Born May 13, 2005

3 males and 1 female

BPISS Jap/Am/Can. Ch. GrandGables It's Show Time ROMC X Ch. Laureate Shakira

July 31, 2005

The babies are now 11 weeks old. They go super good. Here now their weight and their size with the garrots. The female weighs 3¾ pounds and measures 8 inches. The male weighs 4½ pounds and measures 9 inches. Their future is announced promising.





June19, 2005

Here are pictures of the two surviving fighters. As you can see, they are very small!

It is the first time that the Shalligy family has gone through such a worrisom experience. We have been feeding them since their birth. In spite of their light weight, they are full of energy and are in top form. A sheltie pup can weight approximately 5 to 10 onces at birth. Our two puppies weight just a few onces more, and this at 5 weeks of age! Our hope is that they live a happy life. They deserve it after having faught such a valiant battle to stay with us. So here are my stars.

You can get a good idea of how tiny they are when you see them next to the paper roll at 5 weeks.

June 09, 2005

Last Tuesday we consulted an ostheopath with one of the puppies. The diagnosis was not a good one. They identified a bone malformation at the elbow. I have had to envisage the difficult decision of euthanasia. It never is an easy step to tak especially after having cared so lovingly for him for 4 weeks and hoping against all hope for a positive outcome for a normal life. Sadness fills me when facing my powerlessness. It was this morning that I finally mustered the courage to set him free of his discomfort . I hope that in doggie heaven he will live happy and well.
Snif ! snif ! snif !


May 29, 2005

16 days

May 15, 2005
48 hours after its birth, we lost a male to doggie paradise

May 13, 2005

six hours