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Claire L
12th January 2007, 03:49 PM
What size Kong do I get for a Cavalier please and what do I put in it?????

:flwr:

arasara
12th January 2007, 03:52 PM
I would say small - kosmo has a medium and his little tongue can't get inside of it all the way..

as for stuff to put inside - i put some organic peanut butter, carrots, peas, green beans, and kibble.. sometimes i will spread a few treats out inside of it to really make him work but in general it's usually peanut butter carrots and a bit of kibble (subtracted from his daily food intake)

Good luck claire L.. i'm going to throw a party for you tonight. :)

Linda
12th January 2007, 03:57 PM
Claire

I would also agree with Sara, I would get a small I saw these one's and I really like them as they look a bit different and a bit easier for them to get the goodies out. Of course this site does not ship to Canada/Britain but I haven't looked in the stores for them but I will as I really like them.

As for what to put in them, I used to always put pure pumkin with liver(Benny Bullies crushed up and freeze it and give it to them in the morning)

The Peanut butter with Kibble is good like Sara said, Also a bit of cheese with some Charlie Bears.

Small Healthy treats, even a few Human Cheerios providing no wheat allergy is present.

I am so excited for you, pics right away. :D :D :D :D :D :D

Linda
12th January 2007, 03:58 PM
Oops silly me, here is the link

http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?R=1069&Nav=1&N=0&Ntt=kongs&sku=696528&familyID=6058&

Claire L
12th January 2007, 03:58 PM
:thnku: now!! what size Puppia harness do I get for a five yr old???


:flwr:

Linda
12th January 2007, 03:59 PM
Claire how much does Penny weigh. ???????

Claire L
12th January 2007, 04:01 PM
I don't know! have a look at her pic in the breed and rescue section

http://cavaliertalk.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5929

Linda
12th January 2007, 04:06 PM
It is hard to tell from that tiny picture, can you not call and ask them to measure her.

I would say a medium if not a large.
The large you could always have on the smallest setting.

When are you getting her. ???????

Claire L
12th January 2007, 04:10 PM
:thnku: Linda :hug: I'll go for the large one.

Driving down to get her tomorrow :w**h**: will have to take lots of painkillers to survive the journey but it will be worth it :w**h**: :w**h**: :w**h**:


:flwr:

Linda
12th January 2007, 04:18 PM
:jmp2: Oh Bless you Claire

I am so happy for you, I bet you are excited.
She could not be going to a more loving person than you Claire, you are going to be so happy and so will Penny. :w**h**:

Is the drive far, I will pray for you as I know how painful that back pain is.
I often found once in the car I was okay, but you wouldn't want to of seen me getting out of the darn thing. :roll:

Take a pain killer is your OH going too. :hug: :flwr: :hug:

Oh Penny is coming home tommorow, Yipeeeeeeeeee :hug:
I am off to my mom's tommorow for the wkd, hopefully you will be back before I leave as I won't have any internet and have to wait until Sunday to see and hear all about her. :(

Claire L
12th January 2007, 04:21 PM
Hubby is doing the driving,otherwise we'ed never make it :roll: I'm useless at following directions and I can't drive with my back the way it is right now -I'd probably kill someone!!

Going to get a Kong now :D


:flwr:

Laura&Lia
12th January 2007, 04:29 PM
How exciting!

Oh Claire , I hope your pain vanish the moment you see your little baby!!!

She is a beauty and is very very lucky to find you!

duncans_ma
12th January 2007, 05:10 PM
Claire - I am beside myself happy for you!!

I will check in this weekend for pics!

Nicki
12th January 2007, 05:16 PM
oh so excited that you are picking Penney up tomorrow :D :D :D

I tend to give mine the medium sized Kongs, but Rupert and TedBear are both quite big Cavaliers. They did however fit into a medium Puppia...

I have a couple of spare Puppias if you want to borrow one?

molly
12th January 2007, 05:55 PM
I am so very happy that you are picking up Penny. I hope she helps make your back feel better. We'll all be anxiously waiting to hear how it goes.

matties mum
12th January 2007, 06:14 PM
:pi*no: :mexwav: :*nana: So please for you Clare cl*p :lotsaluv: Aileen

Lindsay
12th January 2007, 07:35 PM
Claire I am so happy for you! That little girl deserves an owner like you! :flwr:

moniechris
12th January 2007, 10:57 PM
I was just beaming when I read this!!! Congratulations to you both!! How wonderful!!! :wggle: :jmp2:

misty
12th January 2007, 11:08 PM
Claire, I'm so happy for you. :)

Have a safe :drivecar: tomorrow and take care of your back on the journey.

Look forward to updates xx

Forest
13th January 2007, 12:04 AM
Take care on your trip :drivecar: . Enjoy your new baby, she deserves someone as beautiful as you. Can't write any more as I can't see through the tears of joy I am crying for you :flwr:
Julie and the girls

*Pauline*
13th January 2007, 12:17 AM
How wonderful, I have a feeling you will be just right for each other. You've waited so long for this and I'm sure she will make you really happy. Hopefully she will distract you from the back pain or at least cheer you up :D Hope she doesn't pull on the lead! :dogwlk: Have a lovely time tomorrow and please send pictures of you both together when you can drag yourself away from Penny! I like her name, I used to have a Siamese cat called Penny.
Pauline x

brid kenny
13th January 2007, 12:18 AM
Good luck Claire....soooo excited for you

AngieB
13th January 2007, 01:31 AM
I'm new here but wanted to say congratulations! I've read Penny's story in the rescue section and, my goodness Claire, you've been through an emotional rollercoaster! I'm so happy for you and Penny!! :flwr:

I hope your trip goes well tomorrow!

Cathy T
13th January 2007, 01:41 AM
Oh my gosh...I'm crying!! Claire...I am so incredibly excited for you and thrilled to death that Penny has found someone who can love her unconditionally!! Oh can't wait for pics!!

sannie
13th January 2007, 07:14 AM
POST PICTURES.. :snap: :snap: :snap: :snap: :snap: :snap: :snap: :snap:

Mic
13th January 2007, 07:32 AM
Penny's new puppias won't make it in time for a "welcome home" gift, but I'm sure she won't mind. I'm so excited for you BOTH!

And, like everyone else has written...POST PICTURES!

Barbara Nixon
13th January 2007, 09:47 AM
I bet you'll be well on your way by the time I'm writing this. Good luck.

cecily
13th January 2007, 11:13 AM
Claire hopefully you're on your way to pick up Penney by now!
We're all waiting for the photos etc. :flwr: :D

As regards the kong, I got Tandie the large one by accident, and she manages it no problem at her age but it took her a good while before she worked up the dedication to chew on it. She wouldn't chew on anything at all, even pigs ears, until Dougal came and now she's turned into destructo Tandie and is chewing everything!! :lol: You might be better off starting Penney with the small or medium, or kong have great treat products that the treats are easier to get out of which might be better to start her off on. (though to be honest Tandie wouldn't even chew on these until, like I said, Dougal came! Then she was into them all straight away)

Anyway, I stuff the end with a little bit of chicken (or turkey as it has been lately) or fish like tuna or sardines or tripe and I do a layer of kibble from her daily ration, another layer of nice stuff, another layer of kibble and stuff the end with the nice stuff. We really pack it in and she get's over an hour out of it. :D

JaneB
13th January 2007, 11:39 AM
Claire,
It sounds like everyone is on pins and needles waiting for you to collect Penny. Your experience in adopting Penny has touched us all. I can only imagine how relieved you will be to finally get your girl home and settled. My thoughts and best wishes for you and your husband on your trip. Please let us all know how things go for you. :flwr:

JaneB

Barbara Nixon
13th January 2007, 12:22 PM
We have a large kong, because it was bought for Monty and anything smaller would have been dangerous (they can get jammed sideways across the back of the mouth if too short). The others have managed to carry it ok and if you use it to stuff it wouldn't need carrying anyway, so bigger is a safer bet. How about one of the prurple flying saucers; more hygienic as you can open them to scrub clean ?

Alison_Leighfield
13th January 2007, 12:51 PM
Mine could do with an EXTRA, EXTRA large Kong... especially Ellis!

Jammed full with breakfast it gives me heavenly peace! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Good Luck Claire, safe :drivecar: journey, thinking of you xxx

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

Mary
13th January 2007, 01:05 PM
Safe journey Claire. Hoping it is not too painful for you with your back. Can't wait to see pictures of Penny. Yay!!!!

coconut
13th January 2007, 01:43 PM
good luck with the journey!! cannot wait to see pic's!!

matties mum
13th January 2007, 06:23 PM
Are you back yet cannot wait to see your loverly new dog loads of photos please----Aileen