View Full Version : Introduction After Months of Lurking

12th November 2006, 07:12 PM
Just a note to introduce myself after months of lurking. I am 56 years old and live in West Virginia/USA with a 21 month old Blenheim CKCS named Buddy and a 27 month old Clumber Spaniel named Hadley. My brother Michael who is 49 and has mental retardation lives with us. Buddy is technically his and Hadley mine, but we are in fact one family in which I am definitely the alpha dog. ;) We previously had an American Cocker Spaniel who lived to be 16 years old and then an English Cocker Spaniel who lived to just two weeks short of her 14th birthday. We are thoroughly enjoying our Cavalier and our Clumber, both of whom are very laid back, easy going and do not know a stranger. Buddy the Cavalier is very much a spaniel and we have to keep him on lead in the country or he will disappear into the woods. He loves structured activities and we have "played" at agility with him and if we can ever get the classes offered at a time when we can attend, we are going to take him through Beginners' Agility, probably not to compete but just for a fun activity. Both of our dogs are getting ready to take the Delta Society test to register as therapy dogs (and should have already taken it by now but for my busy schedule). I have to confess that before we got Buddy I really wanted to get another English Cocker but Michael had his heart set on a Cavalier. Even though I worry about health issues (see my post under Health), I am glad we made this change. I loved Abby our English Cocker but Buddy is the right dog for us right now. :) I have enjoyed reading the various posts and particularly appreciate Karlin's experience and knowledge.

Phyllis in West Virginia USA with Buddy (Blenhem CKCS) and Hadley (Clumber Spaniel)

12th November 2006, 09:30 PM
Welcome Phyllis and family. Glad to have you aboard. icon_welcome

12th November 2006, 09:35 PM
:flwr: Hi, Lovely pic.

I'm also relatively new to this site. I have a springer spaniel and a blue roan show cocker. A cavalier will definately be next....(once I've got my OH to agree icon_whistling )

12th November 2006, 09:51 PM
Hi, Phyllis and icon_welcome ! As you can see this is a wonderful site, with plenty of good info, adorable pups, and fabulous people. It's nice to have you.

I love clumbers. Met one in Petsmart not too long ago and he was the sweetest.

12th November 2006, 11:49 PM
Hi Phillis icon_welcome

Glad you finally said "hi" :flwr: Looking forward to seeing pics of your babies.

Cathy T
13th November 2006, 01:54 AM
Welcome Phyllis...glad to have you here!

molly+charlies mum
13th November 2006, 12:40 PM
icon_welcome phylliss :D

13th November 2006, 07:16 PM
Hello and icon_welcome

Enjoy the group :flwr:

Alison, wilts, U.k.

Coco's mom
15th November 2006, 06:43 PM
Welcome to the board Phyllis! It's great that you decided to join. I think you will enjoy the site. Nice to hear a bit about you and your family too. :flwr:

Cathy Moon
24th November 2006, 09:09 PM
Hi Phyllis and family! icon_welcome to the board! :mexwav:

25th November 2006, 09:52 AM
Hi Phyllis and Buddy and all! Welcome to this board ~ I am new and it is just fabulous. Soooooooooo much information, I feel like any question :huh: I have on my Cav has already been asked and the answer posted somewhere in the forum. It really brings a peace of mind.
My husband wants to go the therapy dog route with our Cav - Sofee Marie, 16 weeks now. There is a wonderful nursing home right down the hill from our condo and we would love to have her be able to visit and bring joy to others lives. :p I'd love to hear more about that process.