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Phyllis
29th December 2007, 09:42 PM
Hello everyone,
My name is Phyllis and I have two Cavaliers, Molly who is 5 and Cholmondeley (pr. Chumley as you in the U.K. know) who is 14 months. We were grieving after losing our son at 28 and researched Cavaliers who were said to be ideal for older,retired people-we are retired teachers. I don't have to tell you how these charming,loving little dogs have helped us with our sorrow. They are the therapy dogs par excellence!
We found a wonderful small Cav. breeder near us who needed to place Molly at 31/2 as she had had uterine inertia with her second litter and needed a caesarian and then was spayed. She was a much loved family dog but as there is a three dog limit in a residential area the breeder had to place her if she was to continue her line. There were tears but Molly adapted beautifully and loved all the attention as an " only dog" after being part of a small pack. That didn't last long,though ,as we kept in touch with the breeder with Molly visits and just had to have a pup from her next litter as it was such a treat when we went to visit " the gang of four" at her house.We didn't know such friendly,happy little dogs existed ,as our experience had been with other breeds.
We adore our two Blenheims- Molly is Cholmondeley's granny.
I really enjoy reading the threads on the site and looking at the beautiful photos.

Nicki
29th December 2007, 09:52 PM
Welcome Phyllis and thank you so much for sharing your story. I was so sorry to read of the loss of your son, but it's wonderful to know that the Cavaliers have helped you - they are such special dogs, and always seem to know when you need just that little extra TLC.

I think many breeders find it hard to part with their older dogs, but even in areas where they do not have to comply with legislation, they can still only manage a limited number of dogs and so it is the best solution. The dog gets to enjoy much more individual attention as part of a small pack or as an only dog, and the breeder has the space to carry on breeding.

Molly and Cholmondeley sound wonderful - hope that you may be able to post some photos, we'd love to "meet" them and look forward to hearing more about them.

Charleen
29th December 2007, 09:54 PM
icon_welcome to the board.