View Full Version : What do I say?

14th March 2009, 08:21 PM
At my regular "doggy social" I met a very nice older gentleman with another cavalier. I was chatting with him and it turns out she came from a pet store. :eek: I do not think he knows much about the breed. He asked me how big they get, and he told me he knew they got heart disease but didn't know about the hip problems.
I did not say anything much because I didn't want to be rude or sound like a know-it-all. I think will be seeing him regularly at future socials. He seems like a very nice man and I don't want to leave him in the dark. Should I just start talking about the breed's health problems? Should I direct him to this board? Do I even tell him about puppy mills and pet stores?

Brian M
14th March 2009, 09:27 PM

Thats what I do any awkward questions ,get help.send him to the board.:)

Cathy Moon
14th March 2009, 09:29 PM
I'd tell him about CavTalk!

14th March 2009, 10:05 PM
I agree I'd tell him about cavalier talk. I sure wish somebody had talked to me or told me about cavalier talk. I thank god every day for me that day running across this site. This is the site that made me diagnose my own dog with sm. Both my husband and I say many times a week--my god if we had not got Bentley in November and discovered this site in December and then my curiosity about this sm deal I saw on here--what would have happened next--Abbey falling over and having to put her to sleep. If I had discovered this site years ago Abbey would not have suffered for as long as she did.

14th March 2009, 10:32 PM
i would encourage him to get pet insurance 'just incase' and also point him in the direction of cav talk