CH HIGHLEDGE IRISH CREAM, ROMC  “BAILEY”  October 27, 2004 ~ September 3, 2012 CH WILLOW COVE’S IT’S JUST A RUMOR ROMC  x  HIGHLEDGE TALKIN’ TRADITION Bailey at 3 years Bailey at 3 years Ok, so far so good! Can't remember what you did Buddy, but it made me laugh anyway...  sigh
Bailey was out of one of our sweetest bitches, HIGHLEDGE TALKIN’ TRADITION,  and sired by the very handsome CH WILLOW COVE’S IT’S JUST A RUMOR ROMC  Bailey began his show career at 17 months old.   He finished quickly in a handful of shows; presented to half his points by Shirley Perry and the other half by myself, under both a Breeder Judge and an International Judge.   Bailey had an amazing temperament, the most beautiful face with a gorgeous eyes and expression.  He had a round, smooth, smushy muzzle, a well angulated rear and good movement.  He was a moderate dog of 15 inches. Bailey was a prepotent sire, consistently producing his  beautiful eyes , soft sweet expression and outgoing temperament.  His get are always very recognizable in the ring. SEE HIS PEDIGREE HERE On September 3, 2012 Bailey passed away from Pancreatitis.  He had been battling the disease on and off for just under 3 months.  At the time of his death he was was the sire of 20 Champions, with a number of others pointed.   (SEE THEM HERE) Not a day goes by that I don't think of him. I can’t believe he is gone. Bailey is pictured below at one of his first shows.  He was such a “ham” in the show ring, and although he finished his Championship quickly,  he never really took his job as  “SHOW DOG”  very seriously.  We miss him so much. 
"CH. HIGHLEDGE IRISH CREAM,  ROMC"    October 27, 2004 - September 3, 2012 Being a show dog makes me tired.... But look how beautiful you were. Ok Bails,  you are facing the wrong way... oh you are trying to embarrass me? Bailey is picture at  19 months old.  He took his time to mature but we feel he was worth the wait. Bailey is pictured completing his Championship with a 5 point Best Of Winners in  July of 2006.  It was SO HOT that day! This is one of my favorite photos of Bailey.  He LOVED his PIGGY, and when he was sick, he especially liked to have it. Bailey rarely stood still when out in the yard....but when something caught his attention, I was lucky enough to get a shot! ........Our sweet "little brown dog"     Bailey's photo is untouched,  and he is "au natural". “ Once in a Lifetime”  He was our                                                     dog.