Shamsi was Ingunn's first saluki.
She was a present from Gro B. and Per Henriksen when Ingunn was 11
years old, since Ingunn had taken care of their two salukis, African
Paradise and El-Shebaras Dathina for six months. She was a very
independent girl and ran off as soon as she was able to. She loved
food and stole what she could, even though she liked it or not.
Shamsi was shown, but never
achieved her championship. 1984 was the first time Ingunn visited
Skokloster and she has been there almost every year ever since. In 1995
Shamsi was among the ten best bitches at Skokloster, under Don
With Shamsi, Ingunn learned to
love salukis and she was a start of a long journey in the
Shamsi crossed the rainbow
bridge in 1996, at the age of 12,5.