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Super Princess
3rd December 2012, 04:25 AM
oh dear..it has been a long LONG wait, or so it seems. I want to thank Melissa for all her support..she's been AMAZING when i didnt wanna post all the details on the board..she was listening to my every stress..worry and concern..i don't know i coulda got through this without you.. not many people in my life GET the stresses of us and our cavies..but to talk to someone who dose..means a lot!

I announced a few months back i was preparing to bring another puppy into my life. Well she's here!!!

the day has been an adventure so far, and ill tell you all about it. so feel free to skip details if you want.

My breeder lives a 1.5 hour ferry ride..and then a 1.5 hour drive from the ferry away..so we decided to catch the first ferry over to the mainland today at 7.
which ment a 5 am wake up call..which i woulda preferd over the 3 am wake up..and too excited to fall back asleep. so instead..i kicked back my covers at 4 am and steam cleaned my floors! lol.

outa the door while it was still dark.

Dad and i headed over. and i was exhausted. i decided i didnt want much to do with the bright ferry lights and headed down below decks to the car.
when i came up to find dad, i heard something i had never heard before on the ferry..MUSIC. i came up..and there was a man playing a concert in the stair well..and he was really good.he had an audiance and the kids were all dancing and clapping. found dad and we stayed to watch for a bit before heading back down below decks.

we saw the dock ahead...when suddnly the ferry SWUNG to the right..i mean faster then i ever seen a ferry do ANYTHING.. and the alarm starts going off.
they were doing a 'man over board drill'...ive taken the ferry for 27 years and we have NEVER seen this..it was kinda cool.

anyways..drive to the breeders i was all excited.. i thought i knew in my head which pup i wanted. i had choice out of the 2nd litter..the younger of the two litters.
the one i liked in my head was not the one we got to hold when she was just 1 week old, but another one who recently caught my eye because of a cheeky look in her eyes.

we got there..and the breeder was amazing again..shes just wonderful. and she let the pups i had a choice from out.
well the one that we got to hold at one week, flopped in my arms and didnt move the whole half hour i sat there.. the one i liked in my head was a spitfire..running around teasing her siblings bouncing pouncing..didnt want to come to say hi for long..more interested in her siblings. there were others tugging at my shoes and mysweater, as puppies do.
but the lil one we held at one week..'chose me'.

so after a long time of sitting with them..watching them..letting htem play..trying to get the attention of the one i thought i liked the looks of..i decided i had been chosen for sure..and i wasnt gonna leave my lil snuggle bug behind.

first thing we did was jump out to her deck which overlooks the fraser river, high up on a mountian. the rain held off justl ong enough for me to get enough pictures that im sure one of them turned out just as i wanted..then we headed inside to do the paper works and the skys opened up and it pounded with rain.
but me? i was happy..the photographer in me REALLY wanted THAT shot of me and my new puppy.

she slept the entire way back, she absolutly adored her bed. and i have to admit it is pretty comfy...im jealous.
we got to the ferries and tried to get her out for a pee..but it was sOOOOO cold..she did NOT want to do ANYTHING.
so we piled back into the car..the ride home was pretty un eventfull..i tried to get her to go pee again outside..but she was even more stubborn.. maybe the smell of the car deck? so we huckerd back in the car and she had an accident in her bed :(

we decided to stop in at my parents place (grandparents live in the suiet)..my sister was over too.e.very one was sooo excited to meet her.
she loves everyone, especially my sister.


when i got home i set the kennel down on the floor in m livingroom.
and i tell you..i know my cats VERY well.

everyones been asking me for months 'how will the cats react' and they reacted exzactly as i told everyone they would.

meeko..my 16 year old whos lived through 4 pets being introduced to his life..including oliver, walked up..curious..wide eyed..'what is this' kinda thing..but calm.
simba..the 2 year old who turns my hair grey and keeps me on my toes is very nervous around anyone whos not me or meeko..he puffed into a snow ball and hissed. i knew it was what hed do. he will (and has) calm down and come around..i have no worries about that.. we've brought so many new pets into our lives over hte last few years.
i have a big crate in my room seperated from the boys, and this is where maggie and i have been hanging out tonight.

simba settled down..maggies having a ball. shes a little sad when i leave the room..butother then that..she ate..she peed she pooped and is sleeping now..which is what i should be doing.


here are some iphone pics. (you know me and my camera willl have a zillion more for the pupppy section..but for TONIGHT..these are whats going up :) )

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62714387@N04/8240986147/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62714387@N04/8242057174/

Furrfoot
3rd December 2012, 05:55 AM
Aw, congrats! :jump: But FB says I don't have permission to see the pics...

Emkaybee
3rd December 2012, 08:28 AM
Congrats! It's so wonderful to have a little puppy in the house. I couldn't see the pix either. Perhaps you could post them here?

MomObvious
3rd December 2012, 01:15 PM
Oh I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finding a breeder is so hard you did a great job, then the waiting is so hard, but its worth it today huh?

Love my Cavaliers
3rd December 2012, 01:51 PM
Can't see the pictures either!! And after reading the story I was so excited to see her! Oh well, at least she's here and in your arms and in your home. Congrats and have fun loving her.

Sydneys Mom
3rd December 2012, 01:59 PM
How wonderful! Congratulations to you and Maggie! I can't see the pictures either hopefully you'll be able to post them here.

Margaret C
3rd December 2012, 04:06 PM
So pleased for you and a great big welcome to little Maggie.

Super Princess
3rd December 2012, 04:50 PM
oh shoot. lol how do you post pictures? hmmm i dont know how to use flicker but apparently ive had an account for a while..so lets test this out..lol

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62714387@N04/8240986147/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62714387@N04/8242057174/

i dont know how to use flickr haha but it wasnt letting me post them as images here..so just hte links..let me know if those work.

cpell009
3rd December 2012, 05:06 PM
Awwwwww! Isnt it the BEST feeling in the WORLD?! Congratulations!!! Does she have the queen's thumbprint on her head?? She is adorable!

Furrfoot
3rd December 2012, 06:24 PM
Awww, so cute! Now I can see her- congrats again!

Love my Cavaliers
3rd December 2012, 07:43 PM
Oh, look how little she is in your dad's hands!!! So sweet!

Super Princess
3rd December 2012, 07:56 PM
thankyou!! :D she is SOOOOOO tiny. funny..because the other one i liked from her litter..is even smaller.

acutally it was soooo funny..right now..simba..the cat everyone thought would have a problem (and did..he puffed up while meeko just relaxed)
just came over now. maggie is sleeping on the couch..and simba came right up to the couch..looking very curious.i grabbed the iphone and he popped up stairing at her..then sunk back to the floor..popped up again..suck down again.
then he hopped on the ottomin ad walked in slow motion the back of touch..coming close as he dared..but all his movements were in slow motion..

i have no worries. boys will be fine with her once they get used to the idea.
shes such a sweetheart!

karen baker
3rd December 2012, 08:55 PM
awww!!! Is,nt she just the prettiest little thing, so happy she has found such a lovely mum, hope you have lots of happy times together, enjoy her puppiness, karen, Ruby and Sadie xxx

Sydneys Mom
3rd December 2012, 08:59 PM
Very sweet. I guess our puppies are about the same age.

Super Princess
3rd December 2012, 09:49 PM
yeah pretty close, her birthday is October 5th 2012. ohh ohhhhh and did i mention(maybe i did..i was exhausted) One of her siblings is moving to the island too. to a small town about 15 min up the road.. i acutlaly visit this place nearly every week because i love the local shops and the bakery. So ive asked my breeder to pass on my contact info and tell her i would LOVEEEE to get the pups together for play dates. not sure who this lady will end up choosing. but i relaly hope she wants to get to gether. oliver only ever met another cavalier from his breeder once by chance.

im in midst of uploading more pictures..i'll try and get them onto the puppy page.

How do i post a image directly to my post? lots of you guys do it.

cpell009
4th December 2012, 03:13 PM
One of her siblings is moving to the island too. to a small town about 15 min up the road.. i acutlaly visit this place nearly every week because i love the local shops and the bakery. So ive asked my breeder to pass on my contact info and tell her i would LOVEEEE to get the pups together for play dates. not sure who this lady will end up choosing. but i relaly hope she wants to get to gether. oliver only ever met another cavalier from his breeder once by chance.

I always find it so exciting seeing other cavaliers!! I know theyre quite popular over in the UK, but they are very uncommon here. I just moved in September and in my new neighbourhood there are about 6-7 cavs around!! I had not seen more than 1 or two previous to this. Its obviously the cool neighbourhood hehe :cool:

Super Princess
4th December 2012, 04:16 PM
id saw an AWESOME neighbourhood haha. lots of friends to play with!!
They're a lot more popular over there then here..i will see them every now and then here..and it always always makes my day.

but when i was traveling in ireland..and very home sick ...missing oliver the mostest, everytime i saw a cavalier..i would get so excited..walk right up to them and tell them all about the pup i was missing like crazy at home.

Charlifarley
4th December 2012, 04:46 PM
congratulations she is beautiful xx

Lady Hoop
5th December 2012, 02:41 AM
Congratulations! I can tell you are smitten beyond words! So exciting!

Badge511
6th December 2012, 10:36 PM
Wow - can she melt your heart! Thank God for reputable breeders and their diligence in finding such caring owners.

PuppyLove77
19th December 2012, 02:06 PM
Awww congrats on your new member of the family :-) Lovely pics.
That turned out to be a very adventurous ferry crossing (http://www.ferrysavers.co.uk) didnt it! Never heard of a band or music on one though, hopefully that turn to the right didnt shake you up too much.
Congrats to you and Maggie!