Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Remembering Shimmer

Don't we all dread these days where we have lost one of our pack...I had to help Shimmer cross over yesterday morning, she was no longer able to function due to kidney failure.  I buried her outside my daughter's window.  She really was Hannah's dog.  Shimmer always lit up when she saw Hannah.  They grew up together.  Hannah could do anything with Shimmer.  When Hannah was little she would put a leash on her and hang it on a door knob while she laid out a blanket on the living room floor.  Shimmer would watch and wait patiently.  When Hannah was ready she would bring her over and the two would lay on the blanket to watch TV or whatever.  
I could not find one of the 2 pictures I was wanting to post but Amy has written and posted a lovely tribute to Shimmer on her Crazy Cardiness blog with a nice photo.

Shimmer was one of those regal Cardis.  Never caused anyone any problem.  I finished her as my first Bred-By champion.  She was so easy to show because she never wanted to be told she was doing anything incorrectly...she just did right.
Her Mom was ROSY ROMS (CH.Maranatha Cornerstone Rosy)
Her dad was STORMY ROMG (CH.Tarfrnwr Coedwig Blackstorm)
Shimmer had 3 litters and her biggest contribution to Cardigans is DREAMER ROMS
And her proud claim to fame is her brother DC BELI <grin>
This is Shimmer with her second litter.  They are actually all black but some have the reddish hue and the photo color quality is off.

Sleep sweet Shimmer and now you and Rosy can play again.


  1. We just don't get enough time with these special guardians of our hearts! Peace to you, Rita. FRAP with great joy, Shimmer.

  2. What a wonderful tribute, your words came out better than mine:-)) Goodbye sweet Shimmer, tell Rosy we all said "Hi!".

  3. I am so sorry for the loss of Shimmer. She was such a lovely girl. Hopefully, Shimmer and her half-sister Dixie have already found each other and are having a family frap. Hugs.

  4. I'm so sorry, Rita. Saying goodbye is always difficult -- and then there is a hole in our lives.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss, Rita. Shimmer sounds like she was a very special dog.