Cheri


Shetland Sheepdog
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Home:Tulsa, OK  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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The family of Randi, Margo, Sadie- Luv You Forever, Casey and Carly
 

Nicknames:
Cheri the Bee, Beeka, Wee, Cheri-Ba-Doo, Cheriba, Doos, Swee. My real name? U-GRACH3 UCD Cinder Glo Cheri CD AX OAJ NJP NF CGC NAC NJC TDInc TIAD TG2

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
April 15th 1998

Likes:
I LOVE to be loved. Repeat - I LOVE to be loved!!! And I am the MOST jealous thing!!

Pet-Peeves:
Kenzie Kenzie Kenzie and all that energy. I do not like to be "outbarked" - barking at the doorbell is MY job and I get very fussy with any other dogs that try to outbark me!!! I am the keeper of the castle!!!

Favorite Toy:
a shaggy stuffed hedgehog

Favorite Food:
popcorn, tomatoes (yes I do eat green ones off the vine), cheese and hot dogs

Favorite Walk:
in the neighborhood on the sidewalks--and hey!! At age 10, I still compete in agility and can do a mean dogwalk!!

Best Tricks:
shaking hands and giving kisses

Arrival Story:
I started out as a borrowed dog, to help my littermate, Celene, who Mom had adopted just 4 months earlier, adjust to her new home. Mom said that she could tell that something was missing from Celene's life--her love and attention did not seem to be enough for Celene. Celene was a good dog, but Mom could tell that she was also a lonely dog. What Mom did not know is that she had a littermate at the breeder's (that would be me!!) who had been her constant companion for 4 years. When Mom asked the breeder if she could borrow a dog for a while--any dog, she had no idea what she would get. The breeder knew that I missed Celene too, so she decided to choose me as the dog Mom would be able to borrow. At the time I looked very scrawny, and I had a poor coat (not anymore!!) because I had just weaned a litter of (7!) pups. I know that I was not a pretty sight at all, but once getting to Mom's house, I wanted to stay, so I set about trying to get her to love me so much that she would want to keep me! Mom never intended to have 2 dogs, but I crept into her heart when she wasn't looking and soon Mom decided that I needed to join the family. THAT was a happy day for me. I confess that I did have an agenda, and I finally won Mom over. A year and a half later, I was able to join Mom's family for good--after I had one last litter. I was able to stay with Mom all that time, until almost time for the pups to come, then I went back to the breeder for a few weeks. Mom missed me so much that she came to visit me and the pups a few times, even though we were 2 hours away. Once I came back to Mom's permanently, I started obedience and agility classes and I did very well, qualifying for and attending the UKC Agility Premier for the year 2005. Sadly, in April of 2005, we unexpectedly lost Celene less than a week after she and I turned 7 years old. Losing Celene was very painful for Mom (and me), but Mom was so grateful to have me and not be faced with an empty house. I somehow knew all along that Mom someday would need me the most.

Bio:
I love my family!! I am a very vigilant watchdog with a bark that can wake the dead! Mom says that I have been almost a perfect dog since coming here - she says that I am the only dog she has ever had that did not make a mess in the house--ever, or chew on anything. I am totally trustworthy!!!! In 2006, we made the All-Stars list and were invited to travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan to the UKC Premier to participate in their agility trials there. THAT was a long trip in the seatbelt!!! I did well, and Mom was proud of me. We are working our way back from losing some of our confidence and focus in agility trials as a result of the loss of Celene, but things are getting better. The addition of Kenzie to our family really has helped me, even though at first I would would have been very happy for Mom to throw Kenzie off the balcony!! LOL Seriously, Kenzie is a good dog and we are best friends now. I am a therapy dog with Asbury PAWS, and I make regular visits to nursing homes. I have also performed agility and obedience several times as part of a Christian program we put on at church and elementary schools. Mom says I am wonderful and I know that I am very much loved. Kenzie adores me, and I have learned to appreciate Kenzie, and will even play with her sometimes. Kenzie is very high-energy, but I am very good at totally ignoring her. As a sidenote, recently one of the pups from my last litter came back to the breeder at the age of 4. Mom brought her here to Tulsa, and was able to find her a great home just over on the next block with friends. I am so happy, and a bonus is that we will take care of Miss Peg (Cinder Glo Peggy Sue) when her owners travel. Peggy is a tricolor like me, and is pictured here with me. She is tiny and very very cute. Kenzie loves to play with Peggy, and Peggy also enjoys Kenzie. Having Peggy visit keeps Kenzie out of my hair, at least for a while!!

Forums Motto:
A borrowed dog that stole Mom's heart

The Last Forum I Posted In:
starting my 2 dogs in agility

Dear One:
My name means "Dear One" and it could not suit any dog better than it does me. I came to Mom's with that name from the breeder, and she says it is very appropriate for me. I am a major sweetheart. I love to snuggle up next to Mom at night - we go to sleep each night with our backs pressed up against each other. I also like to sleep on my back, which Mom thinks is pretty funny. In agility, my favorite thing is the chute - Mom calls me her chute-ing star!! I usually am reserved with new people, but I am so jealous that if Kenzie starts getting more attention than I, I will interfere. Mom says I am about as subtle as a freight train!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 8th 2007 More than 7 years!

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Dogster Id:
622661


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a broken little dog

February 15th 2010 4:37 pm
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Hi:

I am so very sad. I cannot walk. I have hurt myself and dislocated both my hips. Both are back in place and the worst one is in a sling that will be on at least another week. I wish I could run and play--I wish I could just walk! I wish I wasn't making Mom work so hard cleaning my bed up.

I am supposed to recover--I am not expected to have surgery. But this is so hard.

My agility career is over, Mom says - and all this because I slid off the bed and landed wrong. :-(

I am trying to keep my chin up, but it is hard.

Cheri

 

A CRV, A SUV, for Me, Cheri!!

June 19th 2008 5:39 pm
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We just got a New SUV,
Mom calls it a CR-V!
It was designed just for me,
A CRV-SUV for ME, Cheri!

We Took A Trip in The SUV
To Kalamazoo to Do Agility
It Has More Room Than the 300Z
And A Special Place For Me, Cheri!

I Spent The Whole Trip Catching ZZZ's
In The SUV--Yay Yay Yay Whee!!!!
We Made The Trip With A Lot Of Ease,
In The CRV-SUV Just For Me!!

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I am so glad to be home, but I am so happy that I had such a comfy sleeping place for our trip - the trip didn't seem long to me at all---I do not know what Mom and Kenzie are talking about!!!

--Cheri

 

wondering...

May 30th 2008 5:04 pm
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I know that I am loved, but I sometimes wonder if Mom is disappointed in me. I just do not do my weaves at agility trials, even though they are perfect most of the rest of the time. Mom seems unhappy, though she does not try to show it. I know that she loves me. I just wish I felt more comfortable at trials. Maybe someday I will, but I am 10 and I am afraid that I will continue to fail, and then I will run out of time to compete. I do not want to fail. I am a little sad. At least Kenzie did well, so that helps Mom feel better. Mom does not understand what happens to me. I don't want her to give up on me.

I am a good dog - I am a good agility dog, and I just wish I could do better when it counts.

Cheri :-(

 
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