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Shelly...

 
Pyrless Pieces of Dreams, CGC, TDI
March 30, 1988 ‐ February 18, 
2000 

Shelly, also affectionately known to some as Muffin, was my first Great Pyrenees, and my first dog. She was my rock, my foundation, and my first true experience with unconditional love. It is because of her that I became so active in the world of Great Pyrenees. 


She protected me, she guided me, and she was always there for me.  Whether times were good, bad, joyous, or downright awful, she stood by me.  Quiet, strong, loving life until the end...  She was my dream come true.

In her memory, I will continue to love and cherish this breed... This is my legacy to her. 

Tonight, hug your dogs tightly.  Cherish the moments you have with with your loved ones, before they slip away.

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Lessons from Shelly…

  • Some deserve a bigger section of the couch.
  • People will love me no matter what I look like. If they don't, bark in their ear and calmly walk away.
  • Sometimes we have to help each other.
  • Life is too short.
  • A walk is ALWAYS a good idea.
  • You can leave your "mark" in more than one way.
  • Whenever a bath is had, immediately find the most disgusting thing to roll around in.
  • I can do whatever I set my mind to.
  • Great Pyrenees Rescue needs my help.
  • I am a wonderful mom.
  • My heart is bigger then I think it is.
  • Forgiveness can be sweet.
  • The journey is the reward.
  • Independence is good.
  • You can get a hug when you least expect it.
  • If you have something to say, "speak" up.
  • Sometimes you have to let go.
  • There are some things that will never die... they will live in your heart forever...