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7th August 2011, 12:27 PM
Hi, everyone!
My name is Marina and I'm from Croatia. I have the cutest 11-week old Cavie baby girl named Amelie :l*v: She's been with me for 3 weeks now. Only, the reason why I have Amelie is a very sad one. You see, up until a month ago my best friend and biggest love was my Cavie Rio, the cutest 2-year old Blenheim. In the period of 2 years, the 2 of us went through everything together - from changing jobs and apartments, cities even, to breaking up relationships and starting new ones. Whatever life threw at us, Rio and I dealt with it together. Until I went to Tunisia for holidays. My mom was looking after him, taking him to walks and all. But one day, Rio sensed a cat, hurried toward it, my mom lost control of the lead, a car came by, and that was it..... Rio was no longer in my life. Everything had changed, my whole world had been crushed. The only thing I could do, so I wouldn't drown in my sadness, was to get another Cavie as soon as possible. And this is where Amelie comes in :-) She has brought me so much joy and hope at the time when I thought nothing ever could...
So here we are, Amelie and I, at the start of a new friendship and hopefully, a long-term life filled with happiness :l*v:

And now a few pics of my 2 favourite dogs in the whole world. First Rio, R.I.P. :(




And now my new love, Amelie :D





7th August 2011, 01:57 PM
Welcome :). So sorry to hear of your loss of Rio;it is very hard always but especially with a young dog to an unexpected situation like this. Amelie is adorable and I am sure helps to heal your loss. :flwr:

7th August 2011, 02:15 PM
Hello and welcome to the group!
I am so very sorry for your loss, your story made me tear up. I can't imagine what your family must have gone through, many many hugs:hug: I'm so happy to hear that you have been able to open your heart to a new puppy. She is so cute! Thank you for sharing your story and your pictures of Rio and Amelie. RIP Rio :hug:

Love my Cavaliers
7th August 2011, 02:46 PM
Welcome. And I too want to say I'm so sorry about Rio (that is one of my favorite names).He was a gorgeous boy and Amelie is so cute. It probably helps to have a different color cavie so that every time you look at her you don't see Rio. I know he will always be in your heart but now Amelie can help you heal. You will have so much fun with her. I love the puppy picture of her on her side.

7th August 2011, 03:22 PM
What a beautiful and inspiring post and what a beautiful picture your well chosen words paint of two very different Cavaliers sharing your love together. Amelie is a very lucky pup to be with you and I know that she will be as loved and cherished as Rio was during her brief life too. Your pictures are great too, two dogs with your love for them shining through because of the way you have photographed them to share with us.

Thank you - you have lit up my day and perhaps shown us all that there is life and love to be had and enjoyed after tragedy has struck.

7th August 2011, 03:44 PM
Thank you, everyone, for your kind words :) It is also interesting that in this tragedy, I have witnessed how kind complete strangers can be, and how many people have also lost their dogs to speeding cars :(
And you are right, Love my Cavaliers, I wanted to have a different colour Cav and also different gender, and it proved a good idea :-)

8th August 2011, 02:02 PM
Welcome :) I'm so sorry for your loss of Rio he was a stunning boy. I haven't had to go through the tragedy of losing one of my cavaliers and I can't imagine how awful it must be.
Your little girl Amelia is just lovely! What a cheeky little face.

8th August 2011, 10:27 PM
Your story of Rio is so sad and I am sorry for your loss. Amelie will help you and give you a focus. Give her a cuddle from Rio as well as yourself each night as you go to bed. :)

8th August 2011, 11:57 PM
Thank You for sharing your story. I know you miss Rio so very much, and he was a beautiful boy! But I am so glad you have Amelie to help ease the loss just a bit, and bring you some joy. Looking forward to getting to know you!

10th August 2011, 03:25 PM
Thank you all for your kind words and positive thoughts :) Each time I start getting in a bad mood, Amelie's cheerful and unbelievably cute little tricoloured face makes me all better again. There's just no way of feeling blue ;)

12th August 2011, 06:24 PM
Such a bittersweet story. Welcome to the forum, your new pup is adorable! Rio will always have a special place in your heart I am sure :)

14th August 2011, 06:13 AM
How lovely that your great love for handsome Rio has allowed to keep your heart open to a beautiful new companion. Give your Mom a special hug from Rio as I'm sure she feels awful about the tragedy of his loss. All the best to you and the new little girl.