View Full Version : News update about Frankie, senior rescue dog

gloucester girl
31st July 2008, 07:32 PM
Hello all,
perhaps you remember Frankie. We "rescued" him in February when his owner of 11 years had to go into a nursing home. We since heard that he passed away (only two weeks after moving). We have had Frankie for 6 months now, and he has brought immeasurable happiness to our family !
He settled in very well and very quickly. He is even happier now that he had his coat groomed professionally and the vet removed quite a few of his teeth. He must have been uncomfortable before because the operation seems to have given him even more energy. He really does act like a puppy sometimes not like the senior dog he is!
Does your cavalier talk? Ours does. When he lies on his back to have his tummy stroked, he makes a kind of purring noise. At first we thought he was growling at us but it soon became clear that it is a happy, cuddly kind of noise. We can even make him "purr" by imitating the sound! This happens particularly first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

Here are some pictures of Frankie in beautiful Ireland. He did love the beaches, and even though we live in a very pretty part of Gloucestershire, it just isn't quite good enough...
If you think of rescuing a cavalier, we can recommend it!

Lots of love from very happy first time dog owners, Susanne & family:lotsaluv:http://www.flickr.com/photos/24240710@N04/2720451928/http://www.flickr.com/photos/24240710@N04/2720451782/http://www.flickr.com/photos/24240710@N04/2719626351/http://www.flickr.com/photos/24240710@N04/2720450154/http://www.flickr.com/photos/24240710@N04/2719624637/

gloucester girl
31st July 2008, 07:56 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2720451928_fe1883f649_s.jpgSorry, here are the pictures...Had forgotten how to do it...;)

31st July 2008, 08:03 PM
Awwww, he's gorgeous and he looks so young - he could pass for 6 or 7, not 11.

gloucester girl
31st July 2008, 08:21 PM
Thank you, Sarah. I have just looked at some pictures of your Rosie on your public profile. She is adorable, too!!! My girls, who should be in bed, but have caught me on the Cavalier Talk site again, think she is beautiful! We would love another cavy, a tri, maybe later... Best wishes, Susanne:rah:

31st July 2008, 08:22 PM
He's a lovely boy!

31st July 2008, 08:35 PM
I can't believe he's 11. He looks great! :D

31st July 2008, 08:39 PM
I have just looked at some pictures of your Rosie on your public profile. She is adorable, too!!! My girls, who should be in bed, but have caught me on the Cavalier Talk site again, think she is beautiful!

Thank you so much Susanne - I think she's adorable as well. But saying that, ALL cavaliers are adorable :):)

Cathy T
31st July 2008, 09:54 PM
Wow!! It's amazing that he is 11 years old! Look at him running!! How wonderful that he's doing so well with you. He sounds wonderful.

31st July 2008, 10:02 PM
He is lovely, Glad he has settled well with you:p

31st July 2008, 10:18 PM
:w*w:He looks great!!!! :thmbsup:

U are obviously doing a great job with him!He doesnt look anywhere near 11!
Regarding the purring noise......my dog Lucie does it too....we initially thought she was growling :rotfl:However have since found out from the breeder of my puppy that its a purring noise means they are happy just like a cat :winkct:....Phew can breathe a sigh of relief there then!! LOL

31st July 2008, 10:49 PM
Great pics :) Frankie looks so happy and content, I love the last pic the way he is lying there with is face between his paws is just like my two:)

Elaine 2
31st July 2008, 11:56 PM
What a handsome lad, he's lovely

1st August 2008, 12:21 AM
He certainly doesn't look or act his age! :) I agree that rescues and especially the older rescues can be the most rewarding dogs.