Sire: Aust Ch Leircote Diaghilev (Imp UK) x Dam: Aust Ch Lumineux Burn For You
15th May 1993 to 25th Feb 2008
Shimmer, my first Tervueren, was the only girl in a litter of six ( 3 greys 3 Groens ) out of Groenendael parents. Having five brothers she learnt her self-preservation and supervisory skills early - which helped her in her role as Number 1 fox patrol dog. She was shown a couple of times, but didnt think much of it so she was put in charge of security and for a number of years guarded my chook yards - Shimmer loved "her flock" and would often curl up with them all around her - very sweet.
Shimmer now spends most of her time curled up on the sofa in our lounge room, she still likes to go out and check on her chooks through the fence.
After a visit to the vet in May 2006 - due to a couple of collapses that looked to be heat stress, Shimmer was found to have Laryngeal Paralysis (unfortunately our vet advised us that surgery was not a viable option in her case).
Feb 2007 - Latest vet check for Shimmer shows heart and lungs are fine and although she has some arthritis she is still doing well for her age. Shimmer looks more and more like her mum Flame the older she gets, same beautiful expressive face.
Feb 2008 - Shimmer was given sleep when her legs gave out .....
|IF IT SHOULD BE
If it should be
that I grow weak
Eyes that said so much
14 years old, sharing the sofa with her brother Sparky
Visit Shimmer's littermates -
Her Groenendael brothers - Ch Lumineux Fiery Sensation & Ch Lumineux Live Wire
and her Grey Tervueren brother - Lumineux Spitfire at Graebelge Belgians web site
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