Sylvie (Miss Pink from our 2004 Cora-Apollo litter) came home to PEI in November 2004.
Sylvie embodied the best qualities of her parents: a
beautiful face, good structure, luxurious coat, a sweet nature, and floating movement.
In March 2005, we took Sylvie to the vet for hip x-rays. We were thrilled, when the OFA assigned her hips a preliminary rating of
Because we were planning to breed her, Sylvie received OFA cardiac clearance from
AVC's Cardiologist Etienne Côté (DVM, DACVM).
She also received "Normal" Thyroid and TLI ratings.
In August 2005, Sylvie started showing signs of a neurological problem.
We worked closely with our vets, hoping to alleviate it. Rather than improving, her condition deteriorated.
Sylvie went to Heaven on October 15th,
An autopsy revealed a rare type of spinal cord tumor that is
occasionally seen in young Shepherd females.
Rest In Peace, sweet Sylvie!