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Patricia A
10th November 2008, 09:10 PM
Hello! My name is Patricia and I have a newly adopted Cavalier/Cocker mix from the local shelter, the Hornell Animal Shelter (http://www.hornellanimalshelter.org/). "Clancy" is not only my first Cavalier (mix) but my first Spaniel of any kind, and my first small dog. We also have a newly adopted Pit Bull, Mac, from a rescue organization, Smilin' Pit bull Rescue (http://www.spbr.org/). We lost our 14 year old Pit Bull X in September, a year and a half after losing our two 15 year olds, a Border Collie X and a Lab X. We also have three cats, Princess, an 11 yo diabetic, and Eliot and Oscar the Siamese boys.

I'm finding out the learning curve is a little higher when you shift gears to a small dog - but Clancy is the happiest dog I've ever seen. Absolutely EVERYTHING is his favorite thing on earth!!! I'm looking forward to learning from others' experiences and hopefully finding lots of ways to keep Clancy entertained and to help further his training.

brotymo
11th November 2008, 02:53 AM
welcome to the board! My first dog was a half cocker spaniel, half ??? I got him when I was 10.
He looked like a little bearded collie and weighed 18 lbs! He was a smart, sweet, wonderful dog. Now I have cavaliers, and I love them!
You will enjoy your little guy.
Here you will find lots of nice people who can give great advice and a wonderful supportive "shoulder" if you need that, too.

hbmama
11th November 2008, 06:12 AM
icon_welcome to the board!

Ejay
11th November 2008, 07:38 AM
hi Patricia!

welcome to the board - look forward to seing some pics of Clancy

ice-cavi
11th November 2008, 09:38 AM
Welcome and congratulations on Clancy:) HeĀ“ll keep you smiling forever,cavaliers tend to do that:)

Shelli
11th November 2008, 10:58 AM
icon_welcome

pippa
11th November 2008, 11:19 AM
Hi Patricia

cosmic81
12th November 2008, 10:53 PM
Welcome Patricia!!
cocker and cavalier are my favorite breeds :)
I am so glad to hear that you rescued not only 1 but 2 dogs!!

petcrazyme
13th November 2008, 10:53 PM
Welcome! This is an invaluable forum. I'd love to see some pictures of Clancy. Sounds like he's very lucky that you've found him!