It all started with BIS BISS Champion Teaberry Lane
Royl Tycoon ROM CC ("Ty")
Owners: C. Willacker/S. Brillhart
Photography by Dolores Silverstein of Silver Trails Shelties
"The Past, The Present and The Future"
We had the opportunity to photograph
Spanky and Alfie (now passed to the bridge) with Ty (Ty is at the Rainbow Bridge).
These pictures are not enhanced.
Above, Spanky with his dad, Ty
Below, Spanky (Ty Son) Ty & Alfie (Ty Grandson)
They are all at the Rainbow Bridge playing together.
BIS/BISS Ch Teaberry Lane Hobbit
went to Rainbow Bridge at 15 yrs of age.
Karma was owned by Ron Willacker and Judy Maness.
"Emma" was mother to Dee
Silverstein "Annie" AM Can. Ch. Tapestry's Centre of
Attention and many loved pets. She was a real sweetheart, easy
to live with and a Simon granddaughter who shared many of her
grandfather's wonderful traits. For many years she acted as the
"demo" dog at Doug and Linda Hamiltons' Pets
Plus Obedience School Ltd. here in London. My condolences to
Doug and Linda. Just in life, Emma left in her usual quiet and
dignified manner. No fuss just a great dog.
Gillian Robertson 2/16/2015
Emma lived to 15 years of age.
Silver Trails It's All About Me
From the day you were born you were the cutest thing we had ever seen. Love you with all our hearts, Barbara, Robert, Dee and Walter. There will never be another.
Royl Teaberry Tawniewine "Teeny Tiny Tawny"
08/04/93 - 08/06/07
My beautiful Tawny passed away, 2 days after her 14th birthday. The above picture is such a beautiful moment in time. It was the day she barked the entire ring visit and won Best Veterans Bitch at our club's specialty in Y2K. As she was barking cheerfully in the ring, Cheryl said, she's saying look at me everybody! I'm in the show ring! We are all so upset as we loved her so very much but I remember that day vividly and smile with tears.
Tawny never did finished her championship but was very well known as the Am Bred Queen - really undefeated - always winning her class. She had a beautiful gorgeous red coat that is so rare in American bred dogs today.
Rest peacefully my dear sweet Tawny girl, Walter, Dee and our dear friend, Michael.
In loving memory, our first born and very special Spanky x Tawny daughter, Mollie, who is loved by her dear parents Cliff and Shirley. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Little did we know when we walked into a dog show in January 1998, that we would come home with a four and a half month old Sheltie puppy who would make the difference in people’s lives for the next 11 years. Silver Trails Bono Fide (Mollie) was the off spring of Shetland sheepdog champion CH Royal Marchwind User Friendly (Spanky). She was regal, strong willed, gentle, and fearless.
Mollies’ therapy work started when she was very young. Cliff had been a Cancer Caregiver who needed a ride to visit her mother in the Alzheimer Nursing Home. He placed Mollie on the bed of a lady there who had not spoken for a year. In a short while she placed her hand on the dog and spoke to her saying “I used to have a dog.” That was the first of many trips over the next several years. Mollie was officially their Alzheimer Therapy Dog.
A testament to Mollie’s strength was that she overcame a brush with death in 2005, spending 14 days in an emergency care facility, she came home to work again. She was enrolled in the AKC Good Citizen Program, and was than registered with Therapy Dogs Inc. Here in Venice she worked with a group of 20 therapy and Seeing Eye puppies and their handlers. She was the oldest and smallest of the group. Mollie’s size was an advantage for those who might be fearful of larger dogs.
These dogs worked in a program called K-9 for Kids at the Laurel Nokomis School, sponsored by the Sarasota Sheriff’s department. It received an award “A Daily Point of Light Award” in June 2007 from President Bush. She regularly visited Assisted Living and Nursing Home residents. She worked with severely handicapped children in the Venice Elementary School. Mollie was the official therapy dog for the Nathaniel’s Hopes program at the Venice Presbyterian Church. In November 2008 as she was leaving for Nathaniel’s Hope she began to have a small seizure. We rushed her to our vet. Further tests revealed that she had brain tumors that were inoperable. We lost her the following Thursday and though we are saddened by our loss, we are grateful for all that she brought into our lives and those around us. We have received hundreds of tributes for Mollie. Mollie has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.
In loving memory, we love you Izzy.
Izzy was loved and owned by our friend, Elena.
Our fallen star, Asher
Asher was co-owned and loved by Mary and Jonathan Atleson and expired due to toxic ingestion.
We shall miss you dear Ash.