Likes: COOKIES!!!!!, Emit(her best pal in the whole wide world!), horse's, cows , bones, soccer balls,toys, socks, my slipper, walks, anything she can get her paws on!!!
Pet-Peeves: baths, getting her nails trimed and getting in trouble(very rare).
Favorite Toy: She has 2 AKC ducks and 1 teddy bear that she just loves!! She nibbles on them like they were her babies. So thats what we call them!!
Favorite Food: Steak,bones, bannanas,grapes, carrots, MilkBones, beef treats and liver treats, cow hoofs and legs, pig ears, Jumbone, popcorn(butter or unbuttered), fish, cheese,she loves carrots.
Favorite Walk: She LOVES going on walks with Emit!!!! Were ever Emit gose she gose..........were ever Shelby gose Emit gose!
Best Tricks: Stay, sit, lay down, come, over, paw, watch,hi-five, up, jump, go get it, leave it, drop it, wrong, trot, lope,walk, bone catch, look cute, smile, cross paws, look at me,wave, move, stack(show dog stack), back up, Shelby knows over 20 different comannds!!
Arrival Story: Kara had asma and they already had 5 dogs and needed to get rid of some. Shelby was at another home when we heard about her. She seemed perfect for our family. Shelby hated it there. My mom went to go get her and she asked how much money she wanted for her and she said "just take her, I love my pigs more than that dog!" That lady wasent very nice..... So my mom did. Shelby jumped right into the car with no help. Shelby was my birthday-Christmas present. I love her so much and I always will!!!
Bio: Shelby is one spoiled rotten pup. She sleeps on my bed, she has her own food and water dish, her own doggie bed and about a million toys!!!!! The one thing that is much different about her than from other dogs is she nibbles on toys like there were her puppies!!! We think she has had puppies before and thats why she nibbles on them (like to get fleas, ticks and other anoying things off). She dosen't chew chew on them though just nibbles them. She dose this for along time then she puts her head on them like they were her babies!!! Shelby has perfect wings(the whitest part on a lab, always near the shoulder). Everyone in my neighborhood knows Shelby and when they she her they pet her, hug her, kiss her and much more. Shelby is very dear to me and I love her alot.
Shelby was more than a dog, more than part of the family, she was a very dear friend to me. We went though so much, good times and bad, but she never faltered. As I sit here 4 months after Shelby's passing and reminiscing about all the fun times we had together. Life would have been very different without Shelby and I feel so blessed and honored to have owned her. She was a friend to all and no one could resits her labby smile.
Shelby was no typical lab, she hated water and wouldnt dare go into the pool. Yet she adored food, her doggie pals and people. Every day I thank GOD for letting me own such a wonerful dog, even though He has taken her away, I know that there is a reason. GOD wanted a good loyal dog to watch over the boys and girls up in Heaven, a dog who would love them, teach them, play with them and adore them and Shelby was the dog for the job. I miss her but knowing that she's in a better place with all the food, people, and cotton fields she could ever want.
Shelby was the prefect example for her breed. Sweet, loving, attention wanter and a food lover. I have a picture of Shelby on my bedside table and when I see her happy smile I just cant help but to smile. She will always have a very specail place in my heart and I know that she has a specail place in the hearts of the people she touched. I will always remember the day I first layed eyes on her. A big, fat, round ball of excitiable labrador bounding though the door way. Oh she was a sight to behold! The the time she decied she wanted to go in the front seat of the car with me, not the funest time for me! So many great times and I know that she's sharing her love with the people in Heaven. Thank you Shelby for being you, no dog can ever replace you. You were one in a million, you were one of a kind.
I'am very sorry and very sad to announce that Shelby will be put down tomorrow at the ripe age of 9.
Her back legs gave out...........she can not walk or even get up to go get a drink, eat, and go to the bathroom. We took her to the vet that morning and the vet looked at her last year x-rays(when she lore a ligament) and was amazed that she was even walking then. We belivie that due to terrible artrithus and hip-displaisa her back legs have become detached or close to it...................my heart aches so bad right now.
Shelby was a one of a kind dog and a dog that will never be forgotten by anyone who met her. She was the type of dog that could care less about anything and was the best dog out there. I just cant say enough about her! This dog was amazing during her time here on Earth. I'm so very sad that she will be leaving us soon but I know that she will be a a place were no pain will come and she'll beable to run in the long grass. This was the hardest decison we have ever made and one that we wish we ever have to make.
The way I see it is that some little boy or girl has been called back by God and that they need a dog to take care of them. I know that Shelby will take very good care of that little boy or girl..........because she took great care of me, my family, friends and everyone. Shelby didn't have a mean bone in her body. I'll miss you so much Shelby and until we met again...........goodbye.
Today Mum took me for a walk with Emit again to the cotton fields and let me off the leash. I ran around and I happened to come across a gopher head that had magots all over it. So my labrador instinct got the better of me and I picked it up and brought it over to my owner. I spited it out and I made a face that meant:" Holy Cow! That thing tasts like my own poop! Ewww discusting!!!!" Mum looked at the gopher head closey to see if anything could cause a big problem with me. Once she was done we contniued with are walk. Sadly EMit had to go home early so Mum took me home and guess what.............and gave me a good toothbrushin'!! Mum gathered up two toothbrushes( one is battery powered) and two toothpastes. She took me out to the pool area and tied me up. I knew what was going to happen. Mum grabed the battery powered toothbrush and loaded it with toothpaste and grabed my mouth and turned it on and started to brush my teeth. We contuited with that for 15 minutes. Luckly my Mum's mum came out and said try some Listeren on her. Just a little bit though. So Mum got a wash cloth and pour a lot of Listeren on it and scrubbed my mouth. She did that 3 times then got the hose and reised my mouth out. "She has the cleanest teeth in the world right now" said my Mum. And it was true. I hate that toothbrush and darn my labrador instinct!!!