Thursday, March 21, 2013


Well, I'm glad that's over!
Lily Springer Shelor, age 15 and 10 months, of Meadows of Dan died Thursday, March 21, 2013 after a short illness. She was born in May of 1997, birthplace unknown, and found abandoned on  the Bent Road in Meadows of Dan as a puppy of six weeks old. She became the loyal companion of Leslie Shelor and was later the faithful friend of Ron Lawrence. She was preceded in death by good friend Ron, one brother, Jacques and arch-enemy, Sassy. She is survived by companion Leslie, sister Emma and brother Barnabas, all of the home, grandfather Bobby and grandparents LaNita and Wendell, buddy Tony, and several good friends and caregivers in the community of Meadows of Dan. She was particular about her friends, but grew to especially love friends Sue, Linda, and Beth. She was also fond of Peter and Kathleen and was learning to like Stella.
Lily was a life-long member of the Springer Spaniel Bounce Club and a member in good standing of the Watchdog Protection Society, retiring only after her position was taken over by Emma. She was known as "the prettiest puppy ever" and enjoyed chasing a tennis ball, playing tug the towel and long walks with her friends. Her favorite foods were homemade doggy treats and anything that fell on the floor.
A private burial will be held on the family farm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Patrick County Animal Shelter or to the Friends of Wythe K9s. More photos can be found at


Tonia said...

You will be missed sweet Lily. <3

Unknown said...

Sorry for your loss, Leslie. It' s never easy to lose a furry member of the family. :(

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Leslie, I am so sorry; Lily was a sweet girl.

Nicola said...

Sorry about your loss - sending good wishes.
Lovely post and beautiful photo.

June said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. All dogs go to Heaven they say. I'm hoping cats do too! Hope to see you sometime has been too long.