8, 2002 This young gal's registered name is Ebon Jewel of
T'Nile Blevr, better known to her friends and family as Cleo. I
met her at the GDCA National in October, 2001, where I did a photo
session with Cleo and her brother, Ashes.
They were still youngsters then, just 10 months old. Cleo was bred
by Julie Ford and Janet Whitmore. She lives in the Windy City (Chicago)
with Julie, her littermate Stoney, and her 8-year-old Auntie Whitney.
I asked Julie to tell me a little bit more about Cleo's activities
since I saw her last fall. Here's what she had to say:
is major pointed, has gone Best In Sweepstakes and Best Puppy
in Show, but more than that, Cleo is an enormous part of my
heart. She is Miss Congeniality always caging bait at
shows and looking in everyone's pocket to see what they have.
She is a Bed Hog extrordinaire, owns ALL the toys and she considers
herself Queen of all she surveys.
it doesn't fit into her immediate schedule to come when she
is called, Cleo will look at me with that steely look in her
eyes indicating that at that particular moment I am truly beneath
her consideration. Then, she'll turn around 5 minutes later
and crawl into my lap, giving me a look that says "nothing
in this world could be more important than you, Mommy."
She's a treat and a challenge to live
with and I wouldn't have it any other way! While she is a show
dog, Cleo is first and foremost my friend and my companion.
She is my consoler during those moments when missing Jagger
and Tressie overcomes me and I sit and cry she is my
you'd like to see more of Cleo and her family, please visit Ebon
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