View Full Version : My new baby boy!

Debby with a Y
24th September 2007, 12:49 PM
After months and months of unsuccesfully trying to rescue an adult Cavalier...they are so rare in South Florida (that's a GOOD thing) and the demand is so high...my partner and I had many discussions and I finally decided to look into puppies from good breeders.

I did a lot of research and was lucky to find someone who I highly respect nearly in my own backyard! Yesterday we visited Keith Robbins of Blue Tide in Fort Lauderdale, and it was so difficult to decide between two gorgeous boys but as you can see from my avatar, I have fallen in love!!

I spent 2-1/2 hours in the breeder's home. My boyfriend, who has owned dogs all his life and has purchased many puppies from breeders (he's a schnauzer fancier), was very impressed with how they live. There are three litters of little puppies there right now, and a few older puppies he is keeping, and several adults...yet everyone was clean, healthy, and totally well socialized. The adult dogs are in love with the breeder, you can really see the bonds. I've never been around so many dogs at one time in my life...I said that I felt like I was on the set of 101 Dalmations!!!

As Jay said, anyone who can have so many dogs yet everyone is clean and sweet and healthy and well loved...I feel very good about this. I also got to see all of the health certificates, and baby goes to the breeder's vet this coming Thursday, and because baby comes home the evening of October 4, he told me to make an appointment at my vet for October 5.

Funny, I ended up not with the pup originally picked out for me. I passed on the dog the breeder initially selected for me, a beautiful show-possible puppy from the most beautiful mother I've ever seen, and selected a boy from a very pretty and sporty mom who will be my adventure pal for life. The personality was just a better fit for me. It was cool to meet the baby's mom AND grandmom. Seeing their personalities was the clincher. Baby's daddy is in California. Gemma's baby, originally selected for me, is the most beautiful boy but probably more laid back than I want. Gemma is a princess and her son seemed like he would be a little couch potato. Annie is more active and her son is a little devil...just what I want in a pup!!!

Is this true love or what?

Now to decide what to name my baby...I have lots of ideas and I am open to suggestions.

I have a LOT of shopping to do in the next few weeks!!!! I'm taking a couple of vacation days when baby comes home. I know I won't want to go back to work after that...

24th September 2007, 01:15 PM
Congratulations he looks just beautiful!!!!!!!!! Goodluck with your little man :)

24th September 2007, 01:17 PM
So happy to hear that you and your furbaby have found each other, For what iots worth, I woukd have gone with the more adventurous puppy as well. Have fun naming your little guy. I can't wait to find out what it will be! Also when he's a little older and had all his shots we should have a playdate. Zena and Ziggy want to meet your little one!

Debby with a Y
24th September 2007, 01:21 PM
Julie, yes! And I just found out yesterday that you can take doggies to John Lloyd State Park beach as long as they are on a leash...I have an annual park pass, I live two minutes from there, and I have a small SUV that will hold all our doggies so once baby is big enough, let's go! A friend had her dog there yesterday at a picnic and the doggie was having a blast!

24th September 2007, 01:33 PM
Oh he's just adorable. Congratulations! Now for a name...icon_nwunsure

24th September 2007, 01:43 PM
He looks beautiful :D

24th September 2007, 01:53 PM
Congrats on finally getting ur baby!!

24th September 2007, 03:55 PM
I think he's going to be a rather sweet looking boy when he's grown up. So I think a nice soft sweet sounding name like Toby.

Debby with a Y
24th September 2007, 04:14 PM
Funny you should say that, Pauline. The breeder said he is not going to grow up to be a very masculine looking dog. The pup I didn't choose is extremely handsome and all boy, but all things considered, including his mom and grandmom's personalities compared to the other boy's mom's personality, I think my boy will be the more athletic of the two. The other boy would be PERFECT for someone who watches a lot of TV, which is not me, LOL!

24th September 2007, 04:36 PM
The breeder said he is not going to grow up to be a very masculine looking dog.

That's what I meant ;) Often people say to me my dog is too pretty to be a boy, I take it as a compliment. Are you any closer to choosing a name?

24th September 2007, 05:09 PM
Oh Debby, he is sooooo sweet!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! I am so happy for you!!! Make sure to take lots and lots of photos of him when he is so small....they grow up so quickly!

24th September 2007, 05:56 PM
congratulations! he's adorable, so hard to pick names though.. in the end I chose my names from a rose book. Roseita (Rozie) and Pascha.

24th September 2007, 06:01 PM
What a lovely little lad. Congrats.:rah:

Rj Mac
24th September 2007, 06:27 PM
Congratulations, he's gorgeous, any thoughts on a name yet?.......how about Rocky icon_nwunsure

Debby with a Y
24th September 2007, 07:33 PM
I am chuckling, no, no closer yet! Still have a list I'm thinking about...my partner and I love the name Bobby or Robby, but we already have two Rockys (a cat and a dog, both named Rocky before we met each other) and we think Bobby or Robby may sound too similar to Rocky.

I am a librarian and I checked out three puppy care books during my lunch hour today...I want to be ready for baby boy!

Debby with a Y
24th September 2007, 07:35 PM
Oh yes and regarding pictures, I plan to take at least one photo a day of him to chronicle his growth! :snap: Maybe my baby will even have his own blog, LOL!!! :cffee:

Claire L
24th September 2007, 10:14 PM
Congratulations on your new furbaby Debby :flwr: he looks so gorgeous and cuddly :luv:........... enjoy!!

25th September 2007, 08:16 PM
Congratulations Debby! He is so cute and I'm sure you're so excited to bring him home. One of the other names we really liked was Oliver...we ended up naming our baby boy Miles :)

Harry & Heidi's mom
25th September 2007, 08:21 PM
he is adorable, what about Beau..... as in beautiful????

Andy & Kris
25th September 2007, 08:40 PM
He's so sweet - I want one!!!!

25th September 2007, 09:02 PM
Yay, Debby! He is adorable! :D

25th September 2007, 09:50 PM
Okay, names. . . . I do not want to give you ones I might want to use myself but here are some runners up for you to consider, all "W"s:

Worthington nicknamed Worthy
William or Wilson nicknamed Willie
Wooster nicknamed WooWoo (I love this but I know one so can't use it!)
Woodward nicknamed Woody

I could go on and on. I love thinking up puppy names! Have fun picking the one that works for you.

Debby with a Y
26th September 2007, 12:27 AM
Woo Woo, I love it!!!

Still kicking around the names. I'm visiting him on Sunday and I'm going to ask him and his mommy what his name is. :luv:

He is ALL I can think about anymore!

I found out today that there is a store that sells premium dog foods very close to work!! Many brands of raw as well as the top organic and natural brands. Thank goodness, I thought I was going to have to drive to Miami to get his food!