Do not stand by my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the star that shines at night.
Do not stand by my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die …
Shea was bred by Grete Sofie and Eivind Mjaerum in Norway- and arrived in Canada at 10 weeks of age. He turned out to be a hugely influential dog in Canadian breed-history and he was a wonderful friend and companion. Not only was he a phenomenal show-dog, he also was a talented working dog; incredibly clever and highly trainable.
Shea became the top-producing sire in Canada for well over a decade. He was also the top Golden Retriever in Canada 1985 and won 10 all-breed BIS and one speciality BIS, which was an unheard of feat for a ‘cream’ dog at the time. He also became the sire of numerous guide dogs, hunting and working dogs, and several top obedience dog.
Shea continues to live on in his many outstanding offspring… and at Kyon he is behind just about every single puppy we have bred.
He was a once-in-a-lifetime dog …. and words cannot express how much we loved him.