|LEONBERGERS: Golden Oldies
|Celebrating Cherrywood's Current Golden Oldies
|We move a little
but we get there!
Cherrywood's Pretty Woman aka Paislee July 21, 2006
|A salute to our senior citizen Leonbergers. We
cherish those wonderful grey muzzles who have
made it to the awesome age of 10 and older.
Happy 12th Birthday to the "P" litter!!!
DOB July 21, 2006
Cherrywood's Quintessential aka "Quinn" July 22, 2007
Cherrywood's "Q" litter
Happy 11th Birthday to the "Q" litter
DOB July 22nd, 2007
I have been thinking about his eleven years with us and he’s
been an amazing dog. As a baby, he went through extensive
training and socialization in every sort of circumstance we
could find or think up. He learned to walk on every weird
surface we could fine. He learned to be around chaos and
noise and heavy equipment. All of this so he could be the
best therapy dog possible – ready to handle anything that
came his way. And he learned how to be a show dog. When
Ann Rogers entrusted this special puppy to us, she knew he
would be doing therapy work and she felt he was particularly
well suited to this. But she also told us he was a beautiful
dog with a lot to offer the breed and she’d like to see him
shown - and so we went out and learned about showing. The
last thing Ann told us as she sent us off to the wilds of the
show world was that if Quinn’s tail wasn’t wagging in the
ring, we should not show him. And we followed her advice
and made sure our boy always had fun in the show ring.
Quinn brought home an AKC Championship and a Grand
Championship, a UKC Championship (where he was in the
top ten leos the year he showed) and an IABCA Championship
(which he and Jim got one weekend and had a blast doing
it). He has beautiful puppies from Belize to Canada and from
the west coast to the east coast. His children and
grandchildren are following in his footsteps with therapy
work and with kudos in the show ring. This dog has done
everything we’ve ever asked of him – and he’s done with a
smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye and love in his
Grey Muzzle Award!!!
Cherrywood's "O" litter
Happy 12th Birthday to the "O" litter
DOB July 5th, 2006
Grey Muzzle Award!!!
AKC GCH, UKC CH, IABCA CH Cherrywood's Quintisential THA, TDA, CGC
Cherrywood's Of the Earth aka Terra July 5th 2006
Cherrywood's Pretty Woman aka Paislee is proud to
be a member of the Grey Muzzle Club.
Paislee has been a joy in our lives. She came to us
full of energy. I could hardly fit her and keep her in
the sherpa bag for her flight to her new home with
us in Florida. We would take her for runs along side
of our golf cart. She loved it. As she has aged, she
has slowed down. One time, one of our
grandchilren's hampsters got loose and ran right in
front of her nose. She decided it wasn't worth the
effort to chase him. She made friends with our UPS
driver. She would bark and bark as soon as his truck
stopped in the street. She knew he was her buddy,
and he would always bring her milk bones. She has
scared different people who have come to surface
our AC's, etc. with her barking as they approach the
door. But, as soon as they walk in, she is their best
friend. Everyone loves our "special girl".
One of her funny habits has been to eat the leaves
from our hibiscus tree when she has an upset
tummy. The neighbor's trees were fair game too.
She is always right in the middle of all our family
gatherings. She has been so great with our
grandchildren. Emily was born in January 2006 and
Paislee in July. They have grown up together and
enjoyed 12 birthdays together. Our grandson was
born two years later, but he shares that same special
bond with Paislee. My sister had a minature
schnauzer that recently passed. She and Paislee
didn't get to see each every day but were best buds.
They always were back on the same page every time
they were together. When they were younger, Izzie
would grab on to Paislee's fur and Paislee would run
wild in the back yard. Izzie would hold on and enjoy
her ride. That still brings smiles to our faces thinking
about what a good and full life that Paislee enjoyed.
Even though Paislee suffers from two torn rotar
cuffs, she still enjoys life. We even took her to a
people's hospital in Miami for her MRI to dianose her
injury. She was too big to fit into any machines that
the specialist had in their offices. But, we were
able to find out the problem and get medications to
help her move forward. It is amazing what modern
medicine can do for our pets.
As you can tell, Paislee has left a big foot print in our
hearts and continues to bring us happiness and joy.
We count each day with her as a gift. She is a very
special and loving girl and our Pretty Woman.
Terra is 12. TERRA is 12!!!
I remember the day we picked Terra up. She was a gentle Baby Berger
bundle. From day one, she seemed to be the peacemaker in our group
of 3 Leonbergers. She was always checking on her older sisters, Sophie
and Orbit. If there were any disagreements, and there were several,
Terra was the one who loved on each of the sisters separately to help
them feel better.
Terra was a lovely sweet puppy and grew into an amazingly sweet
adult. She loves children and her people. Even today she will climb
the steps into my studio, if I am up there, just to be where I am. She’ll
do this even though she is afraid to come back down the step (I believe
her eyesight is failing some). She also still runs down the driveway to
greet you. Just last week Terra killed a small raccoon; we believe she
had some help but still, she is 12 years old and killed a raccoon!! She is
much slower these days, but she is still out there being her loving sweet
self. She is finally enjoying our new Puppy, Vega and has taken to
mentoring her somewhat. And she does seem to enjoy her role of
being the boss of the puppy. She is simply amazing and still going