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Karlin
13th November 2006, 03:32 PM
Boy she looks like a puppy now! I debated whether to get her in for a grooming but her coat was just all over the place and fluffed out in some bits and cut away in others -- she looked so scruffy.

Now she is thinned a bit and evened out but they *trimmed her feet* all the way back to 'cat's feet' which I asked them not to do -- oh well, it will grow back as her coat grows very fast and heavily. I just hate that bare look and love their slippers -- oh well, it will grow in fast enough. The groomer thinks she is still blowing her puppy coat hence the frazzly coat on her back and the better coat elsewhere so she is probably younger than I thought; groomer thought maybe just around one going by her coat. You can also really see how much weight she has lost. They took out a lot of the weight of her hair from on and under her ears as well. She just has SO much coat -- her ears almost begin to conceal her face as her face is so petite. I'll get a pic up latter perhaps when I get the chance.

I am sure glad I had those group pics in my avatar done before they cut off her foot hair though!

BarbMazz
13th November 2006, 03:42 PM
Aww! I'll be looking for the pictures! Lily's coat sounds like Bentleys...he has TONS and I've been debating about having him thinned out and trimmed.

I, too, love the slippers and Bentley has big fluffy ones! I'd hate to see them disappear.

Cathy T
13th November 2006, 03:50 PM
I just love the slippers but can't tolerate them on my two. Jay's Gem and Monty have the most gorgeous feet and I'm always so envious when I see them. I let them grow on mine for a while but decided the "rabbit feet" worked better. So, oh well!

I'll bet she looks great! My groomer coat kinged my guys last time and they looked so nice.

brid kenny
13th November 2006, 03:53 PM
Can we see a picture please?

Baileyboy
13th November 2006, 04:07 PM
I took Bailey to for the first time last week but he just had a bath, his ears cleaned and his nails cut... She did ask me if he wanted a trim but I was to scared to let him have that done........... Do you all trim the hair between there pads on the paw ??

Alison_Leighfield
13th November 2006, 04:26 PM
I also thought about having Whitney trimmed buy didn't seem to find the courage to do so.... :yikes maybe in the summer 8) ....

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

joanna
13th November 2006, 04:35 PM
The groomer did the same to Daisy Boo's feet back in July. I absolutelyt hated it. She's back to her hairy footed best now! Can't wait to see pics of Lily.

Claire L
13th November 2006, 04:39 PM
:yikes :yikes :yikes My Whitney is absolutely adorable just the way she is thank you very much :lotsaluv:

I will come and save you Whitney :drivecar: then we'll go get Maxx and Charlie :D and, if no one's looking :paw: :paw: :paw: :paw: :*nana: we'll pick up Roops, Kayla Jack and Tedbear....

:hug: :flwr:

Alison_Leighfield
13th November 2006, 04:45 PM
OMG Claire, thats alot of miles!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: a round trip of the U.K...!

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

Karlin
13th November 2006, 05:10 PM
And stealing cavaliers as she goes! :shock:

arasara
13th November 2006, 05:35 PM
LOL Karlin you better not tempt her! I think she may stop for your three as well.. :lol:

Claire - where were you last night ? You could have taken Kosmo!! He hopped up on the couch and took a bite of my chocolate cake and ran off!! :yikes :yikes :yikes I have no idea how he did it in that kind of lightening speed - I didn't even feel him hop up! Never tried that one before.. lol

Karlin ~ I wanna see pictures of Lily too! SHe looks so much different now than she did in the beginning. It's astonishing to see her transformation. :) What a surprise to find out she could be so young too, huh!?

Claire L
13th November 2006, 05:40 PM
:lol: I'd be like the Pied Piper of Cavaliers :D
Lily has such a tiny little face :d*g: I can't wait to see her "New Look" :l*v:

:flwr:

cecily
13th November 2006, 07:07 PM
Karlin I think that's unanimous!!!

Before and after pics of Lily please!! :D 8)

Karlin
16th November 2006, 12:07 AM
OK I finally got some pics (on my cool new Motorola KRZR phone -- the one that replaces the RAZR -- the launch party is tomorrow and they gave me one to play with -- has a 2 megapixel camera. End of geek talk).

End of May, in the pound. Badly matted and filthy:
http://static.flickr.com/73/160054835_f2bb03d3e7.jpg

Lily in early June at about 18 lbs:
http://static.flickr.com/89/212789395_798ce0f321_m.jpg

So obese she could only lie in this position and snored constantly! After Brid had cleaned her up, too!
http://static.flickr.com/72/158849598_902497b301.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/76/160194886_1bc59f2a93_m.jpg

At 13lbs, pre-grooming:
http://static.flickr.com/117/288663883_6c7ebc5a54.jpg

Post grooming. Light isn't great! This eve, with Leo:

http://static.flickr.com/104/298368907_2d872de984.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/110/298368923_914050e17a.jpg
Side view -- you can see how small she is now with the weight and the coat off!
http://static.flickr.com/101/298368878_8fa4210796.jpg

She needed to be neatened up but I don't like short coats and I will be glad when her coat length comes back in. Everyone used to think she was an elderly dog -- now she really looks her age, which is probably about 18 months old.

My Wesley
16th November 2006, 12:11 AM
Too cute! She looks like a totally different dog!

Lisa_T
16th November 2006, 12:31 AM
Oh Karlin she is the most beautiful thing. She actually looks very similar to Holly with that slight build and petite face- not to mention the totally wild coat!How did such a lovely girl end up in rescue?!

BarbMazz
16th November 2006, 12:38 AM
:yikes She looks like a completely different dog!!!!

Karlin, you've done wonders for Lily. How wonderful for her (and you)!

She has a sweet little face :lotsaluv: :lotsaluv: :lotsaluv:

Shay
16th November 2006, 12:57 AM
What beautiful cavs. I can't imagine how any of these dogs end up in rescue.

Karlin
16th November 2006, 12:58 AM
She has really changed -- her face is quite different now. And she LOVES to run and run and run... :lol:

She was picked up as a stray in Tallaght in Dublin, wandering with a heavily pregnant pom-type dog. She got to her last day (eg final day alive) and she was to come to rescue to some of the people who get them from the pound on their last day -- and was then to come to me -- then some woman saw her and put her name to take her. I was told she started growling at this woman -- now Lily likes everyone so that was very strange. I was afraid the woman might want to breed from her. So I rang up and 'reclaimed' her for 'my grandmother' -- long story but I had to produce a picture of her (a pic from this board of another dog entirely!), documentation on my grandmother (a friend's mother) and had to invent this long story on how she ended up in Tallaght. I was so glad when they finally finished the paperwork, I paid a fine and her kennelling fees, and got her out of there. Brid took her for initial foster as I had to go away for a week. So Brid cleaned her and cut out a lot of her matts. Her hind legs and chest were really bad.

This pound is so out of the way that it has a lower rate of rehoming and people in Dublin don't even realise Dublin dogs might be there if they are lost, as the pound is actually in Meath. :shock: Normally there would be several names down for any cavalier. I think people thought she was an elderly dog, too.

Cathy Moon
16th November 2006, 02:01 AM
Wow, does she look beautiful! I love her haircut! :lotsaluv:

Vickie
16th November 2006, 09:01 AM
Karlin - she looks beautiful :lotsaluv:

what a lucky girl she is to have someone prepared to go to those lengths so that she can have the loving home that she deserves. :flwr:

If only all dogs could have loving homes like those given by everyone on this board :(

*Pauline*
16th November 2006, 09:15 AM
I just can't get over how much better she looks since you've had her, especially the much needed weight loss. She looks years younger. That reminds me, I should start my diet today! Well done. How long did the transformation take? I feel a new thread coming on!.....

Charleen
16th November 2006, 09:25 AM
What a lucky dog she is to have you Karlin. She is looking great!

LauraD
16th November 2006, 02:38 PM
OMG Karlin she looks so wonderful now!! :lotsaluv: Truly looks like a different dog, so much younger looking and lively. Her personality seems to come through more now that she is back to normal weight and her haircut looks lovely.
cl*p to you and Brid!! It's so amazing and heartwarming to see what a difference some badly needed TLC can make in a dog. She is so lucky you all found her, she's precious. :luv:

Linda
16th November 2006, 02:44 PM
Karlin

She looks absolutely fabulous, you must have such a wonderful feeling in your heart knowing how you changed her life.

Way to go with that weight loss, we are now facing the same with Dudley he seemed to of creeped up on the scale. I hope by the spring I can get at least 3 lbs of him.

How long do you think it will take for her coat to grow back in. ????

Karlin
16th November 2006, 02:55 PM
On losing weight -- It took me about three months to get five pounds off her; that was pretty drastic but she got lots of exercise and a small amount of food so it was a healthy level of loss. Lots of veggie treats which she now loves. I have myslef on the same programme now... :lol:

I'd say her coat will come in quickly. Brid had to take a big matt off her behind and her coat filled in there within about a month. It will take a few months to really come in nicely. Mostly I just wish she had her slippers, I loved her hairy feet and she had the hairiest of the three! I couldn;t believe it when they brought her in with no foot hair!

merlinsmum
16th November 2006, 03:07 PM
You've done a grand job there Karlin. She's a little stunner now :D

Moviedust
16th November 2006, 03:20 PM
Yes, Karlin, I echo all the comments about how amazing the transformation has been! You have done wonders to bring her weight down so quickly! She certainly looks happy and healthy.

I HOPE that you won't part with her now that she's gotten so happy and settled with you and the boys... icon_whistling

arasara
16th November 2006, 03:24 PM
yes karlin me too - Lily looks so great I can't believe how much she's transformed. She actually looks like a cavalier now vs the big ball of puff she once was. I think she's looking great and she's obviously feeling great.

Now what do you say - can I come to Ireland and you can do that to my body?! :lol:

Claire L
16th November 2006, 09:01 PM
:flwr: :flwr: :flwr: Lily you look beautiful !!!!! :luv:

But, I have to admit, I keep going back to look at your pre grooming shot - it just melts my heart :lotsaluv: :lotsaluv: :lotsaluv:


:flwr: :flwr:

Alison_Leighfield
16th November 2006, 09:17 PM
It makes your heart sing doesn't it, when you can look back and can now see the transformation, all that time and patience is so well worth while...she looks wonderful, such beautiful eyes.....a little doll!

Congratulations to you both :lotsaluv:

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

Maxxs_Mummy
16th November 2006, 09:26 PM
Oh my, isn't she looking so wonderful :flwr:

Karlin, i'll bet when you were little, your folks would chastise you for telling fibs? Bet they'd praise you for telling the ones to save Lily though :lol:

Really well done to you and Brid :hug: for getting her to how she is today :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

Now, Claire,

Get the ferry from Ireland to Scotland and borrow Nicki's crew and then you can bring them here and move into my spare room - I've already got Whitney :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm supposed to be taking her back to her Mummy when she's all moved into her new house but I might 'lose' her new address and get temporary amnesia as to the directions to it..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Claire L
16th November 2006, 09:37 PM
Maxxs_Mummy wrote


Now, Claire,

Get the ferry from Ireland to Scotland and borrow Nicki's crew and then you can bring them here and move into my spare room - I've already got Whitney



You can forget borrow! I'm stealin' them! icon_devil Possesion is nine tenths of the law :D :badgrin:

Maxxs_Mummy
16th November 2006, 09:40 PM
Hmmfffff forget it then! I'll meet you at the door with my hub's extendable baton and whack you over the head with it - you won't remember what you came for then :p :p :p

Cathy T
16th November 2006, 09:42 PM
Oh wow Karlin! She looks fantastic. Hats off to you for doing such a terrific job with her. I can't believe the change...totally different dog! She looks so much younger and healthier!

Claire L
16th November 2006, 11:17 PM
Maxxs_Mummy wrote

Hmmfffff forget it then! I'll meet you at the door with my hub's extendable baton and whack you over the head with it - you won't remember what you came for then

{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Alison}}}}}}}}}} you'd better go back and get whitney quick! and bring the Cavalry :lol: :lol: :lol:

:flwr: :flwr:

Forest
18th November 2006, 10:44 AM
Oh wow!! Isn't she just the little sweetie now. Thank you for saving her Karlin and Brid for your part too. She has such a darling little face. Well at least you would get away with the little ruse now as they wouldn't recognise her as the same dog!!! :D Great work :flwr:
Julie abnd the girls

Nisha
19th November 2006, 02:28 AM
omg! the transformation is incredible! she seriously looks like a different dog! that is excellent work!!


Hmmfffff forget it then! I'll meet you at the door with my hub's extendable baton and whack you over the head with it - you won't remember what you came for then

:lol: :rotfl: hahaha you guys crack me up so much!

judy
19th November 2006, 06:12 AM
the story of getting lily out of the pound shows the true meaning of the word 'rescue.' wow, great story.

you gave her back her life.