I certainly remember Rupert
I knew Rupert before I knew Nicky because my lovely Monty was Rupert's father.
Originally Posted by Desrae
I went to see the stunning litter that contained Rupert when they were about 8 weeks old & I was very taken with the beautiful puppies.In fact, one of my friends went to see them, on my recommendation, and bought one of Rupert's sisters
A few years later Nicky brought Rupert to meet me & Monty when we spent Christmas in Norfolk. It was obvious the two dogs were related, and that similarity became even more striking as they got older.
Monty was a very famous top stud dog who eventually proved to have SM. He was the perfect example of the dangers of a late onset condition showing up in a popular sire.
Rupert inherited his Dad's happy temperament, his glamour, long ears, the hint of naughtiness including, if I remember rightly, his ability to rifle through waste paper baskets. He also inherited the SM genes.
So here we are, with Nicky organising a wonderful memorial to Rupert in the shape of his fund, and me with the cell tissue donating scheme that I run in memory of Monty, who was the first dog I donated for post-mortem.
When he died I took him to Clare Rusbridge. He was part of the research that is in the book that Anniemac has been reading.
The cavalier owners on this forum are amazing people. The support you give to each other is remarkable.
You love their dogs and you are willing to do everything you can to keep them well, or to care for them and keep them comfortable when they are sick. I truly believe that if cavaliers are to have a future it is the caring pet owners like you that will make that happen.
So thanks to all those that have contributed to Rupert's successful fund, to Nicky who nursed Rupert through his bad times to reach a good old age & most of all to Rupert himself, bless him.