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RockyMtnCav
30th July 2006, 02:01 AM
Hi everyone! I'm new to the Cavalier world, after having my heart captured by a very special little girl. We have Gracie who's four months old and she is the sweetest and most wonderful companion. I also have a golden, who's also the love of my life, and they have become the best of friends. They're so alike in temperament, although Gracie is somewhat feistier.

Anyway, I'm glad I found you all and I've learned so much already from all your posts. Cavaliers are truly special and I consider myself a very lucky lady to have been chosen by one.

I LOVE looking at all the photos, too!

Kathy

Here's my girl, Gracie

http://static.flickr.com/71/201300550_2ee7eef4d4.jpg

Charleen
30th July 2006, 02:18 AM
Welcome Kathy and glad to see those pretty pictures of Gracie.

Jen
30th July 2006, 03:13 AM
Welcome! Gracie is adorable, love the name, too--my niece is named Gracie. :)
I had Goldens when I was younger, and I've always said Cavs have very similar personalities and temperments as Goldens...but in a much smaller package! :D

RockyMtnCav
30th July 2006, 03:49 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome, Charleen & Jen.

I've found it to be really true about the temperatments of goldens and cav's being similar. Our golden (Sophie) has really adopted her and treats her like her own puppy. They're very cute to watch. I've never seen two dogs fall so in love with each other. Since I love photos, here are a few more.

http://static.flickr.com/69/201428543_7dcf3b7417.jpg
Gracie as a young pup.


http://static.flickr.com/62/201300560_425af4a399_m.jpg
Gracie's first day home.

http://static.flickr.com/77/201428536_79731d8baf.jpg
Playing tug

http://static.flickr.com/74/201428545_21387b490b_m.jpg
And just hanging out.

Cathy Moon
30th July 2006, 03:56 AM
icon_welcome What wonderful photos of Sophie and Gracie! Can't wait to learn more about your pups!

Sally
30th July 2006, 05:52 AM
Welcome! Gracie and Sophie are both adorable. The pictures really show how well they get along. :luv:

Gillian
30th July 2006, 09:55 AM
Just beautiful dogs. Gorgeous!!!

Mary
30th July 2006, 11:58 AM
Welcome Kathy, Gracie and Sophie. Love the pics. The girls are gorgeous. How old is Sophie. She has such a wise soft face. It is easy to see what good "buds" they are.

Charleen
30th July 2006, 12:28 PM
Is Sophie a white golden retriever? I have never seen one before. How wonderfully rare that must be. Sophie & Gracie look so happy together.

Agata
30th July 2006, 12:33 PM
Hello! I love seeing small and bigger dogs together :)
They are looking grate lying next to each other.
Gracie is beautifull :)

Cathy T
30th July 2006, 03:53 PM
Welcome Kathy. Love the picture of Gracie and Sophie together...so beautiful!

RockyMtnCav
30th July 2006, 04:36 PM
Hi again, and thanks to you all for your warm welcome! I love taking pictures of my doggies, but I'll try not to bombard you with too many :)

Sophie is what I was told an "English style" golden. Maybe someone who actually lives in Europe can enlighten me. I got her from a breeder in California and he gets all his dogs from Europe. He does specialize in the light cream/white color. My last golden died of cancer and she was absolutely like a daughter to me, and I'm still grieving for her. She was a beautiful medium golden color. I knew I wanted another golden, but was afraid if I got one that looked like her, I'd expect her to be her, if that makes any sense. So, when I saw this color, I decided it was the way to go for me. Sophie has the most gentle and loving temperament. Here are my favorite photos of her, when she was a puppy seeing snow for the first time, and then when she was a year old. She'll be two years old next month.

http://static.flickr.com/60/201826476_498c63b7e9.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/69/201826477_694384907a_m.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/78/201826481_ec1f658d73.jpg

I was amazed and delighted at how well she accepted Gracie and that she really does mother her. Sophie is spayed, so I think it's wonderful for her that she gets to experience being a Mommy without having to go through all the other stuff. It only took them a day to become friends. The only thing I have to watch are the toys. According to Sophie, they're all hers :), especially the baby ones. But when I take one away from her, she just lets it go. No fuss, no problem. She has a wonderful temperament.

I have some cute clips of them playing together, that I'll post on the other board.

Thanks to you all for making me feel so welcome! There's sooo much good information on this board. It's wonderful!

Kathy

Charleen
2nd August 2006, 01:07 AM
Thanks for the explanation about Sophie, the white golden retriever. She is beautiful.

Cathy T
2nd August 2006, 02:46 AM
Sophie is just stunning. What a cute puppy picture.