jennifer roberson's books, art & animals
G A L L E R Y 3
(CH. Trudytales About Last Night X Ch. Cheysuli's Liquid Silver)
CH. Cheysuli 's High Hopes
Cassidy was intended to be my new special as his mother, Ribbon, retired from the ring, which is how he earned his registered name. He won Best In Sweeps at the Southern California Specialty and the very next weekend finished his championship. At 15 months we went off to the National where he won Runner-Up Best Blue Dog in the Megan, a champions-only showcase, the competition his mother won in 2004. Cassidy had a lot of maturing to do, but he was on his way.
But Cassidy was gone by the age of two, lost to an intestinal blockage. Such a young, promising boy and gone much too soon.
CH. Cheysuli 's Pocket Full of Sunshine
Cassie was born to Ribbon's daughter, Caitlin, who was Cassidy's litter-sister--the boy Cassie was named after as a tribute to him. Bred by Jim and Debbie Berry, who had acquired Caitlin from me, Cassie was a wonderful addition to my household. She was a delight from the get-go, and remains that way today.
At the 2013 National, Cassie was Runner-Up in the Megan, and Best Brood Bitch. I had retired her from the show ring after two outstanding litters, but I brought her back out to get her Grand Championship, and she has proven retirement is not for her! She racked up Select Bitch at the 2019 Southern California specialty (the only show I entered her in that weekend), then in back-to-back shows in Tucson she walked away with a regular Group 3, two Group 1s in the Owner-Handled Herding Group, and went on to Reserve Best In Show. All at the age of 9! She absolutely lit up the ring! So we are finishing her Grand now (one more win) and will stay in the ring a little longer.
As a brood bitch, Cassie also excelled by producing some lovely and successful puppies. Photos of them to follow.