In Memory Of Our Furkids

When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You musn't tie yourself to me with tears, be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you have shown, but now it's time I travel alone. So grieve for me, if grieve you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It's only for a while that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart. I won't be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near, and if you listen with your heart, you'll hear- All my love around you soft and clear. And Then, when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and say: "Welcome Home"


Kleinis Madchen Von Shantel "Madchen"
10/11/2004 - 4/17/2013
"Madchen" Missed my mom so much, many of her friends said she died of a broken heart.  She chose to go 3 days before mom's birthday.  I'm Sure they are together again.

INT CH Old West Shantels Red Cloud AKC/ASCA CD, RN, CL1-R, CGC "Chief"
You fought a good fight, and let me know when you were done fighting.  I miss you so much. 
 1/5/97 - 9/8/11

Shantels Kiss My Brass CD "Sultan"
3/3/98 - 9/8/11
Always having to have things your way, you made it clear when it was time to go.
Choosing to go the same day as your best friend "Chief".

Heartfire Shantels WarBonnet "Bonnie"

I'm Still in shock at your passing.. Completely unexpected, you broke my heart when you left.
I miss you BonBon 
8/9/1999 - 5/8/2010

Shantels A Dream Embraced CGC


(Oct 1, 95 - 1/3/10)

One of the hardest things was for me to put Winter on this page.  It makes it a reality that my beautiful boy is truly gone.  I know he is not alone, and has rejoined with his best friend Stetsonne and is together again with Morgan causing trouble.  However, the hurt he has left behind is unbearable.  A gentleman to the end, he chose to make the decision I could not.  Thank you my by Sweet Winnie.


Shantels Silver Jubilee, CGC,


(12-11-91 - 11-30-04)

Morgan has been a constant in our ever changing lives. He was there as a 4 mos old pup, when my mom got her pacemaker. Although his body was tiring.. he was there through my mom's surgeries in Oct and Nov. Still he would not give up! He wanted to make sure she was OK, and when she told him it was ok. He relaxed and left us. Mommy and Sissy love and Miss you MorgPorg.

CH Bertlin Tamara's Illusion


(1-11-95 - 11-21-04)

Georgie came to us late in life, but still made a large imprint on our hearts! She became quite the couch potato, and the 'town cryer' when dinner was being served. I always considered myself blessed that Georgie was allowed to retire with us.. but I think that WE were allowed by Georgie to share a brief moment in time. We miss you and love you Georgegeorge...


(04-03 - 07-02-04)

Although I've never considered myself a cat person, you wrapped your little paws around my heart. We'll miss you little guy, the dogs will surely welcome you at raingbow bridge with open paws!


Am/Can/Int/Nat Ch Zack

(6-22-96 - 03-02)

Zack was a wonderful boy, so full of life. When he came to us, we set to the task of making him LOVE the show ring. Boy did he! He had a blast when he was in the ring. Zack did everything at full speed.. When we decided he was ready to show, he garnered his Int Ch in one weekend, his Can Ch in one weekend (expertly handled by Vicki Rolls and Terri Little), His Nat Ch (while going reserve Best in show) in one weekend, and garnered his two majors in one month for his AKC Ch (expertly handled by Shannalee Michaelsky)- in ONE year he had four championships! Sadly, he was diagnosed with cancer in February, and lost his battle in March (having lived 2 weeks longer than anticipated)...both his other mama and co-owner Kim Norwood and I will miss him terribly. Farewell Wacky Zacky, until we meet again.


Shantels Shadow Rider CD, CGC

(10-18-92 - 04-22-98)

Stetsonne pictured with his "lil buddy" Winter, was the gentlest dog. He was a therapy dog, and had been trained for SAR. Sadly, he was horribly dysplastic and never was able to persue his love of finding people. He loved and guarded the Shelties and to his friends he was "Pooh Bear". It Saddens me to see the anti Rotty sentiment that has become so popular. Rottweilers ARE VERY LOVING and happy dogs, it is an EXCEPTION when they are not good dogs... and generally it can be traced to a bad owner- no training, socializing or in fact TRYING to make the dog mean with abuse!


Shiloh Silver At Last CD

(03-13-80 - 01-21-91)

Shiloh was my mom's first blue (she bought him 2 years before he was born). He was such a sweet dog, he never had an enemy and loved life to the fullest. He was the first dog I ever titled.


Princess Jubilee Of Saratoga(10-22-67 - 05-02-84)

She was my mom's first sheltie (a rescue) and she is the one that started it all!!

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