View Full Version : (Re-)introducing Ms. Tandie

14th October 2006, 06:52 PM
I'm very pleased to say we have had a four legged friend come to stay. :D :rah: :w**h**: :jmp2: :lotsaluv:

Karlin posted a short while ago about the little ruby rescue from Kilkenny. She went to stay with BrĂ*d (who posted some lovely photos) and has now come to stay with us. :thnx:

We've christened her Tandie (Kdemars, Lisa, hope ye don't mind!! The name was suggested when you posted looking for a name for Chloe and thought it was a gorgeous name. I think you said it means 'fire' in Norse. It suits her down to the ground :D )

BrĂ*d obviously has done a great job with her. She's clean, flea-less (thankfully!) and looking great. She has a natural curiousity and doesn't appear to be either timid or wound up. After a good rummage around she flaked out on the couch for the afternoon, and apart from a rather perturbed cat everythings going great so far (touch wood :xfngr: ) She even came with her own fashion accessory! :*nana:

Here's some photos of Tandie's first day with us...

She's snoring here behind me :lol:
Such a gorgeous ruby... we're feeling very lucky 8)

14th October 2006, 06:56 PM
Oh my heart is feeling such joy for you Cecily and Miss Tandie. Congrats! Keep us posted on this absolutely beautiful girl. I love her name.

14th October 2006, 07:06 PM
Congratulations on the beautiful baby!

14th October 2006, 07:22 PM
She's looking pretty darn stylish there. :lol:

I think Jaspar contributed more to any cat discontentment as any cats that don't belong to him personally MUST be barked at -- especially large tabby boys who aren't about to yield any ground. :winkct:

Miss Tandie is just the right comforter spaniel for Cecily's house ... perhaps with a little pup to join at some time in the future!

She arrived and after plenty of investigating, had a snooze at Cecily's husband's feet while we had lunch (I think I am going to add 'and give Karlin lunch' to the adoption requirements on Irish Cavalier Rescue dogs, as it was most enjoyable!). She had clearly decided this was where she was going to stay.

Brid transformed her from a little anxious and shy scruffette to a lovely shiny girl ready to be everyone's best friend. And sent her on the road with her very own wardrobe. :lol:

14th October 2006, 08:02 PM
Oh I am soooooooooooooo pleased she is with you Cecily :lotsaluv: I know she'll get spoiled to bits :D Is she with you as a forever home or a stop gap?

She does look posh in her Puppia outift and Tandie is a lovely name for a lovely little girl :flwr:

Congrats all round :flwr: :rah:

Cathy Moon
14th October 2006, 08:02 PM
Wow, this is a match made in heaven! We're so happy for all of you!

Tandie looks so sweet, I'm sure she'll comfort you, Cecily, after your loss. And she'll get all the love and care that she deserves. :lotsaluv:

Bless you Brid, for taking care of Tandie and helping her adjust. :flwr:

14th October 2006, 08:27 PM
So delighted you have Tandie . She will help to fill the places you have in your heart .
Hugs and kisses from Heidi and Nifa

14th October 2006, 08:33 PM
Indeed, BrĂ*d did a hell of job 8) Quite a cool little lady that came to us ;)

Donna we hope this will be her forever home :D Indeed she's a bit spoilt already. LOVES to have her belly scratched and is quite at home. She's an easy fit though. Very chilled, loveable and gorgeous. :hug:

I can't stop looking at her and smiling :lotsaluv:

matties mum
14th October 2006, 08:45 PM
That is so good to hear :jump: This is to say :thmbsup: Thank You :hug: from your new dog

14th October 2006, 08:52 PM
Congratulations on the new arrival :D

14th October 2006, 09:04 PM
{{{{{{{{Brid}}}}}}}} Thanks for making this little one's life good again. You have obviously given her back her trust in humans and made her feel loved and safe, now she is able to live with Cecily and her hubby without worrying. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

This is what I love about rescue work, it's so rewarding. All this people who turn their noses up at rescue dogs just don't know what they are missing :(

14th October 2006, 09:28 PM
Just seen this. Just to echo my PM, I'm so pleased for you, and Tandie is an adorable girl! She looks so pretty and so happy!

14th October 2006, 09:30 PM
omigosh!!!!!!!!!! :D :hug: :fool: :wggle: b*n*n* cl*p :jmp2: :lotsaluv:

This is the best news i've had ALL WEEK!

:hug: cecily! she is so pretty, i love her lips, they are perfect. she sounds so sweet and fun. how old do they think she is? she looks smallish, how much does she weigh?

i hope things work out with your kitty. i know flea must still be grieving for rio, her perfect snuggle partner, but who knows what may happen....

that is just the best news--thank you to everybody who made it happen!

14th October 2006, 09:33 PM
CONGRATULATIONS Cecily...just so thrilled for you all and wishing you many many happy and healthy years together.

Tears here for you again but this time they're happy ones :cry*ing: :D :D

Tandie is just beautiful, Bird you did a wonderful job with her, you really are a treasure. :flwr: :flwr:

And of course the biggest THANK YOU goes to Karlin for co-ordinating all of this...and for all your behind the scenes rescue work :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

14th October 2006, 10:23 PM
a beautiful little dog, how lucky lucky she was to have been found and rescued by karlin and cavalier rescue. I think she's going to be very happy in her new home :w**h**:

Congrats!! :flwr:

molly+charlies mum
14th October 2006, 10:45 PM
:luv: she is so beautiful hope she stays with you and has a very happy life :lotsaluv: xx

15th October 2006, 12:19 AM
How lovely! My step mother's horse is a "red head" so to speak and her name is Tandy! :) It's well suited for her, also. I'm glad your Tandie has found a good home!!

15th October 2006, 01:21 AM
Thanks everyone. :)
We just put her to bed for the night. She's completely shattered :lol:
Flea still not impressed. We kept them separated most of the evening but he came in to get a look at her when she was asleep on the couch, had a sniff and went off with his tail in the air. :c*t:

Karlin, BrĂ*d, she did this hacking thing just after I woke her up to put her out before bed. :yikes Sort of like a cat does when they're trying to cough up a furball. Has she done that before? is it normal adult behaviour? Having never had an adult before I don't know.

Judy, she's 3 or 4 they think. Pretty small alright! We haven't had her weighed yet. Must do it tomorrow. :D

15th October 2006, 01:40 AM
Cecily, I just want to echo what everyone else has already said ... I'm sooo Happy for you. Tandie is GORGEOUS and she's a very lucky doggie to have you as her new mommy!!! :lotsaluv:

I hope you have many happy and healthy years together. :-)

Cathy T
15th October 2006, 03:17 AM
I am grinning ear to ear as I read this! Cecily, I am so incredibly happy for you. I hope Tandie helps to feel the hole left my Rio. Sounds like you are a perfect match. Brid, thank you so much for giving this sweet girl such a wonderful start to her new life. Cheers all around!!

15th October 2006, 03:38 AM
Oh I am so happy for you!!! She is a lucky puppy, and very cute!

15th October 2006, 11:43 AM
omigosh!!!!!!!!!! :D :hug: :fool: :wggle: b*n*n* cl*p :jmp2: :lotsaluv:

This is the best news i've had ALL WEEK!

:hug: cecily! she is so pretty, i love her lips, they are perfect. she sounds so sweet and fun. how old do they think she is? she looks smallish, how much does she weigh?

i hope things work out with your kitty. i know flea must still be grieving for rio, her perfect snuggle partner, but who knows what may happen....

that is just the best news--thank you to everybody who made it happen!

Ditto Judy - I'm sooooooooo pleased for you Cecily, a little bundle of cuddles just when you need it so... :flwr:

Coco's mom
15th October 2006, 01:31 PM
Wonderful news! cl*p Tandie is gorgeous! Congratulations Cecily! What a great match... I'm so happy for you and your new girl. :hug: Wishing you and Tandie all the best for the future. :jmp2:

15th October 2006, 01:55 PM
Hi Cecily -- it depends on what the hacking is. Is it a snorting sound like she is gasping when she takes in a breath -- which is likely the 'cavalier snort' and nothing much to worry about? You can stop it by gently covering her nostrils with a funger and tiltng her head gently downwards.

She could have a bit of a cough (eg kennel cough or a similar virus) as she was running around, not too well cared for, and exposed to other dogs. If so it will probably go away. Some dogs just hack a bit -- Leo always has, especially after he drinks water (I have heard of a few cavaliers who cough a bit after drinking). If it is an ongoing cough then we'll talk to the vet. Don't worry too much, just let her settle in and build herself back up a bit on good food and care. :) Remember that being in heat places a major strain on a dog's body as a dog unlike a human goes through the full preparation and changes for a pregnancy with every heat -- it is why they can go so easily into false pregnancies -- and why people, if they are doubtful about spaying, should really think carefully about whether they want to put their female cavalier through this twice a year, unecessarily. :thmbsup:

15th October 2006, 02:54 PM

Do you think Rio will be upset if Kosmo decides to have 2 Irish girlfriends? :lol:

Tandie is a beautiful girl and I am sure she will be a wonderful companion for you and your OH. I am so happy for you, I cannot even begin to describe the joy I have.. It really makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside to think about how wonderful, generous, and giving you and your husband are for these little cavaliers. You're such a wonderful person cecily. :hug:

I am sure others are thinking this too .. We want more pictures!!! :P lol


Bless you for reaching out and helping so many dogs. You really are great at it and thank you for going the extra mile. :) I cannot even think of words to thank you for being so generous.. :) Phoebe is sure a lucky girl to have such wonderful parents. ;)

15th October 2006, 03:09 PM
Brid has been a stellar foster -- at the last minute, she has taken Lily, Cara and Sweety/Tandie in emergency situations. Not all fosters can do this so I especially value this ability and this willingness to calmly take on an unknown rescue in this way, and it has enabled me to get enough breathing space each time to make decisions about dogs and get them sorted to their forever homes. They also are always so clean and well groomed when they leave Brid! :lol: I think there's a business there waiting to be started. :)

Every foster makes a difference for an individual dog. It doesn't matter if you feel you could only manage a couple of days rather than longer fostering with a dog -- having the short term people enables me to get a dog to safety and arrange a longer term foster or a home, so every single person can make a real contribution. Often I have no idea where I am going to put a dog as the dog needs to be collected before I can make the advance arrangements so those who can take a dog even just overnight on short notice are so welcome. Sometimes the longer term fosters need a day or two to get organised for a foster too. :)

I bet Phoebe has been relieved at Cara and Tandie after the jealous Miss Lily who wanted Brid *all to herself* at all times. :lol:

amanda L
15th October 2006, 04:14 PM
:jump: Great news Cecily b*n*n* . Tandie is such a pretty name. she is soooooooo cute :l*v:

15th October 2006, 04:41 PM

I'm so happy for you...and Tandie! Your situation really tugged at my heartstrings because I, too, lost two pups in a relatively short period of time. My first guy, Bailey, was a genetic nightmare, unbeknownst to me. And my second one escaped from the front door when I was having some furniture delivered. He was such a good boy and obedient...most of the time. But every once in a while he'd get that look in his eye and decide to do his own thing for a bit. And that's what happened when he got out; he just wouldn't come to me and was hit by a car.

And like you, I rescue popped into my life...and a ruby just like yours! She has some issues, but nothing major. 12 hours after I got her, the b&t pup I'd been waiting 4 months for arrived. So I got two new cavs in less than a day! Abby is now 14 months and Cappy (Captain) is almost 7 months.

So I can relate to what you went through...and what you're going through now. Enjoy your new little cav!

Major kudos to Karlin and Brid for making this all possible.


15th October 2006, 05:12 PM
it depends on what the hacking is. Is it a snorting sound like she is gasping when she takes in a breath -- which is likely the 'cavalier snort' and nothing much to worry about? You can stop it by gently covering her nostrils with a funger and tiltng her head gently downwards.

Well Billy says it was like croup?! It really reminded me of Flea when he's trying to cough up a hairball. Sort of like she's trying to wheeze something out. She also snores A LOT :lol: And when I pick her up she makes a kind of moany sound in her chest. Possibly I'm going to be a bit of a hypochondriac mom for a while because Rio's lung condition progressed at a such a dramatic pace from seemingly nothing. She hasn't done the hacky thing since. She's just a bit of a noisy sleeper, lots of sighing and moaning and snoring :shock: I'm not used to these adult noises at all.

She's settling in really well today. Quite at home :lol: She's chased the cat off twice :yikes Once this morning when I let her out for a wee (didn't see poor Flea around the corner but Tandie did!) and once when she went into the kitchen (Flea was supposed to be upstairs). So they're really not becoming friends just yet. Also I weighed her this morning. She's almost 7kg (about 15 pounds?). Not sure how this compares to other adult weights?? We brought her on her first walk with us today, which she really enjoyed. Photos to come in general gallery.

Mickey... thanks for posting your story :flwr: . I can't believe how similar it was to ours. Rio died after several illnesses as a young puppy, and Aggie on the road. And we're expecting to get a pup in the next couple of months :) It's a relief to hear I'm not the only one that had a run of bad luck. I was beginning to think we were cursed, and I'm really terrified of something happening to Tandie. :shock: But we're trying to stay positive and we're just really enjoying her company right now :) She's an absolute delight.

Cupcake Love
15th October 2006, 05:46 PM
Congratulations on your new little Miss. Tandie! She is absolutely precious. :)

15th October 2006, 05:59 PM
Cecily, how wonderful for you and Tandie that she now has her loving forever home! It's terrific how Karlin and Brid joined together to bring her into your life.

brid kenny
15th October 2006, 10:29 PM
Cecily, those photos are gorgeous. She looks really happy!!