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Aoine
22nd September 2006, 12:29 PM
:D Hi everyone, At last I have got round to introducing Keiko properly. He came home on Tues 19th Sept aged 8 weeks (seemed like we were waiting months not weeks lol) and having him home is just brilliant.
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The buzz in here is just unbelievable and wee Keiko has settled in far better than I ever imagined. I was expecting him to pine for his mum and siblings and a lot of sleeples nights but he has surprised us all.
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We brought him home in the car in a pet carrier i got from argos which we decided was big enough to use as his crate and he just loved it from the word go. After only an hour of being home he started going in and out of it and taking his wee naps there and taking some of his wee toys with him ( watching him trying to drag some of his bigger toys in was just hilarious, but he didnt give in and got there in the end).
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From the very first night he has being settling down at about 11.30pm, I bring his crate up right beside my bed and after a wee cuddle in my arms in bed he drops off and I put him in his crate. I was wary of how he would react when I closed it at night but he is brilliant ( I would love to have him sleep with me in the bed but Im so scared of him either falling out of the bed or smothering, or me rolling onto him!). He wakes with one or two wee wimpers about 3am and after bringing him outside then another cuddle he settles back in his crate until about 7am.
He has only had 4 wee accidents in the kitchen as we are in and outside like yo-yo's with him, as he has had a some diarrhea since just before he came home, but we were told not to worry too much as this can happen and it isnt continuous. He is going to the vet for another check today( the breeder had him checked by her own heart specialist vet on Tue morn and given a clean bill of health so far) and to get his first vaccination and I am dreading it, the poor wee mite!
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He is such a wee pet, myself and my boys cant belive how lucky we are, he really has made our family complete. We are blessed with this wee one.
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merlinsmum
22nd September 2006, 12:49 PM
What a babe he is - and your so lucky he has settled so well in such a short time - enjoy!

himindoors
22nd September 2006, 01:20 PM
he's a cracker Aoine. I love the name, where did you get that from?

seren
22nd September 2006, 01:33 PM
:lotsaluv: Awww he is gorgeous!! bet you were so excited to bring him home hope he is ok when having his injections just give him even more cuddles!!.
I love the picture of him sleeping in the crate with the big toy bone that he tried to take in with him, thats so sweet and the one fast asleep in the dog bed.
Oh am getting broody now!! would love another (tri-colour next time)keep teasing my hubby to be that we will eventually have one in every colour! :jmp:

Bet you have had so much fun this week watching Keiko explore his new home. Keep us updated with more pictures. :rah:

Aoine
22nd September 2006, 01:36 PM
It took us ages trying to pick a name for him and the name Keiko means "adored one" in japanese. In Japan it is appantly a female name but we thought it sounded very boyish and cute and the meaning was just perfect. Our cat's name Kaiba is also Japanese but we dont think it has a meaning as my kids named her after a character from the 'Yo-Gi-Oh' trading card series lol

Lani
22nd September 2006, 02:01 PM
Awwww .... he is soooo sweet. :lotsaluv:

Love the pictures. :)

Thanks for sharing your job with us!!!!

Claire
22nd September 2006, 02:34 PM
He is so beautiful and has settled in so well - I think he is going to be a spoilt little boy.... we have that toy pig and the older two are scared of it - Ozzy runs after them squeaking it..... has me in fits. More photo's please.... :jump:

Cathy T
22nd September 2006, 04:11 PM
What an absolute living doll. He's so cute I would have a hard time putting him down and letting him sleep. I would just want to cuddle with him all the time. he's so cute!!!

brid kenny
22nd September 2006, 05:19 PM
He sounds great. You are very lucky.

*Jenný*
22nd September 2006, 05:53 PM
It took us ages trying to pick a name for him and the name Keiko means "adored one" in japanese. In Japan it is appantly a female name but we thought it sounded very boyish and cute and the meaning was just perfect. Our cat's name Kaiba is also Japanese but we dont think it has a meaning as my kids named her after a character from the 'Yo-Gi-Oh' trading card series lol

He is sooo sweet lil pup :lotsaluv:
And I love the name also. There were a killing whale ( hate the english name...) kalled Keiko. He lived in a small harbour in a island on Iceland.
He had been there since he was just small, and he was very sweet and kind to everyone. His trainers used to sit on his back.
And, yes, he playd in the movie "Free Willie". I loved Keiko, put he has pasted away now.

Cathy Moon
22nd September 2006, 06:57 PM
What lovely photos! When I look at him it reminds me of India when she was a baby - makes me want another! What a sweet little boy :wggle:

Maxxs_Mummy
23rd September 2006, 12:30 PM
What an adorable baby you've got there. I love his happy little face - he obviously knows how loved he is by you all :D

cecily
23rd September 2006, 04:07 PM
Gorgeous! he looks like he'll have a lovely coat, it's so long and fluffy already! Best of luck with him and congratulations :D

Charleen
23rd September 2006, 04:25 PM
Isn't Keiko beautiful. You are so lucky!

Aoine
23rd September 2006, 06:14 PM
:thnx: Awww thank-you everyone for your lovely comments and kind words. Everyone has been so welcoming! Im really pleased I had come across this site by accident as it had provided me with a wealth of information.
As Keiko is our first dog (we have a cat Kaiba and a hamster Holly) it has been great to refer first hand to cavalier owners with all the wee worries and queries I have had. I bought a few cavalier books but nothing beats being able to ask experienced owners.
I reckon this forum will become my Cavalier Bible in the future lol :lol:

pippa
23rd September 2006, 11:36 PM
Awww he is so cute,reminds me of my pippin when he was a little puppy.


I wish I was rich and lived on a vast amount of land, I could have loads of little cavs and rescue all the unwanted ones!

Maxxs_Mummy
24th September 2006, 04:58 PM
Pippa, that's exactly what I'd do too :)