Cassye exhibited the finest characters of the boxer breed. Affectionate and alert. Playful and protective. Charismatic and caring. That was Cassye in a nutshell.
Cassye looks out for her family
Cassye entices her granddaughter Peanut to have a little fun
Cassye was a great momma – even to puppies that weren't her own. Last fall she "mothered" a litter of rescue puppies that Aunt Beth was fostering for Adopt a Boxer Rescue. She was a great comfort to the baby boxers in need, allowing them to nurse and keeping them clean.
Foster Mom Cassye cares for AABR pups
Cassye was known to keep more than puppies clean, too. Mom "camped out" with her and Aunt Beth for a couple of nights and Cassye was more than happy to share her bed with Mom, so long as she cleaned Mom's face with tons of boxer-dog kisses before bedtime. When Mom returned home the next day, she was still covered in boxer spit from compassionate Cassye's kisses.
Camper Queen Cassye at Centre Hall (July 2009)
Cassye was a true champion in the ring. She even kicked my butt at ten years old in Easton, MD by participating in the Veteran's Class and bringing home a ribbon.
Cassye in the Parade of Champions at ABC (May 2003)
Party Animal Cassye at 10 years young
Thanks for all the joy you brought to so many people throughout your life. You truly were a very special boxer and will never be forgotten. My little Peanut sure has a tough act to follow, but at least she was fortunate enough to have had you as a maternal mentor the first couple years of her life.