Ch. Nuttree's Donner x Ch. Nuttree's Vixen
March 18, 1997 - May 20, 2005
OFA Hips "Good", OFA Thyroid "normal"
L-R, Shami, Lulu, Patrick
L-R, Shami, Lulu, Patrick
L-R, Mom, Vicky, Patrick and Shami
Shami finished very quickly from the Open class
totally breeder/owner/handled!!
Shami is preparing for her own litter by  
being a wonderful aunt to Ch. Capri's  
Shami trying out the "specials" ring  
Awaiting the arrival of her second litter  
by Ch. Harley D Hardt's Traveling Man
Finally! The pups have arrived  
1 boy, 3 girls!!!
All girl "slumber party"
Shami with grandson, Mars
Patrick and Shami at the Beach
Shami's "spot"
Shami and Snowball...jus chillin!
Left to right: Mars; his mom, Ch. Syd; his greatgrandmom,
Ch. Snowball; his grandmom, Ch. Shami; half-sister, Belle
Shami and Capri helping grandmom with her thanksgiving meal!
Still beautiful at 8!!!!
It was with very deep sadness and heavy hearts that we helped our beautiful Shami cross the rainbow bridge on May 20, 2005. She started showing signs of pyometra (uterine infection) on the morning of May 20th.  X-rays to confirm the pyometra disclosed that Shami had a very serious problem with her large intestines very likely as a result of numerous tumors.  While the pyometra was fixable, the amount of apparent damage to her large intestines and colon were not. 
Sleep softly sweet Shami...there are no thunderstorms where you are now.  We know you'll be waiting for us at the rainbow bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor, those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent.  His eager body quivers.
Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.  You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together......
Author Unknown
Shami's 3-generation pedigree
Shami's first litter
Shami's second litter