BPIS Am/Cdn Ch Shelamo's Prospector
January 30, 2000 - September 1, 2013
"Rocky" my best bud, passed peacefully at home, in my arms.
He was that kind of boy that always wanted to know where I was, to be by my side, no matter what I was doing.
He was our Shelamo Ambassador, taking up residence on any new person's lap without hesitation.
His accomplishments that I hold so dear ..
His Best Puppy In Show win taking a Grp 4th the same day to finish his Canadian Championship at just over 11 months of age over 3 Best In Show Winners.
Being choosen in the Purina Champion Campaign of 2000 and being the April boy in their 2001 calendar.
His American Championship in 13 shows in tough east USA competition.
and his final win Best of Opposite win in 2010 @ the CC&SSA Specialty as a Veteran, plus winning the 1st Helen Lovett (Ronas Hill) Award.
And passing on his life to so many of his kids, grandkids and great grandkids, with Multi Best Puppy In Show winners & a Best Puppy In Specialty winner.
And his many descendants that have titles at the end of their names.
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.