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Cathy T
22nd September 2007, 11:22 PM
I'm finally caught up enough to tell you all about our trip to Carmel and Ojai. I'm so glad our first night was nothing like the rest of our trip! Our "cottage" was a complete disaster! It was a complete dump, smelled moldy and mildewy, the floor were uneven, the carpets were horribly stained and it was ancient!! We were supposed to stay there three nights!! I could barely get through 1 night. We did meet another couple with their Cavalier who were also there for the fun match. They had a newly remodeled unit....it was nice.
So, on Saturday we headed to Carmel for a little shopping. Found Diggity Dog....what a store!!! I was in heaven. But we had to head out for the show.
Jake and Shelby sitting on a bench in the village
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Stopping for a little rest
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How cute was this??!! A real estate office had a bowl of water and chest of doggie treats out front. Yep, Jake is eye-balling those treats!
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Sitting on the wall in front of the park...NO DOGS ALLOWED!!!
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And then we were off. The match was fun. Lots of great little dogs. I finally I got to meet (in person!) the woman I help with rescue. And her 3 dogs. The best part.....sitting and chatting with Jeanne!! Darby and Tucker are so dang cute....that Tucker, I just can't get enough of that silly little face. There was a longest ears contest....but I was so busy talking we completely missed it. Oh well, we would have gotten out butts beat by this black & tan that had to be hairest boy I've ever seen!!
Jake making friends
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Darby chilling
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Sorry about this one Jeanne! I'm not sure what you were doing...but we know what Tucker was doing....trying to get away from those kids!! This little girl was just nuts about Tucker....Tucker not so much nuts about her. He completely buried himself into Jeanne's neck!!
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Taking in the show
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We spent the 2nd night at the Best Western. Ah.....no mildew!! And then off to Ojai. We went the coast route.
Checking out the view
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Hey....where's our pizza??!!!
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Snoozing away.
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I was in a store in Ojai when a woman came up. She said she had been "stalking" me!! She saw the dogs and that was what she's been looking for. She turned the car around and we were gone. So she started going into stores until she found us. I've sent her some info on breeders and hope she finds her own little bundle of joy soon.
Our suite in Oaji was so nice and so relaxing. We just laid around and rested. Did a little shopping. Went out for dinner. And slept like we were sleeping in a cloud!
All in all....a great trip!!! And the dogs were so good for the whole trip. Jake didn't even mark once!!!

Karlin
22nd September 2007, 11:31 PM
:jump:

I've been waiting for news of your weekend! Those are such great pics -- Shelby always has the most enthusiastic expression. :lol: I know that store in Carmel, I got a cavalier magnet there about a week before I came back to Ireland and got Jaspar. Memories! Little did I think at that point how involved my life would become with these darn dogs!

Tell us some more about the actual cavalier event -- !!

*Pauline*
22nd September 2007, 11:40 PM
Cathy, you can just tell from those pictures your dogs are very well behaved. I love the mountain picture, I can just about see a bridge crossing in the background, it kind of gives you an impression of the scale of the mountains. And that second picture of you three, you all look lovely. :D

Cathy Moon
22nd September 2007, 11:51 PM
Wow! Lovely photos and description of your trip. Your cavs look so happy. :):) I would love to visit the places you went.

pinkpuppy
23rd September 2007, 12:19 AM
Awesome! Love the photos of all the gorgeous Cavaliers. Most important for me, I miss California! :(

Karlin
23rd September 2007, 12:34 AM
PS I would have thought Jake's ears could beat about any dog on length -- must have been a REALLY hairy B&T!

Hmmm, just rechecked those pics and realise Shelby's are just as long! Amazing ears...

Cathy T
23rd September 2007, 01:41 AM
Tell us some more about the actual cavalier event -- !!

Umm.....wish I could but to be honest....I spent the majority of the time sitting and talking to Jeanne!! :) The lay out of the back yard was really difficult. The area where they were showing was very small and there really wasn't any room for spectators. It wasn't til we left that I realized...hmmm, never did get into the longest ears contest!! :D But we had a really nice afternoon. Yeah, b&t boy had us beat by a mile....I've never seen such a long-haired Cavalier in my life!!

Doggydad
23rd September 2007, 01:44 PM
CT - Great photos and wonderful looking family. Never tire of seeing such gorgeous cavvies. Looks like a good time was had by all. cl*p

Thanks for sharing.

Caraline
23rd September 2007, 10:55 PM
What fabulous photos and it sounds like you had a great time... mouldy carpet & all. Had to laugh at your guys eyeballing the treats. How well mannered they are. My guys would have run up and snarfed the lot.

Jen
24th September 2007, 03:27 PM
What great pics; looks like you guys had so much fun!!

moonbeams
24th September 2007, 03:33 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! :p

Rj Mac
24th September 2007, 06:30 PM
Brilliant photo's, glad you all had a great time :)

Ginger's Mom
24th September 2007, 09:33 PM
Wow it looks like you had a great time there! What is the name of that disaster cottage (was it in Ojai or Carmel)? I'll make a note next time we go up to the places.

By the way is that you in the first photo? I think I remember seeing you at the Cavalier meet-up in Mission Viejo. I petted Shelly, such a beautiful girl. Now that I know you, next time I'll come by and say hello. (I'm a little shy person, hehe)

Glad you had a good time!!

Ginger's Mom
24th September 2007, 09:34 PM
I mean the second photo.. Didn't see the top photo.. :)

Claire L
24th September 2007, 10:04 PM
Great pics Cathy. Glad it all worked out in the end. Jake and Shelby look gorgeous as always. I never tire of seeing your two beautiful babies :lotsaluv:

Cathy T
25th September 2007, 03:32 AM
Oh Veronica....don't be shy!!! Come up and introduce yourself next time (yes, that's me with the pups). We have a group from the boards that all sit together and have the best time. I don't make it up every month but am making the effort to come up whenever I can.

The awful place was in Carmel. It's called the Carmel River Inn. The remodeled units looks nice but the older ones are the pits.

cb2u
25th September 2007, 04:05 AM
Those pictures are terrific; your cavs are gorgeous!

I especially love the pic of them sitting at the table. :)