Shelby and her sister Sadie were our first IG's. We got them from a breeder and they became the very heart of our family from the beginning. Six months later we added our boy, Enzo to the family and everything seemed so complete. The three went everywhere together and were best of friends, especially Sadie and Shelby who had never spent a day apart from one another. My husband often called the two girls "book ends". Shelby was the keeper of Sadie, she protected and looked out for the smaller Sadie.
On April 24th, we lost Shelby in a very sudden and sad accident. I cry to think of it even now. Oddly, the whole family was there and we all rushed to Shelby (I tried to shield my 8 year old son, who Shelby was always his "favorite"). I held my sweet girl as she took her last breath. My husband and I both cried together openly as we laid her to rest.
Sadie and Enzo immediately went into distress. It's been a long road back to normal for both of them, they are lost without their best friend Shelby. We will forever remember her and love her dearly. It's hard to pick a couple of pictures to properly remember Shelby by but here are a couple.