“Maddison” was out of our Group Winning  sable bitch "CH. HIGHLEDGE IDLE  GOSSIP"  her sire was "Am/Can. Ch. Jade Mist Memorandum" ROM ROMC.  She  had a gorgeous eye and expression, a beautiful outline, charisma and a "LOOK AT ME ATTITUDE" so reminiscent of her dam.   For Maddison’s first breeding she was bred to "HEADMASTER"; we kept a beautiful sable bitch.   Her name is  BPIS HIGHLEDGE LOOK WHO'S TALKIN’  (she was our FIRST BEST PUPPY IN SHOW WINNER).   She was then bred to "AM/CAN/CH. CLASSY TRESTA BRONSON ROMC" this time; another beautiful sable bitch.  Her name is HIGHLEDGE TALKIN' TRADITION (She is the dam of IRISH CREAM). In the summer of 2004, Maddison was bred for a final time.  Although she only whelped ONE puppy, she was a beauty.  Her name is MULTIPLE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW  CH HIGHLEDGE TALKIN' OUT LOUD.  Maddison was not shown again after she finished until she was a VETERAN; then she and Shirley Perry teamed up and Shirley guided Maddison to many All Breed and Speciality Best in Sweeps, and  wonderful Best in Speciality win.  They were amazing to watch in the ring. There were only a few times that I showed Maddison after she finished, however we are pictured (right) at the CSSA Speciality (in the Sweeps Ring) in June of 2009. (Shirley was unable to show to this Judge on this day) We went on to win BEST VETERAN IN SWEEPS. Maddison is pictured (left) at nine years old on the table at the Canadian Collie & Shetland Sheepdog Association Specialty where she went on to win BEST OF BREED. (picture below the table  photo)  Her beautiful grand- daughter BPISS BPIS CH. HIGHLEDGE WILD IRISH ROSE, was Best Puppy in Speciality.  Maddison maintained her quality throughout her life.  She was truly one of the GREAT ONES!  Maddison made her last ring appearance at the CSSA National in May of 2012 at the tender age of 13 (pictured below).  It was just 6 1/2  weeks before her passing.  We knew at the time, that she was very ill but we wanted to give her one last time in the ring if she was up to the task.  We entered her and agreed we would see how she was the day of the show. You can see by the look on her face,  she LOVED every minute. When I published the above photo, I had a number of people ask, why did everyone looked so sad, and Maddison looked so happy, my answer was “We were so sad because we knew it was her last “go round”  and she was so happy because she got to do it ONE MORE TIME”  Thank you Maddison for a lifetime of memories, the contributions that you made to our breeding program and to our lives are IMMEASURABLE Maddison is pictured in May 2008 winning Best of Breed from the Veteran Class. Thanks to Shirley Perry for her expert handling of our sweet ol' girl May 6th, 1999 ~ June 25th, 2012  Maddison is pictured at the National, just after judging. Even at that age, she took our breath away. Maddison is pictured at 10 years old In the Veterans Class at the Canadian Shetland Sheepdog Association National Specialty. Maddison is pictured in May 2008 (on the table) at the Canadian Collie & Shetland Sheepdog Association Specialty. We're on the move, at nines years old, she could still move better than I. One of the very few times I showed Maddison as Shirley was unable to show to this Judge. They made a wonderful team! There are not many photos in which Shirley is smiling; this photo shows how much she LOVED showing this Special little bitch! CLICK ON ANY PHOTO ON THIS PAGE TO ENLARGE Maddison is pictured winning Best Veteran in Sweeps  at the CSSA Regional Specialty.  Judge Norm LeNeve. Maddison was nine years old. The last photo we took of Maddison on the day she passed away.  We were so lucky to have her in our lives.