View Full Version : Multiple Dog Houses-Do You Have A Favourite

Brian M
11th January 2009, 08:01 PM

Took Dawn to her Mums yesterday she lives just outside Sheffield her younger sister (Dawns not her Mums )persuaded her to move over there to enable her to better look after her ,thats a load of cobblers worst thing she ever done ,but thats a long complicated story that I try and keep out of ,she was 86 (her Mum not Dawn ) and lives in a little two bedroom bungalow ,Bob ,Dawns dad died about eight years ago .Anyway the question she asked me was "Do I have a Favourite " to which I replied.Each one of the three came to live with me at different times and for different reasons and they each have totally different unique characters so i therefore have no favourite as each one of them are The Worlds Best Cavalier King Charles Spaniel so therefore each one is my own special favourite Cavalier in The World.

So the question is Do you have a favourite and if yes or no the reasons why or why not.:):confused::D

11th January 2009, 08:17 PM
I have a friend that periodically will ask me "which one is your favorite?" and I am floored at the question. Each one so unique, each one filling my heart in their own way-even the newest from day 1 has filled a space. :D

11th January 2009, 08:19 PM
Interesting, Brian. Well, I have two and they are soooo different. Casey is so sweet, I just want to squeeze her to death (you know what I mean) and Ollie is a little terror, but makes me laugh so much with his antics. So, no I don't have a favorite. I get to cuddle with Casey while Ollie runs around like a crazy dog making me laugh! :)

11th January 2009, 08:37 PM
I could never say I had a 'favourite' or that I loved any of my dogs more than any other. What I will say however is that sometimes a 'special' dog comes along who has such a massive personality that they make a tremendous, unique impact on you.

I've had 2 such Cavaliers - Misty (my very first cav back in 1988) and darling Cailean, who left us for the Bridge last month. It doesn't mean I loved them more than the others; they were just huge characters :).

11th January 2009, 10:35 PM
This is hard my very first cavalier was a loverly dog and set me wanting more he had such a good character even though he was very ill
Rocky what can I say he was a angel loved everyone he would make a fuss
Barney he is nuts sits outside when it is windy to try to get anything that comes near him
Jazzie is not a cavalier but is my old boy
Sam:lotsaluv: *ng*l
Jake well I have never had a dog like him 99 times out of a 100 he is a dream but you must be aware that he can and does bite without warning
so no I do not have a 'favourite'
---Aileen and the gang(Barney--Jazzie---Jake)

11th January 2009, 11:11 PM
My first ever dog was a heinz 57 (aha), he was my childhood dog, I was 5 when he came to us and I was 20 when he died (filling up now) he was the best dog ever and when he died it took me 17 years to have another dog who is my little soulmate Jasper, he's my left arm. Then Gabby came along a year ago, she is such an inquisitive, full of life little thing who can drive me to distraction (and a nervous breakdown after her recent incident the other week). I guess I love all three of them in different ways but I couldn't say which is my favourite although my little Jasper is something else :).

Margaret C
11th January 2009, 11:43 PM
My favourite is the one that is sitting on my knee, or lying on my pillow, or making me laugh at their antics, at that particular point in time.
I love them all for their different characters, although Monty was my dog in a lifetime.

Margaret C

12th January 2009, 12:11 AM
Absolutely I have a favourite: Jaspar. I don't know if i will ever have a dog like him again; to me he is the perfect dog, that once in a lifetime dog. He half reads my mind and learns intuitively and is a joy. All the others I love for their own personalities but Jaspar is the special one.

12th January 2009, 12:18 AM
Lady LouLou is my special one! Out of the three she is the baby. I can't make a turn without her knowing or wondering what is the story! Just had that special connection with her from day one. She's the only one who gets up to the bedroom (now and again). And if Gerry is honest, she is his favorite too!!!

Cathy T
12th January 2009, 12:26 AM
Jake holds a very special place in my heart. He is my first Cavalier and my first dog in over 20 years. At two years old he had cancer, had surgery and is my little survivor, I was sure I was going to lose him. He is my soul buddy (he only has eyes for me!!)

I love my Sweet Shelby Sue. She is my perfect lovely little girl.

But....Jake does have that special place in my heart....even though he absolutely wear me out at times ;)

12th January 2009, 12:50 AM
I love each one of mine and each holds a special place in my heart for different reasons.

They each bring me joy everyday,but are all totally different.

Gus ...my first cavalier and my sensible little man.

Pippin (above).... what can I say! A little devil at times but so tiny and such a little baby, he is almost five years old and looks like a puppy(acts like one too!)

DJ...my rescue boy, a little wired at times, but such a darling.

I don't have a favourite. I adore them all.

12th January 2009, 02:03 AM
I think the word used to for me would be "heart dog" instead of favorite. I guess there are dogs that find a special place in your heart and when they are gone, you find yourself missing them terribly. My childhood dog was like that. He was an "only dog" though...not competition. Shadow, my first wolf was definitely one of my heart dogs. Though I had four wolves, and she has been dead 7 years, I sometimes still tear up and I miss her. Pixie was definitely one of those "heart dogs". She was the first dog I "fell in love" with since Shadow died, and when Pixie died, I was so utterly unprepared. She was only 11 months old. I've never felt so angry, sad and heartbroken that I can ever remember. Right now, I am so very much in love with both Bandit and Lizzie, but not sure that either of them qualify as "heart dogs" the way Bandit, Shadow and Pixie did. I love all the "big doggies" too, but I must say that the cavaliers hold special places.

I think that with dogs, just like with people, we fall in love, and there is sometimes just "something there", a chemistry, a bond that defies explanation. What a rare and beautiful thing it is when we have that.

Love my Cavaliers
12th January 2009, 02:03 AM
My litlle Riley - I think every dog should be a clone of her. Everything about her is just perfect for me. Her temperament, her affection, her looks at me, she's so quiet and unassuming - she just tugs at my heart strings. I think somebody on another post a while back called their dog their heart dog, and Riley is that. While I love and adore the others and can't imagine my life without them, Riley is the one special dog in my life.

Love my Cavaliers
12th January 2009, 02:05 AM
Brotymo - we were defintely on the same wavelength at the same time thinking about our "heart" dogs! Well said.

Mom of Jato
12th January 2009, 03:31 AM
I love both of mine equally I think. Jato was my first Cavalier, and I adore him so much that it made me want another one, so then we got Zoey 7 months later. They both have very different personalities, but I love that about them. Jato is my boy...follows me everywhere! Zoey always wants to see what I'm doing, but is content watching from a connecting room. They are both amazing- you can tell I'm in love with them. :lotsaluv:

Brian M
12th January 2009, 09:40 AM
Hi and Thanks

Even though its Monday morning and I am at work I hop on and off the forum at very regular intervals and its so very heart warming to read all those amazing posts from members ,smashing reading ,can we have lots more please.:):D:)

12th January 2009, 11:36 AM
Over the years a number of dogs n cats have joined me for a time. I cant say I have a favourite, but each and every one has been 'special' to me and I remember them for their own 'special' characteristics.

Sheena, my 1st Cav was a mis marked B/T - special cos she was a living breathing hot water bottle. She never had pups of her own, but happily shared Mistys litter (even coming into milk to feed them!!) She was never more than 6" away, and died peacefully in her sleep with her head on my Fathers feet.

Misty was my 1st Show girl (never got more than 3rd) and was Mum to Beau and Chebbie. Shes Special cos she gave me my first litter and was such a sweetie.

Beau was a really handsome dog, another love bucket.When I disbanded he went to live with an Aunt n Uncle to be spoiled rotten by them.

Chebbie (short for Cherub) was so pretty, a really feminine little girl with the sweetest nature.

Tammy was a Shih tzu I had from 24 hours old.I bought her for 2p - hence the nickname Tammy Tuppence. She never realised she was a dog, and would eat only human food, and then only if it came off your plate! She had the sweetest nature, but once during a burgulary she chased the burgular all the way to the high street with our neighbour in hot pursuit - the Cavs elected to stay behind!

Amber is a real sweetie and Bobby has such a kind loving nature.

Therefore no favourites, but each one very special to me.

Diane xx

12th January 2009, 11:50 AM
I have a definate favourite, but I'm not going to post who incase they read it!

12th January 2009, 12:35 PM
There is no doubt that of all the pets I've had in my life Mindy is my heart dog. She is my first Cavalier. We were infatuated with each other from the first time we laid eyes on each other. Like Karlin's Jasper she is so intuitive. I've often thought she could read my mind.

Max is 100% fun. I had forgotten how much fun it was to have a puppy in the house. He reminds me of the Tasmanian Devil because he is usually going at full speed or crashed out napping. While Mindy is in love with me there is no doubt that Max is in love with Mindy. He views her as a playmate, protector (which I find hilarious) and preferred pillow. He seems to be a very intuitive learner as well and is very eager to please. He has been in our lives for less than two months and I can't imagine not having him.

Cathy T
12th January 2009, 04:16 PM
Brotymo - we were defintely on the same wavelength at the same time thinking about our "heart" dogs! Well said.

Well said!!! I love the term "heart" dog....perfect!

12th January 2009, 04:25 PM
I have a definate favourite, but I'm not going to post who incase they read it!

:rotfl: :rotfl:

Of my four cats, Jessie is my favourite though I love them all in different ways, for different reasons.

12th January 2009, 07:47 PM
Well, hmmmmmmm.....Dottie was my first Cavalier and I was head over heels in love with her the moment I laid eyes on her. She is sweet, sensitive, funny and excels at patrolling the fence line to keep the yard safe from stray cats and butterflys......Then we have our sweet, sweet and very special Claire. She has only lived with us for a few short months but we knew by the second day of fostering that she would be staying with us for the rest of her life. She just has such a wise look about her, and eyes and a (mostly toothless) smile that would melt the iciest heart. The girls just each have such individual, but complementary personalities that complete each other. Wouldn't trade either one for ANYTHING! :luv:

12th January 2009, 09:41 PM
I love both of my boys, but I would have to say that Miles is my favorite. I kind of feel guilty for having a favorite, but he is like a little person. He was also "my" first dog (meaning not my parents/family dog). He is so in touch with me and I can tell that he is very perceptive to my feelings. He and I have a very strong bond; Truman just kind of likes everyone, where as Miles is so loyal and only wants to be with me. He's a little stinker though - the other night the boys were being too wild while on the couch and I told them both "off!" and Truman jumped off the couch immediately - and do you know what Miles did? He slowly walked over to me on the couch, sat down on my lap, layed his head back and just stared up at me with those big, beautiful, soulful eyes...now how could I tell him to get off the couch after that?!? :cool:

15th January 2009, 01:54 AM
My Cavalier, Quentin, is my favorite! He is my third dog, and now I have four. He is such a calm, down to earth boy....and he clings to me no matter where I am in the house. I taught him how to enjoy his life, as he was just a kennel dog before I got him. We go on car rides together all the time, and he loves to come to work with me since I work at a vet clinic! I love my three girls, but I love having my little boy. :-)