Shetland Sheepdog
Picture of Celene, a female Shetland Sheepdog

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Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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QUEEN CELENE!!! Also, Celenie Beenie, Beenie. My real name? UACH UCD Cinder Glo Celene CD NAP NJP CGC TDInc

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

April 15th 1998

I loved food. I LOVED food. Mom called me "Celene the Mooch".

I was very calm, nothing really bothered me, not even fireworks.

Favorite Toy:
I never learned to play with toys.

Favorite Food:
I loved cheese and started the trend at Mom's of eating tomatoes off the vines!

Favorite Walk:
It was in the neighborhood on the sidewalks.

Best Tricks:
Shaking hands, and perfect agility performances.

Arrival Story:
Mom was looking for a puppy in November 2001, four months after she lost her 13 year old Sheltie, Saebra. She found Cinder Glo Shelties in Stilwell, OK and traveled there totally expecting to buy a young puppy. When she got there, the lady had this beautiful (REALLY gorgeous) 3 1/2 year old adult female that needed a home (that would be me). Some people had verbally agreed to adopt me earlier in the week, then they fell off the face of the earth, so I became available again. Mom debated long and hard about what to do, spending a couple of hours at the breeder's playing with pups and getting to know me. Finally, Mom decided on me, because she figured that it might be harder for me to find a home than a pup, and Mom thought was such a sweet dog, not to mention, did I tell you I was beautiful?? Mom brought me home, and to Mom, I seemed to be the perfect dog. But later on, Mom would figure out that I was feeling quite lonely. I had been a kennel dog my entire life, and I missed my sister and my friends. What eventually happened is that Mom ended up borrowing a dog to help me make the transition. Mom said that she did not want two dogs permanently--but you can read more about what happened next on Cheri's webpage.

I was named after the singer Celine Dion, with a little different spelling of the name. The breeder named me, because she thought Celine Dion was the most beautiful singer, and that I was just the most beautiful puppy (((*correct*))). I was shown in conformation a little during my early life. I started obedience training and that was followed by agility training. I was a very fast learner, and quickly got a bunch of titles in both obedience and agility. I loved to jump most of all--even once jumping onto Mom's dining table. I learned to not do that!! I even made the UKC 2004 Agility All Stars list, and was invited to the Premier in Kalamazoo in 2005. The Premier is UKC's version of the "nationals". Mom was so proud of me. I wasn't what you would call a high-drive dog. Looking pretty while doing agility was more important to me. However, I could make course time and I rarely made a mistake. Mom says that I was very prissy, and, of course, I knew I was beautiful. One of Mom's friends once said that I could probably run an agility course with a book on my head. Check out my posture in my agility pictures!! Sadly, we didn't make it to the Premier. Just 2 months before we were to travel to the Premier, I suddenly got sick. It turned out that I had a severe advanced case of liver cancer, so Mom had to let me go. She cried and cried. It was one of the hardest things Mom says that she ever had to do--I was just barely 7 years old. There had been no indication to Mom that I was sick. I had even been speeding up at agility and had just earned great applause from my classmates for bailing a dogwalk on my last night of agility class. Mom said that she learned from the experience of losing me like she did just to treasure your pets, treasure each agility run, and be patient and loving with them. You never know when it will be your last run. I am so glad that Mom had Cheri to help comfort her. Cheri licked a lot of tears in the hotel room that night. Despite everything that happened, Mom says that she is grateful that she had me in her life, even for a short time. Mom tells people all the time how wonderful I was. I know that I will never be forgotten.

Forums Motto:
Gone Too Soon 1998-2005

The Last Forum I Posted In:
I have not yet found a name

Mom says that she could go on and on about me. I was loved. I was Cheri's littermate, though the two of us looked and acted totally different. I was a friend. I was also mischievous, having destroyed countless pairs of Mom's socks. I eventually taught Mom to not leave her socks on the floor. I was very regal, and had perfect posture all the time. Mom's niece even bought me my own crown!! I was also a therapy dog with Asbury PAWS, and the nursing home residents loved me. Mom's family loved me. Many people loved me and were shocked and saddened when Mom lost me. I was the first dog Mom ever trained to the level of actually entering trials, and Mom says I did a lot to build her confidence. I know that Mom felt lost at agility trials after I was gone, even though Cheri was doing very well. I know that I am still sadly missed. Mom has planted a rosebush in my memory in the back yard. It is the called the Change of Heart rose. Mom says that she changed her way of thinking about so many things, all because of me. You know, God and I did send Kenzie to Mom. You will have to read about that in Kenzie's bio. Mom says that what all has happened in her life surrounding all three of her "girls" is nothing short of amazing.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 8th 2007 More than 9 years!

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From the Rainbow Bridge

So Proud and Missing You....

June 19th 2008 5:29 pm
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I am so proud of little Kenzie for doing so well at the UKC Premier. But I am also wishing I could have been there, though I know that I was there in spirit. My picture was seen by a lot of people, as they still had magazines with my face on the cover at the UKC booth. I am honored that the magazine was still displayed there two years later, and three years after my death.

My littermate Cheri, who I loved dearly, did Mom proud, running like the wind and capturing a few choice awards herself. I am just beaming!! I am so grateful that she is healthy and didn't get sick at a young age like I did.

I just wish I could have been there. I miss mom and Cheri so much, and I am happy that the Kenzie I sent has turned out to be a "dream dog" for Mom.

All this makes me so happy, but I miss my family.....



Sending prayers

January 11th 2008 9:31 am
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Poor Cheri. I think she is worrying too quickly about Kenzie. Kenzie is young and healthy - she probably just ate something that upset her stomach, and that her runs and the vomiting just dehydrated her . I hope that Mom and Cheri can settle down a bit. I will send up some prayers for Kenzie, Cheri, and Mom. But, even though I can understand why they would be afraid, they have to know that Kenzie's situation is much different than what mine was.
Mom and Cheri, and Kenzie - I love you all. You will soon be all together again and having fun. I promise.



sharing bones

December 27th 2007 8:22 pm
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In the spirit of Christmas, and because I am no longer able to give gifts to my earthly family, I am giving away bones. Today I was flying around at the bridge and I ran into the following Rainbow Bridge dogs, who I shared some bones with:

Pumpernickel, Millie, Moose, Inez, Ebony, Nick, Trixie, Belle, Theo, Harley, Suzy Q, Minnie, Noah, Brady, Trevor, Pumpkin, Woody, Gracie, Star, Meggie, Vic, Mo, Huey, Fancy, Blossom, Timmy, Ciera, oolie, Oreo, Yoda, Georgie, Gala, Cinnamon, Xenia, Winston, Einstein, Rosette, Tara, Taffy, Peanut, Wind, Image, Lennon, Layla, Ulysses, Irving, Opie, Petal, Lotus, Kiki, Jiggs, Henry, Freda, Spann, Alicia, Zippy, Shontell, Beau, Bones, Queenie, Prissy, Olivia, Alex, Lacy, Hula, Bud, Gus, Bunny, Bambi, Gypsy, Leonardo, Kaffie, Frito, Bandit, Tootsie, and Heidi.

More to share next time---happy holidays!!!


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