View Full Version : Chloe Claret at last!

13th October 2006, 09:28 PM
First night, all dressed up in her little maroon sweater which only just fit :yikes



Holly on the subject: "What's that doggy doing in my house?"

Quality isn't great since the photos are actually footage stills. I really need a camera that can take decent photos even indoors :roll:

13th October 2006, 10:40 PM
Don't worry Lisa, the pics are good enough to show how gorgeous she is!! :lotsaluv:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little white stripe, and the maroon jumper is gorgeous on her. :*nana:
Holly's quite a babe too. I bet you'll get loads of attention when you go out with that pair :dgwlk:

Congrats again 8)

molly+charlies mum
13th October 2006, 11:14 PM
your cavaliers look lovely and your pictures look fine mine come out blurry as im only useing web cam at the moment :roll:

14th October 2006, 01:18 AM
She is precious with or without that lovely sweater.

What a little doll and Holly is gorgeous too. :D :D :D :D :D :D

14th October 2006, 03:41 AM
she is sooo precious!! :flwr:

14th October 2006, 03:56 AM
Love the stripe! She's a keeper!!! :lotsaluv:

14th October 2006, 04:04 AM
Aww she is soooo beautiful!!! I have been watching the puppy forum since Monday for a post from you about your new arrival!! Good luck hun and thank-you so much for all your advice about M&S insurance!.
:oops: Sorry I have'nt managed to get around to contacting you back but between one thing and another ( i.e my two kids , a new puppy, my cat and hamster and looking after my neighbours 3 dogs ,their cat and bearded dragon lizard while they are on holidays!), I have had my hands full! whew I would so love a lie-in or even a straight 4 hour sleep lol. I cant thank-you enough for your prompt reply about the insurance, it is so reassuring to know there are other people nearby who have cavaliers. I wish you all the luck in the world! Keep in touch :D

14th October 2006, 10:45 AM
No probs, Aoine. Maybe we'll have to organise a Cav walk for us northerners along the lines of those Karlin organises in Dublin!

And Chloe is so cute. She was being very cheeky yesterday, and I was relieved to see that just because Holly lets her run off with her toys etc doesn't mean that she'll take all nonsense going. Chloe got put in her place very firmly :D :D

14th October 2006, 11:53 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwwww what a darling :flwr:

Cathy Moon
14th October 2006, 02:52 PM
They are both adorable. :flwr: She looks so cute in her sweater! :)

14th October 2006, 04:12 PM
Lisa, she's such a gorgeous poppet!

14th October 2006, 09:42 PM
REading these is helping soothe my temper. I spent a lovely afternoon, together with dogs, at a dear friend's house. Said friend has two dogs and too many cats to count. She and husband promptly fell totally in love with Chloe (my friend already loves Holly)- Chloes's gorgeous little white puppia hoodie may have had something to do with that. Her husband rolled his eyes, but my friend was positively besotted.

..Anyway, after this lovely afternoon, I decided to go home via my grandmother's, as she hadn't seen the puppy. Now, for a woman who usually hates anything on four legs, my grandmother truly adores Holly, and I was rather hoping she would love Chloe just as much.

Big mistake. Grandmother did not have one positive word to say about Chloe. Chloe didn't have as nice a face as Holly, she said. There was something wrong with Chloe's jaw. Oh, didn't you notice how undershot her jaw was when you first saw the pup a month ago? (No, I don't think I did. I honestly don't remember thinking, oh- her jaw isn't right- and if I'm honest, it was one of the first things I noticed on Monday.) Chloe has a cheeky face, my grandmother said. She'll be a menace, she said. This wasn't said jokingly. When Chloe, being only a baby, tried to dive for Holly's sweeties, my grandmother gave the puppy a look of total disgust and told Holly she'd have to stand up for herself. (Holly was more interestedin the sweetie).

Now I feel really upset on Chloe's behalf. Considering how young she is, she's a good, sweet, dear little pup. Sure, she's cheeky and fearless- but Holly's timidity was abnormal, not Chloe's gumption! And Chloe's so responsive! I admit I'm not keen on the undershot jaw myself and devoutly hope that it will reduce or disappear altogether as she grows- but even at the worst, I've seen some adorable Cavaliers who are undershot. It's not the end of the world, and it doesn't mean the breeders didn't do their job right. All the same, I think I'll ask if anything can be done to try and encourage Chloe's adult teeth to grow in correctly.

All in all, I am severely ticked off. My poor little puppy! She's asleep now- they both are, and they're both so good. It's not fair abusing Chloe because she's not Holly. I think, in the end, that's what it comes down to. Holly was so tiny, and so beautiful, and so vulnerable- a compelling combination. Chloe is a gorgeous, mischievous bundle of fun- but she's not Holly. :roll: :roll:

*deep breath* I'm sure you'll be glad to know that my rant is done!

15th October 2006, 10:47 AM
Oh Lisa, that's a shame. Don't take it to heart though. Older people can be more stubborn than others (I speak from experience). She's probably trying to be defensive on Holly's behalf. You know, Holly was doted on and an only child and now she has competition! Chloe will charm your Grandmother just like Holly in no time at all (she probably already has, but your Gran has a hard time admitting it just yet!) :flwr:

15th October 2006, 11:39 AM
Oh Lisa, that's a shame. Don't take it to heart though. Older people can be more stubborn than others (I speak from experience). She's probably trying to be defensive on Holly's behalf. You know, Holly was doted on and an only child and now she has competition! Chloe will charm your Grandmother just like Holly in no time at all (she probably already has, but your Gran has a hard time admitting it just yet!) :flwr:


Don't worry my mum never took that well to Merlin ( because he wasn't the "right" colour (she has Goldens) but she has now , but she adores Oakley straight off ( because of his colour!) Give her time and you'll soon see that she'll enjoy being Grandma to two bundles of love :flwr:

15th October 2006, 02:57 PM
Awww.....your dogs are both gorgeous! I agree....don't take it to heart what your grandmother said to you, my dad used to be like that too at times, it's hard to ignore tho, I know how you feel. But believe me, there is nothing wrong with your little Chole, she is beautiful!!!

15th October 2006, 04:26 PM
I'm starting to realise that. In fact, if no-one minds, I'm going tyo start a new thread with some incredibly cute photos of her!

15th October 2006, 05:44 PM
You go girl!!!

15th October 2006, 06:55 PM

I've just realised that, that is the first an only pic I've seen of Holly, please post some of her aswell as Chloe as you know how much I adore B&T's ! :flwr:

15th October 2006, 07:20 PM
Sure... here's my pick of the uh, Holly-pics..

Holly with her now nearly falling apart fave toy
Holly only a week or two after I got her..

Holly giving Bobby a run for his money

Holly in Evil Froggy mode

Hope you like them :D

17th October 2006, 12:59 PM
Lisa - Holly is such a cutie pie - please send her to me!!!!

(You take a good picture too!) :flwr:

17th October 2006, 10:06 PM
Holly is an absolute beauty of a dog, if I say so myself. I think even the breeders wish they'd kept her, she's turned out so well! However, I don't think she has the temperament for showing, and her mother's last litter produced several pups with very very severe luxating patellas, so just as well that Holly is purely a pet. She's a wee star though!

22nd October 2006, 10:41 AM
aww chloe and Holly are both absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!! dont worry..im sure with chloe's looks and charms your grandmother will surely warm up to her soon enough! btw they are all great pics!