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18th February 2007, 03:05 AM
I'm not sure of the age limits here, but here are recent photos of Tibby (age 7)

And Wallis (age 12) - you can see her poor small eye.

18th February 2007, 03:36 AM
Oh the little darlings. I have such a soft spot for the seniors. Something in my heart always gets tugged when I see them. They are so precious with their years of love & loyalty. :lotsaluv:

18th February 2007, 06:19 AM
I do have a soft spot for any senior dog. A puppy gets a lot of attention and it shows when they wiggle about when you meet one. But a senior has this glint in their eye when they get unexpected attention. I always notice that - I swear it adds another yr back in their life!

18th February 2007, 11:41 AM
Here's my 14.5 year old boy Charlie.



18th February 2007, 12:02 PM
I've moved this to be our first post in the new Golden Oldies gallery! :D

18th February 2007, 02:01 PM
Charlie is just a darling - there is something so special about the oldies - the "been there, done that, got the t-shirt" look - but still enjoy their cuddles, walkies and of course, FOOD :lol:

Tibby and Wallis are lovely - poor Wallis' eye, she is so brave.

Here are my Oldies:

Kyla was 7 earlier this month - she's a retired breeding/show dog, who came to live with us last September. She's rather enjoying her retirement, lots of cuddles and walkies, and is very gentle and sweet with Rupert.


and this is Rupert, he is 10 years 8 months, and the naughtiest of the lot!!! He's had his moments healthwise, but we are very fortunate in that he is still heart clear.


Rupert's 8th birthday party {he was poorly earlier that year and we didn't think we'd get to celebrate that birthday with him...let alone 2 more since :D }


18th February 2007, 02:48 PM
Thanks for putting up this forum. I have a special place in my heart for the seniors, especially Cavs with all their health problems. It is amazing to see so many. It is a tribute to you owners who have taken such good care of and loved these dogs so they could see such a long life.

All of the pictures are beautiful! I just pray that I will be able to put Lily's picture here one day and perhaps future Cavs.

18th February 2007, 03:13 PM
The second picture of Rubert LOOKS LIKE HE IS SMILING. I am always glad to hear post about older cav's It gives us owners a lot of hope our dogs will live a long life.

18th February 2007, 03:34 PM
Here's our golden oldie - Honey who is 12 and just as sweet as her name :flwr:


18th February 2007, 03:36 PM
Just had to say that birthday picture of Rupert is precious - those cavalier eyes would melt any heart.

18th February 2007, 04:15 PM
OMG, they're all so gorgeous.

This is my baby Rosie and she'll be ten in june


Cathy T
18th February 2007, 04:19 PM
What a great topic!! It warms my heart to look at this grand old dogs!! The wisdom, the sweetness, the knowledge. They are beautiful!

Princess Annabel
18th February 2007, 04:19 PM
Annie at 15:


I will take some more of her soon :l*v:

She is starting to look like the old lady she is.

But still good considering her age.

matties mum
18th February 2007, 04:24 PM
Oh I do like to look at the older cavaliers and hope to put up one some day it gives me hope that I might be has lucky one day---Aileen and the gang (Jazzie---Barney---Sam )

18th February 2007, 04:42 PM
I've moved this to be our first post in the new Golden Oldies gallery! :D The Golden Oldies Gallery is Great! It's good to balance out health illnesses that might strike this breed with stories about Cavaliers that do lead long healthy lives!

18th February 2007, 05:55 PM
Aren't they all beautiful? I'd be hard pressed to pick one - besides my own! Wallis looks really rough compared to the others, but I have to remind myself that we are in a bit of a crisis situation right now.

I'm so glad that so many people are posting. I was beginning to think that not only am I the oldest in this group but that I also had the oldest dogs!

Isn't the wisdom in their eyes amazing?

Coco's mom
18th February 2007, 07:02 PM
All these pictures are beautiful! They make me hopeful. I love this new topic.

18th February 2007, 07:35 PM
oh i'm really enjoying these pictures as well! you're right critter---don't their eyes show so much of their lives!

there is something very cuddly about all the older cavvies as well----they have spectacular feathering. just look at the smiling picture of rupert and the tips of wallis's ears :D

thanks everyone---keep them coming. they make me hopefull that indy will be looking so wise and well years down the road.


18th February 2007, 08:19 PM
Hi everyone
Just found this new thread. Here is my boy Toby. We think he is about 9 this year. We are not too sure as he is just 'residing' with us at the moment and his true owners have the papers.

Here is one in his puppia

This one is a very different one when he had a complete shave to keep him cool in the height of the summer



18th February 2007, 09:09 PM
they are all fab looking doggies and really don't look there age! :)

19th February 2007, 02:19 AM
All these pictures are beautiful! They make me hopeful. I love this new topic.

I couldn't have said it better, I so agree. :)

19th February 2007, 02:03 PM
These are so great! :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

19th February 2007, 10:17 PM
Heres my darling SiânE. Now 8 years old, 3 years with diabetes. As you can't help but see she now is blind from the cataracts but Shhh don't tell SiânE that as she hasn't notice yet ;) . She still goes about her daily business without a care in the world even if she does bump into things now and then.


And heres SiânE friend from over the park. Little Dylan who at 14 years young, heart problems but is still quiet a character who shows that Ruby's may grow old but they still stay naughty icon_devil (especially after losing weight meant he could now jump on the coffee table to get to the biscuits).



21st February 2007, 05:38 AM
What lovely pictures of all the Oldies they are all looking so happy its lovely to meet them all. I will try and post a picture of my Oliver when I work it out.[/b]

21st February 2007, 10:46 AM
The Golden Oldies Gallery is Great! It's good to balance out health illnesses that might strike this breed with stories about Cavaliers that do lead long healthy lives!

Ditto that! Gives us all great hope. Thanks! :thmbsup:

24th February 2007, 09:38 AM
And Wallis (age 12) - you can see her poor small eye.

Lovely Walis, I'd love to just waste away the weekend with her on my lap having a nice old pat and a nap together.

24th February 2007, 10:43 AM
Has anybody else noticed that most of these oldies are blens? cavtiny Whats also interesting is theres a lot of the puppies which are the other 3 colours. Anyway, love seeing all the beautiful wise "puppys at heart" b*n*n*

Joanne M
24th February 2007, 12:43 PM
These are all very beautiful golden oldies. I love the wise expression in their faces... from Wallis to Annie and everyone in between, they are special dogs. Thanks for sharing the photos.

26th February 2007, 02:01 AM
They are all gorgeous in such a special way, pull at the heart strings.

:flwr: :flwr: :flwr: :flwr: :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

26th February 2007, 05:59 AM
Has anybody else noticed that most of these oldies are blens?
Thats a really interesting observation! I wonder if it is true everywhere? Any breeders that track lines etc out there that know if it might be true in anyway?

26th February 2007, 11:08 AM
I have had a Ruby who lived to be 14 plus, a B & T who lived to be 12 and my current B & T is 12.

Whole colours are rarer so naturally they wont be so many of them as oldies compared to the more numerous parti colours.

26th February 2007, 12:58 PM
Its such a great thing to see the oldies, gives us all hope in spite of the all the health concerns the breed has. :D

27th February 2007, 10:36 PM
Has anybody else noticed that most of these oldies are blens?
Thats a really interesting observation! I wonder if it is true everywhere? Any breeders that track lines etc out there that know if it might be true in anyway?

Actually I read in several places that the wholecolours can be sturdier, and apparently Cecily's vet told her the same thing. Ditto re males being more likely to suffer early onset MVD that females. Probably completely anecdotal and no basis on fact- but there's no denying that Amber's BT granny is going strong at 11 and had shown no health problems at all until very recently.... it was enough to make me go for two wholecolour bitches. :lol:

2nd March 2007, 02:25 AM
A long time ago there was some basis in fact for this as fewer wholecolours were bred and the gene pool was narrow -- however particolours were bred in to make the pool wider and improve the robustness, from my understanding -- hence you do get a lot of mismarked wholecolours as a result from the particolour lines bred in.

Bet would probably know the answer to this! :) She had some trouble logging on but should be dipping in now and again.

I don't think there's any link between colour and health. Though that said almost all the cavaliers I know of with EFS have been rubies but that may just be an anomaly.

2nd March 2007, 02:57 AM
What a lovely tribute to the well lived Cavaliers on this board Im looking forward to seeing more beautiful seniors who are young at heart and I hope every Cavalier on this board will make eligibility on this section

Barbara Nixon
5th March 2007, 03:41 PM
Monty is 11 years and 4 months. He doesn't like his photo taken, so always gets red eyes.





Barbara Nixon
5th March 2007, 06:45 PM
Izzy is 9 years and almost 9 months (He never reached the 9 months, as he died on March 17th 2007).





5th March 2007, 07:49 PM
I thought I had posted photos of my oldies but I must be getting old myself since I cant find them.


Arne the B & T aged 12 and Jassy aged about 8 at least.

Now for my Bridge Angels

Jamie who lived to 12


Biggles who lived to 14 and 1/2. Bet, I hope you see this one.


Merlin who lived to about 9 and a half. He was so full of life that he worn out too soon.

Princess Annabel
11th March 2007, 12:23 AM
Here's Annie again, a new pic.


cavtiny :rah:

11th March 2007, 08:06 AM
This is Vanity, age 9...these pictures were taken when she was 8 (her birthday was in February!).



Something that my family has been noticing as she's gotten older (we've never had a Cavalier before) is that her coat seems to be getting thinner. Is this par for the course?

Anyhow, it is really heartwarming to see all these photos here. Vanity has recently been diagnosed with some health problems, though the vet still thinks she'll live into her teens. I hope she'll get to live as full a life as others in this thread. :)

13th March 2007, 05:42 PM
Norma ,

What memories your gang has brought back

13th March 2007, 07:56 PM
Bet, I thought you would like the picture of Biggles, who was posing beautifully after his bath for once. He would have been about 8 or 9 then as it was before I got Arne.

Arne is Linvid Stitch in Time, out of Linvid Last Rose, a daugher of Ch Linvid Red Rose and his sire is Dalvreck Dorocha out of Keirlian Limited Edition and Costera Willow of Dalvreck. On his mums side it makes Merlin his G Uncle.

Jassy says his parentage is so exclusive he is not revealing it.

15th March 2007, 11:55 PM
I can't thank all those enough who posted photos to this topic... I too think that this gives us HOPE! I'd give almost anything if my two precious pups are with us until 14 or 15 years old like some of the BEAUTIFUL dogs pictured here. Truly.....Thank you so very much!!!!!!!!!!! :flwr:

matties mum
21st March 2007, 07:26 PM
Rocky was nearly 9 when he die
Sam who was 7 in March

Aileen and the gang (Jazzie---Barney---Sam)

1st April 2007, 07:05 PM
I get quite emotional when I look at these pictures. They are all so lovely and a credit to you for keeping them in such good condition for their ages. I think they have such soft expressions. :lotsaluv: