Regular Meeting - Greater St. Louis Shetland Sheepdog Club
Thursday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
Brentwood Recreation Center
2505 South Brentwood Boulevard
Allison White 314-862-4013
Sandy Ganz 636-227-1578
Debi Vetz 314-752-5709
9004 Pin Oak Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Vicki Piccirillo 636-274-7080
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Marianne Glisson 636-274-5319
Patti Hittler 314-954-3132
Rick Thompson 618-604-4788
Acquiring a dog may be
the only opportunity a human
ever has to choose a relative.
– Mordecai Siegal, Contemporary Writer
The SHELTIE VIBES is the official newsletter of the Greater St. Louis Shetland Sheepdog
Club. SHELTIE VIBES is published monthly. Non-members may subscribe for $15.00
The Deadline for printing in the VIBES is the 20th of the month. Payments for listings or
ads must accompany copy. Display ad for a full page is $8; half page $5. SUPPORT PAGE
will run your business card size ad quarterly for $5.00. (MEMBERS ONLY). Send all news,
ads, materials, checks, etc., to the Editors. Make checks payable to GSLSSC.
Claims made in ads or opinions expressed in articles are not necessarily endorsed by the
VIBES or GSLSSC. Articles may be reprinted by other club publications as long as proper
credit is given the author and this Newsletter. Sheltie head is owned exclusively by
GSLSSC for their use only. All other artwork can be used if proper credit is given.
AKC COORDINATOR: Debi Vetz 314-752-5709
ARCHIVIST: Cindy Burrows 636-940-2340
AWARDS: Lori Schulz 314-355-8861
Marilyn Marlow 636-677-0085
CLUB PICNIC: Charlotte Hulett 636-942-3770
CONSTITUTION, BYLAWS & POLICIES:
Marianne Glisson 636-274-5319
EDUCATION, HEALTH & WELFARE:
Sandy Ganz 636-227-1578
EQUIPMENT: Donna Clifford 314-830-0552
MEMBERSHIP: Cindy Onder 314-740-0485
SHELTIE INFO: Karen Schmaltz 636-942-9897
Donna Clifford 314-830-0552
2007 SHOW COMMITTEE:
SHOW CHAIRPERSON: Karen Schmaltz
ASST. SHOW CHAIR: Marilyn Marlow
OBEDIENCE CHAIRPERSON: Sandy Ganz
SHOW SECRETARY: Sherry Spavale
SUNSHINE: Charlotte Hulett 636-942-3770
Connie Lomax 636-566-8373
VIBES EDITOR: Debi Vetz 314-752-5709
WAYS & MEANS:
American Shetland Sheepdog Association
ASSA BREEDER REFFERAL
Marilyn Marlow 636-677-0085
News & Highlights
N E W S F R O M TH E
O F F I C E R S A N D B OA R D
N O M I NATI O N S
Hi everyone. We once again welcomed visitors at our last
meeting. They were Tammy Riggs and her daughter
Courtney.Tammy has applied for Membership and we will be
reading her application for the SECOND time at our
September meeting, and VOTING on her application. Tammy
hails from Coffeen Illinois (between Greenville and Litchfield)
and her sponsors are Marilyn Marlow and Marianne
Glisson. If you haven’t had a chance to meet and talk to
Tammy yet please try to do so at your first opportunity.
Besides a meeting you may also see her at local shows as she
is hoping to start campaigning her young male Whoville
Tamkwee EZ Dreamin again soon. Those of you who
attended the Rod Oishi seminar may remember her from that
event as well.
The Nominating Committee or Terri Poirier, Daniel Buford
and Debi Vetz is presenting the following slate for 2008:
Corresponding Secretary: Lori Schulz
Voting will be held at our November meeting and
nominations from the floor will be accepted through the
October club meeting.
Courtney Riggs has also applied for Membership. She resides
with her Mom in Coffeen, Illinois. Besides owning and
breeding Shelties, Courtney also owns and breeds Aussies.
Courtney’s sponsors are Bob Piccirillo and Terri Poirier. We
will be reading Courtney’s application for the FIRST time at
our October meeting. I hope that if you haven’t already done
so that you all get a chance to get acquainted with Courtney
at the next two meetings.
I look forward to seeing you all in October!
CH. Rapporlee All-Riled Up – 1992-2007
It is with great sadness that Vicki and I report of the passing
of “Riley” earlier today. An integral part of our sable breeding
program for many years, his quiet demeanor and
devotedness were omni-present in our home.
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Here is the list of judges presented for the 2009 Specialty.
Committee members are Mariann Glisson, Rick Thompson,
and Sandy Ganz. Nominations will be taken from the floor
at the September meeting and voted on at the October
One floor nomination by Terri Poirier of Bonnie Smith for
Born in Michigan, raised in Indiana, and sharing our lives in
both Kansas and Missouri, he owned us right from the start,
and never let us forget it.
All of these obedience judges are approved for Rally classes,
except Pat Kasten.
Many of his offspring were blessed with his melting
temperament, and it is those ‘living pictures’ that will keep his
memory alive here for a long, long time. He made us better
persons, and he will be missed.
Terri Poirier and Saranac Shelties is pleased to report that
Saranac Meet Me in St Louis (Annie) finished her
Championship at the Northern Kentucky show this past
Labor Day weekend. Annie makes CH number 8 for CH
Saranac Playing for Keeps (Jordan). Annie is co-owned with
my sister, Anne Foreman and Frank Fletcher. Annie is the full
sister to Lilly (CH Lynmarr’s Rekindled Dreams). Annie got
her name when Terri moved to the St Louis area from
Pittsburgh in July 2004. As Terri was moving into a bed and
breakfast, Anne met her in the region to take Annie home
with her. Annie was only 8 weeks old at the time.
Terri also write to say that Ryan (CH Saranac Morning
Creation, NAJ) has his first Champion son, CH Y’Knot
Cinjay’s Spinnaker owned by Jay Clapper of Elyria, Ohio and
shown and bred by Carol Geffel.
”SHELTIE DAY IN THE PARK”
ROUTE 66 STATE PARK• ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI•
SUNDAY OCTOBER 7,2007
FUN • FOOD • PRIZES !
DEAR CLUB MEMBERS:
The “flyer” you are being supplied is intended to help you personalize an invitation for your family, friends, colleagues, and other
enthusiasts of the breed! Ask them to be the guest of the GSLSSC at a “good ol’ fashioned summer picnic”; to share with you the
afternoon, the outdoors, the fabulous food, and the companionship of other “”Sheltie People” and their lovely dogs! Be sure to tell
them all about the GSLSSC’s fun-filled, educational, and exciting ‘SHELTIE DAY IN THE PARK!’
As in the past, the event is NOT being planned as a fund-raiser, but as a time for all Sheltie-lovers in the Greater St. Louis Area to
get together, slooooo-down, and socialize in a non-competitive environment. For non club members/ event performers, it will be an
opportunity to learn ‘what makes the club tick’, and why we find these dogs, and ‘what we do, or our thing’, so special ! It is intended
to be a special time to bring out the young hopefuls to socialize, in addition to the dignified veterans for everyone to see, admire, and
love! BRING YOUR PICTURES, SCRAPBOOKS, AND AWARDS FOR EVERYONE TO SEE! For the breeders, it will be the chance to
invite the ‘kids’ back home (as well as their owners), folks on your ‘waiting lists, and formally introduce them to the Sheltie community,
and the Club! For the performance folks, it will be a wonderful time to bring out your ‘stars’ and work them under the shade of some
majestic oak trees. For the rescue people, it will be an opportune time to say ‘thank-you’ to those homes who have lovingly adopted
‘our dogs’, and to the foster homes who have done all the work behind the scenes.
WE HAVE PLANNED SO FAR: Grooming Demonstrations • Games • Agility Demonstrations • Breed Handouts •
• Dog Food Samples• Photographs • Door Prizes!
WHAT CAN YOU ADD? SUGGESTIONS/ IDEAS, AND OFFERS FOR HELP CHEERFULLY ACCEPTED!!!
help make this a group event by sending the invitations to your favoritie Sheltie People and doing some follow-up; should
you need more flyers, feel free to photo-copy! To keep the confusion (and expenses ) within bounds, an RSVP is asked; however, do
NOT have the invitees contact me! I would appreciate it if you would get a ‘count’ from all the folks you contact, and THEN give me
a call on or before the RSVP date of October 3rd. Should you have any questions, suggestions, or want to volunteer an activity,
please don’t hesitate to give me a call; (636) 274-7080, Or E-mail me at [email protected] After 7 PM is best!
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
"CALLING ALL SHELTIES"
You (and your owners) Are Invited To:
The Greater St. Louis Shetland Sheepdog Club
"Sheltie Day In The Park"
Sunday, October 7th, 2007
Where: Route 66 State Park
Time: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Join us for a relaxing summer-time picnic with "lunch in the woods!"
Meet Sheltie owners and their 'fur-kids' from all over the bi-state area! See some of the nation's finest dogs,
- the puppies, young hopefuls, and the magnificent veterans!
Come watch exciting Agility, and Performance Exhibitions. Learn about the Club, Rescue Activites,
the breed, and how you can help or become a part!
Fun for All !
What to bring: Bring a side dish and beverages (Meat will be provided)
*Don't forget lawn chairs or a blanket, ex-pens, and drinks for 'Man's Best Friend.'
(All dogs must be in exercise pens or on lead!)
Directions to Park:
From the East: Take I-270 North/South to I-44 West; take I-44 approx. 8 miles to Exit 266, Lewis Road, turn right and follow signs into the
Park. Go straight at stop sign and across the Meramac River Bridge, and follow signs to the 'Forest' Pavillion .
From the West: Take I-64 East to the Chesterfield Airport Road exit; take a right at the 1st traffic light onto Olive Street Road.
Follow Olive Street Road around the Airport- it becomes Eatherton Rd.- Rte. 109. Go on Rte. 109 into Eureka and the I-44 intersection.
Go north on I-44 towards St. Louis to Exit 266. Turn left across highway and follow signs into the Park.
Go straight at stop sign and across the Meramac River Bridge, and follow signs to the 'Forest' Pavillion . You're there!
Please be the Guests of: ___________________________________
**Please RSVP by October 2nd or if additional information is needed,
The Greater St. Louis Shetland Sheepdog Club
is proud to host
The Quest For Quality
Presented by Tom Coen, Macdega Shetland Sheepdogs
A Two-Day Seminar focusing on the Shetland Sheepdog –
Then and Now – with a vision toward the Future!
Day One Will Outline:
♦ Breed History
♦ The Development of
♦ The Shetland
Sheepdog Standard –
The Blueprint of the
♦ Breeding Theory
♦ Panel Discussions to
Include Breed Mentors
on the Standard and
Breeders on Breeding
The “Virtues” Match
Here’s a chance to
evaluate your dog’s
virtues in a highly
informative yet informal
setting. Categories include
head detail, expression,
outline, structure and
movement etc.. A panel of
experienced breeders will
judge each class and the
virtues called for in the
breed standard will be
discussed in detail.
January 12th & 13th, 2008
(beginning at 9 AM both days)
AKC Museum Of The Dog; St. Louis, MO
Info Contact: Bob Piccirillo, (636) 274-7080
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided both days. Dogs are welcome both
days. There will be a raffle with lots of great items!
Directions: North or South on I-270 take the Manchester Road exit (MO. Rte 100). Go west on Manchester Road 1.75
miles to S. Mason Road. Turn right (north) on S. Mason Road following signs to “Queeney Park” and the “AKC Dog
Museum”. Go 1.2 miles to the Park/Museum entrance; you will see the Park, Museum Building and parking lot
immediately on your left.
Send Reservations by January 5th,2008 with check made payable to GSLSSC ;
mail ticket requests to GSLSSC, c/o, Bob Piccirillo • 8706 Byrnesville Road • Cedar Hill, MO 63016 • 636274-7080. Cost for both days is $100 for each participant.
FIRST CLASS MAIL
5604 Milentz Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109
By Theresa A. Fuess, Ph.D., Information Specialist, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Help Your Pet Avoid Autumn Hazards
Fall is upon us. It is time to change the antifreeze, wage war on field mice in search
of warm quarters, stock up on Halloween candy, and plan the Thanksgiving menu.
Pet owners would be well advised to not assign any of these chores to their pets.
“There are several autumn hazards to pets, some potentially fatal,” says Dr.
Donald R. Krawiec, veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine
Teaching Hospital. “Knowing what these hazards are and taking simple precautions
will keep your pet healthy through the coming months.” The following is a
summary of Dr. Krawiec’s recommendations.
Antifreeze: Most radiator antifreeze/coolant contains ethylene glycol and is highly
toxic. It has a sweet taste and is readily consumed by children and animals. Five
teaspoons can kill a 10-pound dog, less will kill a cat. It is very fast acting and
results in kidney failure and death in as little as four to eight hours. Newer
products that contain propylene glycol are generally considered safe. Store new
antifreeze in its original container, out of reach of pets and children. Keep the
empty container or a record of the product used so that if your car leaks and your
pet finds it before you do, you can tell your veterinarian what was consumed.
Dispose of old antifreeze in a sealed container; don’t hose it down the driveway.
Always have plenty of fresh water available for your pet. A thirsty pet may relieve
its thirst with antifreeze that a neighbor left out or hosed down the driveway. If
you think your pet has consumed antifreeze, call your veterinarian right away.
Rodenticides: Rodenticides that kill the rodents hoping to winter in your house will
also kill your pet. They cause severe bleeding, kidney failure, and death. There are
no safe rodenticides. Whether out of hunger, boredom, or curiosity, pets will
consume these products. If rodenticides are used in your home, put them in places
inaccessible to pets and children. Keep a record of the product used and in case of
accidental poisoning, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Chocolate: Chocolate is a favorite people-treat at Halloween, Thanksgiving, and
Christmas but it is toxic to dogs, cats, and birds. The initial signs of chocolate
poisoning are those of stomach upset, vomiting, and diarrhea. If sufficient
chocolate is consumed, an animal will become restless and uncoordinated and will
suffer heart failure and/or respiratory failure. As little as one ounce of baking
chocolate or eight ounces of milk chocolate can kill a 10-pound dog. Like other
poisonings, chocolate poisoning requires emergency medical treatment.
Thanksgiving dinner: Holiday meals can also cause medical emergencies for pets.
Chicken and turkey bones can get stuck or can pierce holes in any portion of the
digestive tract. Rich foods can cause sudden pancreatitis or bloat. Keep holiday
meals, leftovers, and table scraps out of reach of your pet. If your pet insists on
participating in the feast, cooked vegetables (without the butter and salt) or
commercial dog treats are safe in small amounts.
Cold weather: Indoor pets not acclimated to winter temperatures should not be left
outside in cold weather for long periods. Outdoor pets can withstand fairly cold
temperatures if they have shelter from wind and rain and have bedding to insulate
them from the cold ground. Avoid electrical heating devices that could electrocute
your pet if they got wet or were chewed. Outdoor pets need extra food in cold
weather to generate body heat, and they need access to water that is not frozen.
Keep your pet’s feet clean and dry. Ice or salt will cause severe irritation when
caught between your pet’s toes. Frostbite is a winter hazard to pets as well as
people. Frostbitten areas are fragile and should be wrapped snugly for protection
from abrasion and from sudden temperature change. Severe frostbite requires
It is a busy time of year, with guests coming and going, decorations going up and
down. Dr. Krawiec advises keeping novel small items out of reach of your pet. Dogs
and cats, especially puppies and kittens, will eat anything. Non-food items lodged
in your pet’s digestive tract is yet another emergency condition. Don’t let curiosity
kill your cat or your dog.
For more information on the care of pets, contact your local veterinarian.