Shelby, Forever Missed

Labrador Retriever/Chow Chow
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Home:Freeport, MI  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Shelby Welby, Shelby Sherbert

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

November 24th 1996

Unlimited ear and belly scratching! :)

Other dogs! Especially cute blonde ones! :(

Favorite Toy:
All her little rubber toys. She has alot of them!

Favorite Food:
Her rawhides and cookie treats.

Favorite Walk:
Out in the woods.

Best Tricks:
She sits, drops, high five, and speaks, and speaks, and speaks! Thanks Dawn! :)

Arrival Story:
Once again, Shelby and I became best friends when I was employed at Mackenzies Animal Sanctuary. A wonderful "Home Along The Way" for dogs. My first day, I was out scooping the kennels, and all the dogs were going crazy barking at me. I came to Shelby's kennel, and she was all curled up, her hind leg was all shaved from surgery, and she was looking so pathetic! I went to her, talked to her, and fell in love instantly. About a year later, I brought her home for a home visit, that worked out great, and we began fostering her along with Bart (our other MAS kid). As of last July, she was adopted with Bart and has found her forever home. :) Thank you Dougy. :)

I lost one of my best friends Sunday. Shelby passed away in her sleep. It was not a surprise as her health has deteriorated over the last month and several vets I had her to couldn't do anything for her. The good news is she had two wonderful weeks right before she died. I don't know what happened but she was acting like her ailments had disappeared. Begging and barking for treats, walking everyday in our woods, playing tricks on her blind best friend (Bart), and just being my old Shelby. I am so thankful for those days. Isn't it silly, I have 9 other dogs under foot, but I am so lost without her. It will take time as always.

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September 18th 2006 More than 9 years!

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Good Bye Shelby...

October 10th 2011 11:14 am
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October 9, 2011 I lost my Shelby. I put her to bed Saturday night and awoke to find her gone.

Shelby was one of my best friends and I will miss her terribly. I love you Shelby.


Love My Shelby, ; )

June 22nd 2008 2:52 pm
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Shelby went into kidney failure after eating something she should not have. We still are not sure what it could have been. She ate a rawhide after her dinner, and about an hour later she began throwing up. I believe it was the rawhide that set her off. Her kidneys were deteriated somewhat, and could not handle it. At any rate, none of my dogs get rawhides anymore.

Shelby continued to get sicker, so I ran her to my vet. They kept her during the day and flushed her system, sending her home for the evenings. They did this twice, and we were beginning to beleive she was not going to make it. They told me to get her to eat anything. I took some of her food to her, and she finally ate it that second night! We were so happy.

It has been about 2 months and Shelby is still going strong. I beleive my vet, Dr. Hoorte and his staff at , "Lakewood Veterinary Clinic" was totally responsible for saving my Shelby. They were great, and of course my Shelby worked them a little to. They told me even though she was so sick, she layed her head on the Dr.s shoulder, as if to say, "It's okay, I know you are trying to help."

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