4/15/2000 - 01/11/2012
Rainy was one of the most amazing shelties I have ever known. She was my constant companion never leaving my side throughout the day, everyday, relentlessly loyal and brave.
Rainy demonstrated a natural intelligence and it shows in her get. I have never trained in obedience but it seems that Rainy can read my mind and understand everything I say.Here is just one truly amazing story. Judy Guaraldo, who is mentioned in this story, owns a puppy I bred, a Rainy daughter, and this is what happened:
Amazing Story – Sheltie Saves Shelties
By Dee Silverstein of Silver Trails Shelties & Judy Guaraldo of Himark Shelties
True story - Rainy daughter, Cloudy, who is owned by Judy Guaraldo of Himark Shelties, saved an entire litter of puppies when her female, Cameo, unexpectedly started whelping a litter of puppies a week prematurely in the middle of the night in her crate.
Cloudy relentlessly barked and scratched at the bedroom door until Judy woke up and came out to see what all the commotion was about. Cloudy led Judy and her husband Dave to the indoor kennel barking and looking back to make sure they were following. Judy heard a whimper and found a newborn lying on the cold floor of Cameo's crate as Cameo had pushed the pad aside. Judy was able to save the chilled puppy and Cameo whelped four more puppies that night. Judy credits Cloudy with saving this entire litter. We are so proud of Cloudy for saving the precious little lives of five sheltie puppies.
We know as breeders that if a newborn is chilled, it will die almost immediately after it is born. This was a significant save by Cloudy.