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Super Princess
19th September 2012, 09:39 PM
I recieved a email this morning the puppies were
Born on Monday night via csection.
5 girls and a boy. It looks like I will be getting
My girl!!!
I will post a picture when I get home from work.
She says the boy puppy hates his pink blanket.

19th September 2012, 10:16 PM
I recieved a email this morning the puppies were
Born on Monday night via csection.
5 girls and a boy. It looks like I will be getting
My girl!!!
I will post a picture when I get home from work.
She says the boy puppy hates his pink blanket.

Yeaaah* http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h350/joebunting1/thumbs_up_smiley.gif

Super Princess
19th September 2012, 10:26 PM
Oh shoot. 4 girls and a boy. 5 in total.
I'm gonna buy a pink pupia harness. What size do you think I'll need when she is still young?

19th September 2012, 10:27 PM
How exciting for you!!! Can't wait to watch your little pup grow up!

Super Princess
20th September 2012, 01:03 AM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152143106575305&l=3cfd093e5c i dont know how to post images..so theres a link to the pic i put on facebook.
oh you guys will tottaly get to watch her grow up. Ive already planned out photoshoots with my friend lol.

My Henry Boy
20th September 2012, 01:06 AM
How exciting! Yay!!!

20th September 2012, 12:31 PM
Oh my goodness!!!!!! I know how exciting that is :) Waiting those last few weeks tho were so freaking hard....... Have you started thinking about names??????? Not to brag but I think I'm pretty good at coming up with names cl*pI needed help tho naming Fletcher I had a list of 12 at first and got it down to 5 but did not announce it to the family until I met him.

Tadley (which would make a cute girl name too)

If I had gotten a girl her name would have been Shelby cause my last name starts with a S super cute!

Super Princess
20th September 2012, 02:15 PM
Haha, Simba(my cat) was hard to name.

I think I have it to two.
Maggie and Molly. I'm leaning towards Maggie. Molly also sounds a lot like olly which was Oliver's nickname. But I like them both haha

20th September 2012, 07:46 PM
I like Maggie cause I would end up nicknaming her Maggie May then I would get to sound like a hick whenever I called my dog. But I'm crazy like that.....:)

Super Princess
21st September 2012, 02:00 AM
hahaha i like that. I like maggie too. ive always liked maggie. i also like 'maggie grace' lol which is acutally an actresses name ..but i like it!~!

the girl name is alot easier then a boy name . boy i had like 10 i loved. lol

i have the entire family over from vancouver next week and it will no doubt be a topic of conversation as i just annoucned it on fb.

sooo excited!

Super Princess
21st September 2012, 05:25 AM
She says they're all big puppies. " 4 girls weighing in at 9.6 ounces 9.5, 9.5, and 9.4. 1 boy weighing in at 8.6 "
I don't know what the average size at birth is. Dose this mean anything later on? Will they be big dogs?

21st September 2012, 03:03 PM
Ahhh this is sooo exciting!!! :) When I took Lady home at 8 weeks I couldnt really find ANY dog harnesses to fit her! I had to get a cat one for a while, so she will probably need an XXS or an XS. So happy for you! They are so adorable and you can tell a few of them even have the thumbprint on their heads :D

21st September 2012, 09:33 PM
beautiful, beautiful pups! congrats!

My Henry Boy
22nd September 2012, 01:39 AM
Henry was the runt and only weighed 6.3 oz. at 2 weeks :)

Super Princess
22nd September 2012, 06:21 AM
Thanks!! In so excited.
It was long over due already but I bought a car today. With pup coming to work with me I can't take the bus anymore;)
This has been one exhausting week I tell you!!

Awee Henry was so small!!

Haha awe well maybe I should save the puppia for when she's older? What size I most older cavies get? The local pet store has similar ones I can measure for her as a wee pup

22nd September 2012, 09:41 AM
They are adorable! Congratulations!
I like the name Maggie too, i think it would suit a little cavvie :)

I had a cheap harness for the first couple of weeks, as i ordered a puppia and it hadn't arrived yet.
So the first he had was a size S, when he was about this size.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8175/7942808832_29f2623a88.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62961286@N07/7942808832/)

He currently wears a size M, but i have found the colours to vary the size a bit. He has a brown one and a green one, both size M, and i have found the brown one to be a fair bit smaller around the neck.

22nd September 2012, 12:53 PM
Chelsea~ I have a great harness I use for Fletcher as a little guy and it fit when I brought him home its made by Coastal


May I recommend a step in harness, wiggle little puppies remember!!!!

My Henry Boy
22nd September 2012, 01:47 PM
I'd wait until you get the puppy home and take her to the store and measure it there. I had to get a kitten harness, lol

22nd September 2012, 05:49 PM
My puppy was 9 oz when born, she is 8 months old now and normal size for her age. My breeder said they were monster pups too!

22nd September 2012, 05:50 PM
I agree.. I would wait to make sure what you get fits correctly. I also agree w/ Melissa that a step in harness is great.
We bought a body harness for Wrigley. It is soft..and super easy to put on.
Here is the link for it as another option.

Super Princess
23rd September 2012, 04:34 AM
they got their dew claws removed today,

23rd September 2012, 11:41 AM
I'm moving this to the puppy pictures section, which is more appropriate than the general news :thmbsup:. If you want to keep all your posts on this together, you could also instead post them to your CavalierTalk blog and then you'd be able to go back and look at them in an easy to find cluster in the future. :)

24th September 2012, 02:42 AM
That is so exciting!
They are looking nice and big and healthy!

What is the benefit to removing their dewclaws?
I have never had a dogs dewclaws removed, so am just curious :)

Super Princess
25th September 2012, 04:01 AM
Thanks Karlin!

I have no idea. thats a good question.
I never looked into it. Ive heard it a few times in my search..but i dont know. (as i typed this i google searched and came up with this)

yes..she and the vet said they are big..and healthy! im dyinggggg to know which one is my maggie.

25th September 2012, 11:58 AM
Wow those are good sized puppies!!!! The thing with dew claws is they are unless or people think and some people have them removed at birth as a precaution cause dew claws can get caught on things later in live. Personally I don't think it matters but......

The waiting time for when the puppies are born and you finally get to bring your baby home is the WORST!!!!! I know. You have puppy on the brain non-stop. I was ODC about planning for Fletcher to come home. I had to drive 6 hours to go get him and I think I sped the whole way :) Then I got to go met (and pick him out) and after I did I stayed at the shelter until it closed and cried when I had to leave him (I was picking him up in the morning) and I am not a crier!!!! Just remember this part too is "part of the dog owning experience". Hang in there time will fly by after you get her home :)

25th September 2012, 03:34 PM
Removing dewclaws is generally seen as unnecessary by vets -- there are very few dewclaw injuries and in some breeds leaving dewclaws is actually IN the breed standard! which kind of makes a nonsense of arguments that it must be done for health reasons.

Removing them is increasingly becoming illegal in many countries. It will hopefully, become illegal in Ireland under the current animal welfare bill making its way through our parliament -- as will the horrific practice of declawing cats (very painful for cats and equivalent to chopping off the ends of your own fingers and toes from the last joint), cropping ears, and docking tails (a cosmetic amputation that is painful & typically done without anesthetic, & causes more injuries than ever occur from not docking, totally unnecessary even in working breeds). Tail docking is already in the bill. Irish Vet associations support adding a prohibition on the other practices :).

This is an informative article by an Irish vet:


In addition to, and in support of, a complete prohibition on tail docking, Veterinary Ireland has also asked for the following additional measures to be included in the Bill:

The showing of dogs docked after the introduction of the legislative ban on docking should be prohibited (as is the case in the UK). This is the best way to reduce the demand for docked dogs.
It should be an offence to take an animal out of the jurisdiction to have it docked, even if that procedure is legal in the other jurisdiction. This is similar to Scottish legislation, where tail docking is prohibited with no exceptions for working breeds.
In addition, dew-claw removal & ear-cropping in dogs and declawing in cats should also be specifically prohibited. This has also been requested by the Veterinary Council of Ireland.

Vets are already not supposed to carry out most of these procedures here.

About half the cavaliers I saw in rescue over the years had their declaws removed. Mine have them and I've never had an issue with them. :)

25th September 2012, 04:36 PM
May I recommend a step in harness, wiggle little puppies remember!!!!

Totally agree with this!! I had one of the adjustable ones at first and it was a nightmare to take on and off! As for sizing for an adult, my 3 year old is about 12-13 pounds and she wears a small still but at its biggest adjustment. But you will probably need at XS until she about 6-7 months at least. I would say buy a cheap cat harness for when you take her home (btw, are you getting her at 8 or 12 weeks?) and get the puppia for when she is a bit bigger.

Super Princess
25th September 2012, 09:30 PM
Thanks for the info karlin. I hadn't given it a second thought. But it's good to have the full spectrum. Oliver had his removed and it never bothered hom. I have seen photos of declawd cats and that looks painfully. I would never think about doing that to my boys. I agree on banning of tail docking and ears. They do that just for looks right?

Good idea on saving pupia for later. I have a pattern I've liked for months. But maybe it'll be there next year lol

I get her at almost 9 weeks. Only because I have to pick her up on a weekend. And the one before they isn't quite 8 weeks. We got Oliver at 12 weeks, so before that!!:)
I'll have the week off after that, and then be able to bring her to work. The idea of a play pen is fantastic. I'll be picking up one closer to that time.

It is soooo hard waiting. I have total puppy brain. Lol. Before it was 'will it be a boy or girl' now it's 'which is Maggie' haha
It's going to be one spoiled pup that's for sure!!

Super Princess
6th October 2012, 02:43 AM

finally a picture of all their masks.

Super Princess
6th October 2012, 11:46 PM
oh and i got news this morning..hte 2nd litter has been born. 6 healthy puppies. 4 girls and 2 boys.
i think my puppy is from the first litter but its still exciting.. 11 puppies when we go visit next week. 7 days!!! EEEK:D