and every day if you can!

after that photo shoot it was time to relax,

owners & pictures - Rachel & Matt Davidson

(PS  just another reason for obedience classes!   great sit/stays for pics like this)


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ronas Hill Kraker-jak UD

Remembering - if it were not for my best bud, Kraker-jak, I'm not sure where I'd be today.  He taught me so much about the friendship we gain from dogs, and how each one teaches us something new in life.

With the recent passing of Barbara Ann Scott, who started her skating career at the Minto Skating Club, it brought to mind that, that is where I 1st started skating too, and there came a point I had a decision to make - I might have been 12 yrs or so, that either I continue skating or take the next obedience lesson as the class nights conflicted.  Guess what I chose?
One of my fav pics - many Sunday's the family would take a walk around Pink Lake in our Gatineau Hills
 Amazing once taught 'take it, hold it, give it' what we'd ask him to do!
 One of his last high jumps for his UD before he became ill
This is the 1st picture taken of the two of us.  Taken in 1967 by Jeanne White of the Ottawa Journal for an article on the Bytown Dog Obedience Club's very 1st Puppy Kindergarten class.

I am proud to say that I was the 1st youngest to ever go from the BDOC Puppy Kindergarten class to obtaining our Utility Degree.

 Am sure he is still by my side, guiding me with every class I teach.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

the Yellow Dog Project

The Yellow Dog Project

Some people just don't listen when you ask them to keep their distance from your dog.  Maybe this might start a conversation that they will mind your request.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Who's Got A Great Buddy?

Trey with his "Brother" in his favourite chair
(as emailed to me)

Received this from clients down the Toronto way.  Trey came from our Ch Shelamo Heart's Delight litter 2 years ago (and just so happens his sire's call name is "Brother").

Photo by Joe Fletcher


Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Yes folks, hot humid weather seems to be over, and September is here .... but kids are going back to school and so should your pooch!  Come and spend one hour with you furkid and teach them how to be good canine citizens.

There are several west end classes you can look into that the City Of Ottawa offers

Practicing long downs during the spring session with lots of distractions

Puppy Kindergarten Class

Stittsville - Pretty Street Community Centre

Ages starting at 3 months of age to 6 months at start of class

Start date - Sept 25th, 6:30pm
and Nov 6th
5 wks
($60 for City residents)
Level 1 and Level 2
8 wk course

Kanata - Glen Cairn Community Centre

Start date - Oct 24th
Level 1 - 6 pm

Level 2 - 7:15 pm

( $77.50 for City Residents)

Sit/Stays - for many reasons - great pictures are just one!


Male Available

This sable male is from our Dakota x Flirt litter.  He will mature just over 16".
pictured @ 8wks
born July 13/12
He's outgoing & friendly.
Shots to date/dewormed/vetted/microchipped

contact us via email


Friday, September 7, 2012

Flirt pups @ 8 wks

Our Am/Cdn Ch Reinmaurs Firecracker ROMC x Shelamo Seriously Sinful litter is now 8 wks of age and we plan on growing out these three
 Sable female
 and our real red sable female

You can see the rest of the pics we've taken throughout their 8 wks on our FaceBook page via this link


Friday, August 24, 2012

More Agility Titles For Shaymus

Lynn Cuthbert and her boy "Shaymus" just completed their Gamble run which gave him is ATChC.

He's now added to his titles CKC ExJWW, AAC MGDC & ATChc


This boy just had his birthday too - July 31, 2004!!!

Congrats you two, you make us here at Shelamo very proud!



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