View Full Version : Thanksgiving with a Cavalier

24th November 2012, 05:19 AM
This was our first Thanksgiving having Butters as a part of our family. I believe, if he had a say, this would be his favorite holiday of the year... being a day dedicated wholly to eating (which comes close to his other favorite past-time, cuddling). My husband and I make a point of not feeding him at the table, but he finds his ways to still try and get in there... as you can see from the evidence below...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8213241178_3c1a17a177_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lsidari/8213241178/)
Where's my Thanksgiving plate? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lsidari/8213241178/) by LSidari (http://www.flickr.com/people/lsidari/), on Flickr

The full posting about our family Thanksgiving is on my blog: lsidari.blogspot.com

24th November 2012, 09:34 AM
What a cutie! Even though he doesn't get any food, he is eternally hopeful. :D

24th November 2012, 03:18 PM
That looks exactly like Bentley. He gets his nose under grandpa's elbow somehow, resting his chin on the table next to the plate. That would have grossed me out so completely only a couple of short years ago......amazing what we learn to love!

24th November 2012, 06:32 PM
butters has a beautiful face

24th November 2012, 07:37 PM
I agree that it would have grossed me out not too long ago as well, and that little dog is eternally hopeful! It is funny because his way of dealing with our "table training" is simply to beg to the guests instead of his mommy and daddy. Sounds like Bentley is also smart about it, trying to win over Grandpa ;-)

I believe he did get into someone's chip dip, however. We found a fairly large spot of chili dip on his little leg by the end of the night. Just one of the things that comes with owning a cavalier. I have to say, though, I never have to worry about sweeping up crumbs off the floor anymore!

24th November 2012, 08:41 PM
Cavalover, Grandpa is the man of the house here, not a visitor. We call ourselves Grandma & Grandpa to Bentley which was just automatic since we've been grandparents for 25 years. And grandpa is a real pushover, let me tell you! He's the guy who did not want a house dog. Took him about 5 minutes to be won over.

25th November 2012, 03:36 AM
That makes a lot of sense to call yourselves Grandma and Grandpa, then! My husband did not want a dog either... and now he is talking about when we can get a second one! Funny how quickly they change their minds ;-)