View Full Version : Mistress Megan of mine is eleven today

25th November 2009, 10:35 AM
My precious ruby, Megan, has made it to her 11th birthday today, in spite of several setbacks. I’m pleased to say that at the moment she is well, happy and enjoying her day with her three pals and I thought I'd like to share such an important milestone with you all. She is the first of my Cavaliers to live longer than 10 years.

Megan arrived at our house on Easter Monday 1999 – the same day as a young French friend, a grand-daughter of the family I first got to know when I was a student in France in the 1960s!! It was Caroline who chose her green collar and lead, and we have stuck to green ever since as it suits her so well.

At first we called her Nutmeg, because of her beautiful colour, but that soon got shortened to Meg. She was 5 months old, but in spite of this young age, we were already her 5th home!!! She was bred in Warwickshire, then sold to somebody in Gloucestershire, then sold on again with a view to showing. However, that didn’t work out, so she was advertised in our local paper. I answered the ad, but she had already gone and I was very disappointed, as you can all imagine.

To my great joy, a couple of months later she was back again – the new owner had taken a full time job and, thank goodness, had the good sense to return her. This time I just wasn’t to be denied – she was definitely “meant” for me, so came to live with us as a companion for our then 8-year old Black and Tan, Louie.

Unfortunately her first twelve months did not run smoothly. Within 4 weeks of her arrival I found myself suddenly hospitalised for surgery and a course of chemotherapy. I was absolutely determined that Megan wouldn’t go to home number 6. Thankfully I had a marvellous and supportive husband and in-laws and several good “doggy” friends, who got us through a very sticky time.

Since that difficult start, Megan has had an enormously varied life, travelling frequently with us to see family in Devon and staying with many kind friends when we have had to go abroad. She takes everything in her stride and is the wisest, calmest, waggiest pal anyone could wish to have.

Even though she is totally deaf and was first diagnosed with SM and hydrocephalus in 2006, she seems quite stable on her medication regime, enjoys regular short walks and eats for England.

Long may it be so, my lovely, lovely girl – you could not be more special to us. :hppybdy::hppybdy::hppybdy:


25th November 2009, 10:52 AM
What are your beauty secrets Megan? You don't look your age at all :lotsaluv:

25th November 2009, 11:01 AM
Oh bless her she is an absolute darling. Something so very precious about these oldies...

I'm so gald she came to you, she was obviously meant to be yours :D, and what a wonderful life she has shared with you - you have many special happy memories to treasure. I hope she will be with you for years to come yet, creating more memories.

:hppybdy::hppybdy: to a lovely old lady - and here's to many more.

I just adore the Rubies - she looks so dignified...but I wonder if she is a little scallywag at heart like most of the Rubies!!

25th November 2009, 11:12 AM
what a beautiful lady!!
:hppybdy: Megan, and many more to come:)

25th November 2009, 11:23 AM
What a beautiful Lady! Happy Birthday Megan :).

(There seems to be lots of november birthdays!)

Brian M
25th November 2009, 12:18 PM
Hi Megan

You are a beautiful Lady ,and Happy Birthday To You and lots and lots more .The two of you were meant to be together:):hppybdy:

25th November 2009, 12:42 PM
:hppybdy: Megan is a real beauty.

25th November 2009, 12:49 PM
She's adorable! Happy birthday Megan


25th November 2009, 01:05 PM
What a good story, I was going to say ending, but it is not finished yet....So glad you and Megan are good. very happy birthday Megan!

25th November 2009, 01:28 PM
Very very :hppybdy: to Megan 11 years young. Oooh shes luvly!

25th November 2009, 03:03 PM
:hppybdy: 11th Birthday Megan, lovely to read her story, she is such a beautiful girl, here`s hoping she has many more birthdays.:)

25th November 2009, 04:20 PM
Meagan is so elegant...Happy birthday!!!


25th November 2009, 04:46 PM
:hppybdy: Megan

And many many more years to come.
She is a beauty.

25th November 2009, 05:14 PM
Thank you so much for all your messages and kind words -made me go all bleary-eyed, but it's lovely to know my beautiful girl has fans all around the world

26th November 2009, 02:25 AM
She is so beautiful and looks so content.

Mom of Jato
26th November 2009, 02:42 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful!!! :hppybdy:

Cathy T
26th November 2009, 04:25 PM
What a wonderful story!! She was truly meant to be with you. And what a beautiful girl....she takes my breath away she is so pretty. Happy 11th little lady.

27th November 2009, 12:29 PM
Sending a belated :hppybdy: to the beautiful Megan.

Claire L
2nd December 2009, 08:46 PM
:oops:how could I miss such a special occasion.

Megan you are a beautiful girl and I wish you many more Birthdays :lotsaluv:


3rd December 2009, 01:03 PM
What a beautiful girl Megan is!

Happy Birthday (albeit a little late) from us!


Margaret C
3rd December 2009, 11:44 PM
Apologies to the beautiful Megan, somehow I missed your special day.
I hope you were thoroughly spoilt.

4th December 2009, 09:15 AM
Thank you, Margaret, and all of you who have sent messages since my last "thank you". If only there was some way to let the dogs know how much they are valued by their friends on this Forum!

I shall give Megan and extra cuddle from each of you :*nana: