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StillPooh
5th May 2011, 03:07 PM
My name is Denise, and I have been mad for Cavaliers since I met my first one 8 years ago. Not long after the baby in my avatar joined our family. Clancy is now 7 1/2 years old. When he was 2, we adopted a 5 year old blenheim boy from a breed rescue. Dillon had been a stud dog in an Amish puppy mill in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately he had MVD, and died quite suddenly last August.

After much soul searching, we have decided it just feels weird only having one dog, and so baby Oliver is coming home next week! I am excited but also nervous, as I haven't raised up a baby since Clancy. My friends assure me it will come right back like riding a bicycle; let's hope they are right!

Me meeting Oliver for the 1st time:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/StillPooh/Family%20and%20Friends/Meeting%20Oliver/MeandOliver.jpg

Cathy T
5th May 2011, 04:03 PM
Welcome Denise!!! Bless you for taking Dillon in and giving him a wonderful life for the time you had him. Oliver is adorable!! Puppies are challenging...but it will all come back to you. My youngest was 7 when we adopted our now 15 month old. I had forgotten how challenging a puppy was....and have now forgotten again ;)

StillPooh
5th May 2011, 04:56 PM
My youngest was 7 when we adopted our now 15 month old.
How long did it take for him to forgive you? :-D

I worry about how Clancy will deal with a bouncing baby in the house. But I will make use of the playpen when he needs a break, and he also has a favorite chair he can retreat to. I hope in time he will be glad for the company.

StillPooh
5th May 2011, 07:17 PM
Just got a call from the breeder. Oliver (who turned 8 weeks old yesterday) passed his vet check with flying colors, and at 4.5 lbs is now big enough (and eating solids exclusively) to come home! We weren't expecting him until next Wednesday at the earliest!

Clancy has a checkup with his neurologist tomorrow (he has epilepsy), so it looks like we'll be driving down to get Oliver on Saturday! :jump:

Chamberlain
5th May 2011, 08:59 PM
Welcome! I am also in Maryland!

Are there many puppies farms where we are? I am not from here... Scary to think about! :yikes I always imagine them really far away and not somewhere close!

StillPooh
5th May 2011, 09:06 PM
Are there many puppies farms where we are?
There are LOTS up in Pennsylvania. I always thought of the Amish as crop farmers, but breeding livestock is much more lucrative for a lot of them, apparently. :(

Desrae
6th May 2011, 12:09 AM
icon_welcome that's a lovely picture of yerself and your new furry friend! Rest in Peace dear Dillon.

mommytoClaire
6th May 2011, 01:51 AM
Welcome to Cavalier Talk. You've found a great place to share your sweet babies.

So sorry to hear about Dillion. Was he on meds for his MVD?

Pacific
6th May 2011, 05:17 AM
Welcome!
So sorry about Dillon, bless you for giving him a great life with you!
Congrats on the new pup, he's beautiful, and so is Clancy!

emmastewartliberty
6th May 2011, 11:17 AM
Welcome. Lovely photo.icon_welcome

Brian M
6th May 2011, 11:58 AM
Hi

And wellcome and thanks for posting a lovely photo.:)

Jasper and Holly
6th May 2011, 10:29 PM
Welcome to this great forum you will find heaps of great info on here. Lovely photos and I look forward to seeing more photo soon.

robbieswan
7th May 2011, 07:05 AM
Hello there. Great to see you and your new addition.