Showsight Spring Edition, February/March 2021



At the rising of the sun and its going down, We remember you.

At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember you.

At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember you.

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember you.

At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember you.

At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember you.

When we are weary and in need of strength, We remember you.

When we are lost and sick of heart, We remember you.

When we have joys we yearn to share, We remember you.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make, We remember you.

When we have achievements that are based on yours, We remember you.

As long as we live, you too shall live, For you are a part of us, as we remember.

With all our love, Pamela and Andre Buckles and Marsha Powell

My heart was shattered yesterday morning upon the news of Julie Desy’s passing. You would be hard-pressed to find a person more beloved in the Sheltie community than Julie, and it was for good reason. An amazing handler and master dog woman, Julie contributed an infinite amount of knowledge to the breed that she shared openly with both newcomers and seasoned competitors. While this alone would be an incredible leg- acy to leave behind, it is rightly outshone by the model of integrity, sportsmanship, and joy of life that she promoted and embodied. My prayers, love, and condolences go to her family— Meredith and Hector—and to all of those who called her a friend and mentor. Julie… minutes spent with you would change my life in deep and profound ways. You always talked about being a woman of action. So, here are the actions you taught me that

3. I will work hard when necessary, but I won’t make more work for myself. 4. I will always embrace curiosity; from thoughts on cur- rent politics, trends in the show ring, and just seeing up-close the pattern on someone’s sweater. 5. I will create a safe space to have messy dialogue that invites ideas, thoughts, expressions, and views that are different than my own. 6. I will hand out genuine compliments of others’ dogs, joyfully and willingly—especially when their young- ster isn’t finding themselves in the ribbons yet because they need time to mature. 7. I will do what I love, and then actively work to con- tinue loving what I do. And most importantly… 8. I will embrace laughter, joy, and dancing at every opportunity. If we cannot have fun, then why are we doing this anyway?

I will continue to practice in your memory: 1. I will use my voice, speak up, and share my observations.

2. While loyalty to the standard is important, I will never sacrifice in my line the qualities of Shelties that make my heart flutter.

Morgan MacDonald Manion


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