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n. (eye dialect of ship English)


Shep may refer to:

  • Shep (American dog), a dog that lived in the Great Northern train station in Fort Benton, Montana, in the late 1930s
  • Shep (British dog), a famous Blue Peter dog, a border collie, remembered by British TV viewers as inseparable from John Noakes
  • Shep (Thanhouser Collie), a dog which became known for appearances in Thanhouser films of the silent period
  • Shep Fields, American band leader
  • Shep Goodman, American music producer and songwriter
  • Shep Mayer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Shep Messing, American soccer goalkeeper and current broadcaster
  • Shep Meyers, American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor
  • Shep Pettibone, American music producer, remixer, songwriter and club DJ
  • Shep Shepherd, American jazz musician
  • Shep, George of the Jungle's elephant companion
  • David Shepherd (umpire), English cricket umpire
  • James Sheppard, lead singer of the Heartbeats and later Shep and the Limelites
  • Jean Shepherd (born 1921) American raconteur, radio and TV personality, writer and actor
  • Shep, a fictional character from the animated movie Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
Shep (British dog)

Shep (1 May 1971 – 17 January 1987) was a famous Blue Peter dog, a Border Collie. Shep was bought by the BBC to replace Patch, one of Petra's puppies, born in 1965. He became the main Blue Peter dog when Petra died in 1977.

Shep is remembered by British TV viewers as inseparable from Blue Peter presenter John Noakes. Shep was excitable, and Noakes would often have to restrain him. Noakes' common refrain, "Get Down Shep!", became a catchphrase, and The Barron Knights released a song with that title. Shep left Blue Peter when Noakes departed in June 1978.

Shep also appeared with Noakes in six series of Go With Noakes, from 1976 to 1980. Contrary to popular legend, while Shep belonged to the BBC, Noakes was not required to return Shep to the BBC when he left. Although Noakes retained Shep, he was forbidden to use him for advertising purposes, even though the payments he received for Shep's upkeep whilst on the programme ceased. Noakes used a similar looking dog named 'Skip' in a series of TV ads for dog food in 1978, which infuriated the BBC's Blue Peter production team. Shep died in 1987. Noakes has often become emotional when asked about Shep. He openly wept on an edition of The Weakest Link when hostess Anne Robinson asked him about the dog.

Shep was bred by Audrey Wickham (née Hart), breeder of a number of notable pedigree Border Collies in the Sadghyl line.

Shep (American dog)

Shep was the name given to a herding dog that appeared at the Great Northern Railway station one day in 1936 in Fort Benton, Montana. The dog first appeared at the station when a casket was being loaded on a train heading to the eastern USA. When the train left, the dog kept coming back to the station for every incoming train after that.

It took station employees some time to realize that the body in the casket was probably Shep's master, and Shep was showing up for each incoming train to see if his master would be getting off. The station employees took care of Shep and he lived in and around the station, becoming well known to everyone who passed through.

A few years into his time at the station, Shep and his story was featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!.

Shep kept this daily vigil for almost six years until he was run over by a train on January 12, 1942. It is believed that his front paws were on one of the rails and he simply did not hear the train until it was too late, and he slipped off the rail. The train's engineer could not stop the train in time.

A few days later, Shep's funeral was attended by nearly everyone in Fort Benton. " Eulogy on the Dog", though written for another dog, was read at the funeral. His grave was placed on a hillside overlooking the town, where it remains to this day.

Shep's story is retold as historical fiction in Shep Forever Faithful by Stewart H Beveridge and Lee Nelson. The folk song "Ol Shep", sung by Ramblin' Jack Elliott, is related but tells a different story.

A bronze sculpture by Bob Scriver of Shep, with his front paws on a rail, was unveiled in Fort Benton in 1994.

Shep (Thanhouser Collie)

Shep (or The Thanhouser Dog or Shep the Dog; died November 1914) was a male collie dog who starred in a number of silent films made by the Thanhouser Company.

Usage examples of "shep".

Si was counting out the money when he said he bet she was a kicker father said she is kind as a kitten and dont bite or kick dont she Harry and i said she cant kick becaus she always holds up one leg in the stall, and old Si said whats that and i told him how she coodent kick becaus she held up one leg, and then Gimmy and Shep and Charlie Fifield and old Mister Page all laffed and hollered and stamped round and slaped their legs and said that is a good one, and old Si stoped counting his money and swore aufully and father looked auful mad for a minit and then he said she is wirth every cent of 50 dolars and asked Si what he wood give and Si said 15 dolars and they talked and talked and after a while he give father 25 dolars.

You see, sir, we have been told that you were seen walking from the woodland where we found Shep to the spinney where we discovered what we believe to be traces of a struggle involving Alison.

It had been thirteen years since the Lazaruses had lost their only son, yet tonight their hearts were filled with simcha joy as they shep nachas or took pride -over their grandsons and nine-year-old Hannah.

Jilly had already reached the living room by the time Dylan and Shep got out of the kitchen.

One straw too many, and Shep might break out of his stoic silence into a hyperverbal mode, which could last for hours, ensuring that none of them got any sleep.

Shep continued, his eyes jiggling behind his lids as though he were fast asleep and dreaming.

From this hill, unaware that their lives were soon to change, Dylan and Shep had watched the spectacular December sunset that their dad had viewed through a haze of Nembutal and carbon-monoxide poisoning as he had settled into an everlasting sleep.

They ate as they listened, and then she went through the suitcase with him, listing the contents, and the exact order in which they were arranged, and he stood beside her and memorised each item, touching his hand briefly to it, and then the case was closed and at the snap of the lock, the dog, Gem, or Shep, or Ben, a series of identical sheepdogs, who replaced one another over forty years, would jump up and go to the front door, to wait, expectant, eager.

Shep was uncertain here and did not trot ahead, and once the uncle confused the way, so that they found themselves on wasteground near the coal tips.

Shep, my oldest brother, went East when he finished Central High and the last I heard of him he was in the rackets in Washington, D.

Shep wasn't currently able to cope in public, however, and when in this condition, he refused to eat anything but comfort food with a high fat content.

David Cronenberg film,' Shep said, which Dylan took to be a confirmation that teleportation and therefore the catastrophic commingling of atomic particles was not an issue.

Facing Shep, Dylan was also facing the magical portal behind Shep when the image of Jilly in the motel bathroom abruptly folded as though it were a work of origami in progress, like one of those tablet-paper cootie catchers that kids made in school for the purpose of teasing other kids: folded forward, folded around them, folded them up inside it, and folded away from California.

He knew there would have been no shame in finding a first-rate facility for Shep, and knew also that his commitment to his brother came at a cost to his own happiness that psychologists would declare indicative of an emotional disorder.

I further thought that I clearly portrayed in my male leads, Old Pep, Old Shep, and Hellfire Henry, three different kinds of utter failures as men, but I have been assured—by the equivalents of Germaine Greers and Catherine Mac­Kinnons in my own circle—that these characters are to most women the most typically typical of men.