Samoylund's Shenzi Of Ooju
(Ch. Whitespirit's Jude X Shebaska's Shamoo Of Awki)
|June 22, 1994 - June 10, 2004|
Shenzi was our 1st introduction to this majestic breed. His soulful eyes, expressive smile and "in your face" attitude sold us on the breed from day one. He could easily be the "poster boy" for possessing ALL of the instinctual qualities indigenous to the breed; highly intelligent, independent and head strong. In the beginning, this presented a HUGE challenge for us as we were not entirely knowledgeable about the Samoyeds heritage and close relationship with their human family.
Humans depended upon the breed for their survival and were therefore valued members of the family. Samoyeds worked independently to find, guard and herd reindeer back to the human environment. They were also used as tough, dependable, sled and draught dogs. They passed their great instinct of reasoning, independence and responsibility onto their offspring which is still strong in the minds of Samoyeds today. With a close companionship, understanding and respect for the breed, they can be one of the most extraordinary to own.
Shenzi was an INCREDIBLE dog with a TRUE Samoyed spirit, superior intellect and the heart of a champion. Everything we have gained, learnt, aspire too, work for and enjoy has been because of him ..... his loyalty was unwavering, energy boundless, love unconditional, he taught us so much about the breed in his short time with us.......... he is now able to RUN with the angels!
"WE LEARN ALOT FROM OUR DOGS
We Find that nothing comforts like a warm cuddle...
We discover how to enjoy life like children again ...
We realize that understanding comes from hearts, not from words,
and we know that warmth and happiness will always be waiting for us when we get home ...
WE LEARN ALOT FROM OUR DOGS
WE LEARN WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE LOVED"