View Full Version : HOMED! Blen bitch puppy - blind

1st October 2005, 05:55 PM
Added to the Many Tears site 21-09-05 http://www.freewebs.com/manytearsrescue/dogslookingforhomes.htm

Rainbow is 4 months , she was given up by the puppy farmer as she is totally blind. She knows no love and has not been handled, she lived in an empty world with nothing but a meal to look forward to. If ever there was a little dog that needed help, here she is.

Currently being fosterd in Somerset contact e-mail available on the website

{I'm breaking my heart over this little one icon_crying }

1st October 2005, 06:23 PM
Blind dogs do amazingly well however!! They DO need someone who is priobably going to be in a stable living situation -- eg the same house longterm, and not intending to rearrange the house and furniture for example!! Their noses are so sensitive that they really do get by incredibly well. (as do fully blind cats).

Obviously this puppy will need an indoor home but will be fine in a fenced garden and usually they do fine on the lead as well.

Here is a resource website on living with a blind dog:


Here's what that site says:

If you are considering adopting a blind/visually impaired dog and not sure what to expect? Well for the most part a visually impaired dog is not that much different than a sighted one as you will see from the stories on our site. When a dog looses their sight (or was not born with sight) they come to rely on their other senses and often times these senses become even keener over time.

There's a mailing list as well.

1st October 2005, 10:52 PM
She is a little beauty and hopefully, now she is with Rosemary, she will be able to see an eye specialist. From what I can gather, once they go into foster care a charity will fund them to see any specialists and have treatment etc.

Apparently, Rainbows needs a lot of special care and attention & love too. She will, I'm sure, get it with Rosemary icon_flowers

Nicki, I'm sorry I didn't call you yesterday as planned. I had 'one of those days' where you take one step forward and two steps back - nothing got done :?

I will def call you in the week - weekends are rather mad around here as the whole family is home & tomorrow I have to paint a fence so that hubby can erect my greenhouse in front of it :roll:

2nd October 2005, 07:10 PM
Just seen the picture i would love her. Its such a pitty she is in England and i am in ireland she is gorgeous , I am sure it wont take long to get her the home she deserves. Good luck .

3rd October 2005, 06:48 PM
that poor little dog is so beautiful, i wish i could take her, it breaks my heart to see this sort of thing happen to a poor defenceless animal, i pray that she gets a lving home very soon. icon_crying

5th October 2005, 09:35 PM
It's OK this little darling has got a home to go to. I can't say much more than this at the moment but she will very soon be part of a lovely family who will attend to her every whim and need :)

I couldn't wish for a better home for this little angel & I just know she'll soon settle in and be really happy there.... :D

7th October 2005, 07:39 AM
Thanks Donna - you put my mind at rest and now I know WHO is having her, I'm really thrilled. She couldn't have a better home, and will be loved and cherished and have three wonderful doggie companions :D

7th October 2005, 04:00 PM
Nicki I couldn't agree more, and if I could have made it down to Wales I would have gone after her myself! she looks such a poppet. All these puppy farm dogs that I am seeing seem much bigger than their 'show' counterparts. I much prefer the larger Cavaliers, I seem to remember they were more that size thirty odd years ago, certainly my first girl was.

7th October 2005, 04:50 PM
Ahh she would have been a lovely addition to your family Ruth...shame, but I know she is going to a wonderful home :D

I don't know if we've just been unlucky with smaller Cavaliers - or perhaps bitches?, both Fillipa {who went to the Bridge at 5 1/2} and Peaches {almost 7 with severe MVD and all sorts of other problems :( } are on the small side, less than 7.5kg {16lb}

Rupert is much bigger, about 10.7kg {23lb} and 12" at the shoulder, TedBear the same height, but slimmer build - and rather skinny! - at 8.6kg {19lb} - the others are all the correct weight for their size.

Makes me wonder whether being too small could cause problems?

It's easier to pick up the smaller ones, but I think I do prefer the bigger ones - I know this is controversial, but I don't think they should be classified as a toy breed anyway!

7th October 2005, 05:28 PM
Yes it is great that she has gone to a good home!

As for size, the breed standard has been at 13-18 lbs for a long long time -- oversize and undersize would have been the same for decades now, I suspect since the UK breed club came into being. I know there has been some controversy at both ends -- allowing overly large cavaliers into the show ring and also breeding specifically for very small cavaliers (there was a tiny 1 yr old B&T in the ring in Dublin at the last nat'l show and several of the breeders thought that was wrong.

There's no reason a mid-size (between springer and cavalier size) breed couldn;t be developed I suppose -- you do see dogs like poodles in several sizes from toy up to the full size dog. I like them the size they are in the breed standard but I'm influenced by the fact that I didn;t want a larger dog than that! 8)

7th October 2005, 05:34 PM
Oh I so agree! I've always thought they looked out of place amongst the stacked/immaculately coiffured toys. I wonder if the size has suffered as a result of trying to make them look more acceptable in the toy group?

I have for a while thought of getting a new (and probably my last) Cavalier puppy, but I wouldn't know where to start looking nowadays.


7th October 2005, 06:07 PM
Ruth, I can help you if you want a pup :D Alison has my phone number, she can pass it on to you. I'll speak to her later :D

I know a few local breeders and they are all lovely, responsible breeders. I was going to get my pup from one (she is also Maxx's breeder) but she lost the litter :cry: her friend has got 3 pups at the minute and another litter due in a few weeks.

You would have to come down to them though as they won't let their pups go unless they have met you and are quite happy with you :lol:

You can always stay overnight with us though if you want, we've got a spare room :D

7th October 2005, 08:55 PM
OK, secrets out!!!

she is coming to me, picking her up this coming sunday, and will be loving her for a life time. :)

8th October 2005, 12:44 AM
Wonderful news!!! I'm so glad you're on this board so we can watch her progress! What a lucky dog. :)

8th October 2005, 12:56 AM
Congrats!! What a great ending for her--begining actually!! :D

8th October 2005, 11:03 AM
Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy at last! Secret's out! I'm going to be an Auntie again :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: icon_welcome to little LuLu.

Alison, LuLu couldn't have wished for a better, more loving home than yours :D

She might not know it yet but she is one very lucky little puppy :D

8th October 2005, 03:46 PM
Alison I'm so pleased you've joined here, now you can share lots of photos of your gorgeous girls.

We're so excited for you - and for Lulu, can't wait to see her settling in with her 3 big sisters :D

10th October 2005, 07:51 PM
Alison as you know I couldn't be more delighted, she is just what you need and you are obviously going to be her life.
I so look forward to reading about her and the girls and watching her grow up.
Donna thanks for the offer of help, not sure what direction I will go in yet, but there's no hurry.
Warm wishes,

Heritage Cavaliers
10th October 2005, 08:51 PM
Alison - Congratulations ! She is a beautiful gal !

11th October 2005, 02:54 PM
Thank you all for your lovely messages, :)

I look at the two cavaliers that I have now, sleeping peacefully, tummys full. So content are they now.

I remember the days that they came to me and the condition that they were in. It's something I would really rather put behind us now.

From somewhere love just came and today I adore them, my girls.

Tomorrow I shall be blessd again, a new little life to take care of, little Lulu! my arms ache with excitement for that first touch, to hold her and know that she is so safe, how very lucky am I.

May the sunshine upon her and an angel walk with her and protect her, may she trust me and know that I will only ever love her.

"Welcome Lulu to my life".

Take care all,


11th October 2005, 03:03 PM
Alison I am hoping that by now you have held that wonderful little one in your arms. I can't wait to hear how they all got on together.
Bless you for what you are doing,
Warm wishes,

**I am having too many of these senior moments, of course it is tomorrow Lulu is arriving!! :oops: :roll:

12th October 2005, 03:06 PM
Is she home yet????

Does it show that I'm excited for you Alison? LOL