View Full Version : Happy birthday CavalierTalk!

21st March 2008, 02:17 PM
I have been so darn busy I totally forgot that we just passed our THIRD birthday as a community. The very first post was made to Cavaliertalk in the wee hours of March 11 2005 (in fine computing tradition I worked on it a couple of days and only figured it all out and got it live well after midnight!).

Anyway I am happy so many come here to chat and that as we go into our fourth year, we are well on our way to 3000 member registrations, a milestone we will probably reach in the summer. We're the largest cavalier-related board or discussion list on the internet thanks to your participation. :) That means all the things YOU talk about, from fun and frivolous to important behaviour, training and health issues -- quickly become available to anyone doing a quick Google search. On average a thread takes only about a day to be picked up and become searchable now, which is really phenomenal. I have gone to do a search for info for someone's question and found one of the first links that comes back is... to the original question on the board posed a few hours earlier. :lol: But seriously, this does mean that YOU all create important cavalier-related content that is of serious practical use -- or just entertains and amuses -- many. In particular I know the galleries and videos bring pleasure to many non members as they are very popular areas of the board each month. We currently get over 10,000 unique visitors monthly, well beyond the active membership.

So thanks for being a part of it and keep on posting. :)


21st March 2008, 02:31 PM
Happy Birthday to Cavalier Talk and a huge THANK YOU to Karlin. I have learned so much from being a member of this community and have smiled, laughed and shed a few tears along the way.

21st March 2008, 02:36 PM
Well Done and thanks everyone for all the fantastic advice I have picked up in the short time I have been posting.
Fantastic site:)

Cathy T
21st March 2008, 02:49 PM
Happy birthday to us!!!

21st March 2008, 02:52 PM
happy birthday to us!!

21st March 2008, 02:58 PM
Happy Birthday, and many thanks.

21st March 2008, 03:03 PM
Happy Birthday to everyone.A huge thankyou to you all especially Karlin. Without her and this site I would not have my beautiful new little ruby man.

21st March 2008, 04:36 PM

That is quite some achievement Karlin, I love it on here, all the funny pics and threads, all the serious issue's as well, and the fact that we get so many hits is incredible!! Here's to another 3 years, and can I ask?? Where's the :*nana:b*n*n* PARTY??? :lol:

Bruce H
21st March 2008, 05:21 PM
Happy birthday to us!!

And especially I want to say Thank You to you, Karlin, for managing this board. I still can't imagine how you do it and have a job in addition to this.

Cleo's Person
21st March 2008, 05:24 PM
Happy Birthday to us!!!!

Karlin, a huge thank you for running this board. I really enjoy coming here and catching up will all the news and pics etc. Mostly, I have learned how to best look after Cleo and have found this to be a welcoming, warm and supportive community.

Claire L
21st March 2008, 05:31 PM


21st March 2008, 05:51 PM
Oh thats fantastic.Well done karlin,and all the girls,oh and boys on the site.

21st March 2008, 06:20 PM
Happy Birthday to us! Thanks to Karlin:flwr: for starting this forum....and thanks for all the hard work. This board has made a huge difference in the lives of my 3 dogs....and I am sure all the wonderful pups we have here. I have learned so much...and had so many laughs. I start almost every day here and often end the day here too. Thank you so much to everyone.:flwr:

Brian M
21st March 2008, 08:09 PM
And thanks Karlin for our 24 hour on line complete resourse and amusement centre for us and our cavaliers ,its the first thing i check when i get to work and also when i get home!

21st March 2008, 09:22 PM
:hppybdy: Cavalier Talk :D

21st March 2008, 10:39 PM
In that time, hasn't CavalierTalk become a force unto itself. Happy birthday to our forum. :rah:

21st March 2008, 10:48 PM

Jazzie------------------------------------------- Barney---------------------------- Sam

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

Elaine 2
21st March 2008, 11:07 PM
:hppybdy: Cavalier Talk, thanks Karlin

Cathy Moon
22nd March 2008, 12:25 AM
:lotsaluv: Happy 3rd Year CavalierTalk!!!!! :lotsaluv:
And a big :thnku: to Karlin!
Wow! 10,000 unique visitors per month! I had no idea! :cool:

22nd March 2008, 12:46 AM
Oh wow, love the virtual cards and pics and nice posts. :D I had been working away and hadn't checked the thread all day! It's great to know people find the board fun and useful. Onwards -- we have a new board version with lots more great features coming very soon, and I'm working on a main cavaliertalk site to complement the board. Of course that is taking forever. :rolleyes::p

22nd March 2008, 01:27 AM
Karlin, I thank you every day for putting together this fantastic site, and all of you wonderful Cavalier parents out there! I learned so much about the breed by just reading the boards for almost two years before we got our pup. I also learned how to research and select a reputable breeder right here! (I shudder to think that I might have innocently bought from a backyard breeder having no clue as to the health and care issues that are so pertinent to this breed.)

This site is world class, keep up the good work! I would also like to send a big thank you to the moderators for monitoring information posted here and keeping conversations pleasant and relevant! :rah: :hppybdy:

Babette Boop
22nd March 2008, 04:15 AM
Happy Birthday! I dont know what I would do without ya!

22nd March 2008, 06:59 AM
Happy birthday and although I only recently discovered this place I already love it!!!!

Harvey's Mum
22nd March 2008, 07:04 AM
:mexwav::hppybdy::mexwav: Cavalier Talk.

Well done Karlin and a big :thnku: I couldn't survive without this forum.

It makes me laugh and it makes me cry and you ALL are always there if I need any help and for that I :thnku: everyone on this forum.

Anna (Mum of Harvey & Rudi)

22nd March 2008, 03:02 PM
Happy Birthday from Bailey, LouLou, Ginger, Sam and Bubbles! (and all the other pals here at the mo!)

I found this form when we got Bailey 2 years ago and I have learnt so much from all the posts.

Karlin, the work you do is just fantastic and I am so happy that we have become fosters for Cavalier Rescue. It is so rewarding and it brought us our pal Ginger!! ( Always here to help ;) )

Well done to everybody for making the site so successful :rah::rah::rah:

22nd March 2008, 05:19 PM
:hppybdy: Cavalier Talk and thank you Karlin :rah: