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3rd March 2007, 09:07 PM
We have a new add.Hes 9 month old TRI.we decided not to get a puppy as we thought it would be to much as my mum has got worse now.And i might have to go and see her.So my hubby relented and i got my self a new baby.So excited cant wait hubby will be back with him 2.30 pm tomorrow and will put some pics on as soon as he has settled in.His name is charlie.so will have to change avator .

3rd March 2007, 09:20 PM
I had no choice in this matter. Justine normally gets her own way. This weekend she is happy I got a new Laptop which means that she will be on the site alot more because she does not like the PC and now she gets another baby to look after as well. All i will hear now is Mark what do i do now? whats happening? What time will you finish working and what time can i have the Laptop.
Oh well that life.


3rd March 2007, 09:40 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: you guys sound like my hubby and i argueing over who can use the internet!

congrats to both of you on charlie! can't wait to see him
:jump: :jump:


Cathy T
3rd March 2007, 09:41 PM
I got Jake...hubby got a new tv. I got Shelby...hubby got a gun safe. Hubby wants a new gun...does that mean I get a new puppy?! :shock:

3rd March 2007, 09:46 PM
hubby liked your reply.YES get a new puppy.I call my nagging Sexual Grooming.If hes in a happy mood i am on a role.

3rd March 2007, 09:47 PM
Awww, congrats Justine!!

3rd March 2007, 09:53 PM
still have the puppia.if anyone wants it let me know.they can send you the monies.it wont fit the new boy as he is 9 months.or if you want i can donate to my local dog rescue. jus.

3rd March 2007, 09:55 PM
Well Done Justine - Can't wait to see pictures of Charlie. :mexwav: :mexwav:

3rd March 2007, 09:59 PM
Wow I should work on my hubby that way! Everytime he gets a new toy I get a new pup! Heehee :D

Congrats on your new lil one!

3rd March 2007, 10:03 PM
love the blogspot.

Cathy Moon
3rd March 2007, 10:29 PM
:lol We went through the same stuff with both the pups and the laptop :lol: The topic of a ruby cav has arisen a few times in the past year or so, but I'm saving it as a bargaining chip for later... :lol:

3rd March 2007, 10:44 PM
...to see your new avatar and new cutie! I need more pictures to satisfy my Cavalier dog fix every day since I'm still waiting (MARCH 10th is the date for Bianca). Your little one here already is so precious... congratulations in advance on #2! :flwr: -

3rd March 2007, 10:56 PM
Can't wait to see and hear about Charlie and Justine. :D :D :D :D :D

You are gonna luv having two. :D :D :D

Joanne M
3rd March 2007, 11:45 PM
Congratulations Justine and Mark. Welcome home Charlie :rah:

Molly's mom
4th March 2007, 01:24 AM
I got Molly, my hubby got his Harley. Funny, seems to be a universal ritual. ;)

Cathy T
4th March 2007, 02:40 AM
Don't tell the hubbies...but I think we are the ones who made out on the deal!! Of course, he gets to enjoy the puppies but I don't so much enjoy the gun safe ;)

4th March 2007, 03:07 AM
I got Jake...hubby got a new tv. I got Shelby...hubby got a gun safe. Hubby wants a new gun...does that mean I get a new puppy?! :shock:
Do you have to ask? Of course it does! So new colour or are you sticking to tri's? Wait, a tan and black sould look really good between them!

4th March 2007, 04:42 AM
Hmmm - Bubba doesn't get many things for himself and I still get most of the things I want. Does that mean I'm spoiled?? Yeah, I think so! Bad think is that if I get a dog, it falls in love with him. I think that means I should keep getting dogs until one loves just me!

Justine, what size is the puppia? Tibby is fully grown and weighs 13#'s. Actually she and Sasha weigh the same, but Tibby isn't as big around the chest I don't think. I'd like to get one for Wallis but she is still stout and if the picture I saw is the puppis the growth she has on her side would be either right under it or right behind it and I don't think that would work too well.

Have fun with that baby!! 8)

4th March 2007, 12:08 PM
its a red puppia small,it belongs to lani,i have pm her and await instructions on what i should do with it.you can pm her if you want the puppia is in good condition. jus.

4th March 2007, 12:12 PM

4th March 2007, 12:20 PM
I just noticed the note about the Puppia in this thread - perhaps we should start a new thread on it, but her'es the story on the Puppia for everyone! As some of you know I had 3 smalls - 2 were Lucky's and Jan (gocamping) got Lucky's.

Justine asked about the other and I promised it to her but then got so lame at sending it out with moving and I think Alfie was attached around that time, so I sent it and told her to accept it as a welcome home gift for the new little guy.

If anyone else can use it, I'm happy for the Puppia to go to a new home where it can be used. It's red, small and in pretty good condition. (not new of course). I think donating the monies to a local rescue is a great idea.

4th March 2007, 01:40 PM
hubby has him,apparently hubby has his ears all cleaned up.he is a little bigger than alfs so i am hopng alfs ok with him.will keep you posted.

4th March 2007, 02:06 PM
Oh you are so lucky you must be so excited. They will love each other loads (maybe not today) but they will be great company for each other. I have never regretted getting two. Watching them play is so funny.

4th March 2007, 02:07 PM
By the way I am so going to miss your avatar, its one of the best ones I have seen it is sooo cute.

4th March 2007, 02:25 PM
i hope your right.hubby said we might get them both with the dummies,alfs still likes the dummies he is allways trying to take ellas when she is not looking.

4th March 2007, 02:32 PM
hes here.just taking them for a walk together.

4th March 2007, 03:57 PM
hes here and taken to ella.taken pics hubby will put on in a min.hes gorgous.

7th March 2007, 07:26 PM
i just want to be honest to tell you guys that having charlie did not work out,he was to dominant for poor alfs and i have had to find him another home.alfs wasnt coping very well he wouldnt leave my side and wouldnt eat for a couple of days.so we relented and let him go.i feel so stupid and guilty ist not a nice feeling.

Ginger's Mom
7th March 2007, 07:40 PM
Ohno.. I'm so sorry to hear that this didn't work out.. It seems like you were so excited about this.. I hope you'll find another Cavie soon who'll be perfect for you guys and Alfs..

You shouldn't feel stupid or guilty. I'm sure you found a very good home for Charlie and he'll be a very happy dog there.

Hope Alfs will cope soon. Is that the name, Alfs??

7th March 2007, 07:41 PM
I dont think you should feel stupid at all. Its hard to bring new dogs that are older into a home. Sometimes (just like people) they just rub each other the wrong way. Life would not be pleasant having to worry or step in between them. Maybe another time the right dog will come along. Dont sweat it as they say, you tried and made the right choice for your family.

7th March 2007, 07:46 PM
Don't blame yourself, Justine. You have to do what is right for you and your family.

I went through this a few years ago when I got a Golden Retriever puppy. I just loved her, but had a 14 year old shihtzu that absolutely hated the dog. We decided that it wasn't worth ruining what was left of the shihtzu's life by adding the puppy - no matter how sweet and wonderful she was. We ended up finding the Golden a perfect home with a young man who travels and takes him with her everywhere. We still get pix sometimes of her - standing on mountains, etc.

You've done the right thing.

7th March 2007, 07:48 PM
If it was meant to be, it would have worked out. It is nobody's fault. Perhaps because they were both males? I have heard stories of 2 males in one household trying to dominate so much that they do not like each other. However this is not always the case. At least you have sweet Alfie. Hopefully Emma took the bad news ok and so glad you found him a new home :flwr: :hug:

8th March 2007, 11:54 AM
thanks for the support.my daughter just cried and cried its hard to tell a 6 yr old.she blames alfs.but in the end she understood i think.the chap who has taken him i had checked out as much as i could.but at least charlie is the only dog in his new home.the family bought him new toys,harness and bed so he will get all the att.he needs.alfie is back to his normal self and seems chirppy this morning.i do feel stupid and very guilty.i thought i would get some mean mail i was scared to come on to the site.so many thanks.

8th March 2007, 08:28 PM
oh justine i just read what happened----i'm sorry that must have been very hard to do, especially with kids involved. you did the best thing for alfie and your family. don't feel stupid OR guilty. the right new addition will come along eventually!

k :flwr:

Joanne M
8th March 2007, 08:38 PM
No mean mail here Justine, just lots of support. I'm glad you were able to find Charlie a good home, where he will more than likely flourish. Hugs to you, Alfie, the beautiful Ella and your husband.

Claire L
8th March 2007, 09:29 PM
Hey Justine, I just saw this thread. The same thing happened to us last year when Cara first came to us. Rudee just couldn't cope and I owed it to her to put her first, so I had to let Cara go. I cried for three says afterwards....felt so stupid and inept but it was the right thing to do and I know that if I had kept Cara then , I would have blamed / resented her when Rudee had to be PTS :( but it all worked out in the end and Cara is now back with us...

:flwr: :hug:

8th March 2007, 09:29 PM
Justine the same hapened to me. When Harvey was about a year we got another cav who was a couple of months younger but he was much more lively than Harvey. Poor old Harvey was frightened to death and would not come off the sofa. We felt the same that he was there first and we did not want him to suffer so we took the dog back. We tried again when Harvey was 15 months and got a puppy instead so Harvey is the boss, this time it has all worked out fine. Dont give up enjoy Alfie on his own til he is more grown up then maybe a pup would be better for you.

8th March 2007, 10:14 PM
hi and thanks.i actually phoned alfs breeder today and had a long dicussion about alfs and she also said the same thing ,that bringing another boy in to alfs home has a 50/50 chance of working,also because alfs and him were the same age the boy was going to take over.as she pointed out cavs arnt agrresive and he woudnt of stuck up for himself bacuase not in there nature .she suggested waiting a little longer and getting a puupy would be better as alfie would be able to be the boss.she also sugests trying a female.but we will see as i dont want to make the same mistake agian.

9th March 2007, 06:23 PM
My boys are fine together. Alfie was castrated today and Harvey was already castrated when we got Alfie. I took a few tips from others to ensure Harvey was higher up the ladder than Alfie for example I fed Harvey first made more fuss of him always greet him first when I got home etc. I felt wicked at first to the new pup especially as Harvey was allowed on the bed but not Alfie he went into his crate in the bedroom. Alfie seems happy with his position in the household and gradually he has been allowed the same privilages as Harvey but still seems to be ok with Harvey being boss.