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    Default Meet Jack...

    As some of you know, we've had a very difficult year with our darling babies. We lost our precious Peaches in January and our gorgeous boy TedBear has just been diagnosed with moderate to severe COMS {Syringomyelia}. Rupert is already battling this horrid condition, fortunately in a milder form though.

    A very special friend thought of us when she knew of a 4 year old Blenheim who was looking for a home.

    Jack is 4 years 5 months old, has a clear, really strong heart, clear for everything else {Sire is 8 and Dam is 7 and both are heart clear, Dam has been MRI scanned for COMS and is clear}.

    The best news though is that Jack has been MRI scanned clear for COMS {Syringomyelia.}

    Jack has been shown, has been used at stud and sired some beautiful healthy pups, he did really well in the show ring and has his Junior Warrant BUT he is now sterile, so is no longer being shown and can't be bred from, hence him coming to a pet home.

    Jack's breeder has scanned or is about to scan ALL of her dogs and bitches, I think this is wonderful and really hope that more breeders will follow her example. If we create a demand for scanned puppies, then breeders will have to follow that. {I know it's not so easy and more expensive in the US, but maybe we should be approaching the Cavalier clubs and asking them to help subsidise the cost of MRIs.}

    Jack isn't so used to men, but Trevor {hubby} has been bringing him round slowly and he's already going to Trevor to ask to be picked up Jack also enjoyed a lovely tummy rub from Trevor this morning!

    I took them all to the beach this afternoon so thought I would share a few photos with you








    He idolises big brother Rupert, and was following him around



    MY crab






    In the garden

    Nicki and the Cavalier Clan Our photos www.scotlandimagery.com
    Supporting www.rupertsfund.com and www.cavaliermatters.org

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    Jack is definately a "keeper" and so majestically beautiful. A special kudo to you for taking him into your home

    Sheri

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    Oh Nicki, he is stunning and how wonderful that he has been MRI'd and
    is clear and healthy.

    I am so happy for all of you, Jack could not of been placed in a more
    loving home than yours.

    I am just so happy for you, you so deserve him.
    That coat of his is stunning, likewise for Rupert and Tedbear.
    Want to know your secret

    This was meant to be and your special friend is someone you will
    treasure in your heart for a very very longtime.


    He looks like he has been with you forever.

    I just love him, and it is such peace of mind for you to know that he
    is clear and healthy.
    He is smaller than Tedbear, how are the boys interacting with one another.
    You sure are going to be a busy gal, lucky you get to skip that Puppy
    Stage he is already trained and all.
    You so deserve this Nicki and I am on Cloud Nine with hapiness for both
    you and Trevor.

    Mom to Daniel, Derrick, David
    Dudley 3 Years Old
    Darby 1 Year Old

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    WoW Nicki, congrats to you!! He's very handsome, great coat!! He looks like he fits in famously, how perfect for everyone!!
    Jen, Abbey (Tri Cavalier) & Gus (White Min. Schnauzer)

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    Nicki, how delightful!!

    What a sweet boy; and the three of them all look perfect together! You must be having such fun getting to know him too. Yours all have such beautiful long coats (must be that Scottish weather... ). Congrats on this gorgeous new arrival.

    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Leo Lily Tansy Libby (foster) Mindy (foster)
    In memory: Lucy
    Cavalier SM Infosite:www.smcavaliers.com

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    oh nicki, he's wonderful! what a great bunch you have. you are so right, if potential owners insist on scanning, that will be strong force to bringing it about. And i imagine it will probably be too expensive in the US without subsidies--subsidizing is a reasonable way of helping this breed to avoid and eliminate the suffering of SM, and the pain and grief for their loving owners.
    What do the clubs use their funds for? could there be any better use?

    nice photos!

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    Whooppeeee Nicki, I am so glad you have found another beautiful baby..... there is a reason for everything.
    Lots of love to all your furbabies.
    Licks and slurps from my guys.

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    Oh Nicki he is soooo beautiful!!! You have a lovely furbaby family! It is great to hear of his clean bill of health.
    Julie and the girls

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    What excellent news, Nicki. It sounds like a match made in heaven for both (all) of you. I'm sure Jack will bring you tons of joy, he is a beauty. And isn't it a plus that he comes from such a dedicated breeder. You are so right about the whole testing issue. You, more than anyone, are sensitive to the need of early and continuous testing. Kudo's for all you do to get the word out. Best wishes for many years of fun with Jack.

    JaneB

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    He is gorgeous and such a lush coat. Congratulations and I hope he brings you tons of extra love and doggy kisses!
    "My little dog: A heartbeat at my feet."
    ~Edith Wharton

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