Hi there. My name's Clare and I live in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have a 13 week old ruby female called Sophie. We've had her since she was 8 weeks old so I have been reading this board for a couple of months now but today was the first time I could get my husband to spend the time helping me post photos! Our two kids are staying at their grandma's over night so there is relative calm in the house for once.
Sophie has been a great addition to the family - we all love her to bits. This is my first dog at the grand age of 33 and I have always wanted a cavalier. I had originally wanted a blenheim female but the breeder we went to only had rubies left. There was only one girl and three boys and Sophie chose us. She was definitely the dominant one of the litter - she is completely fearless and when out on walks tries to drag me to cross the road to greet any stranger who passes. I have yet to encounter anything or anyone she is wary of. She is very fiesty so we're having to be quite firm with her. For instance she growls when she's on my lap and I get up to put her down or when I try to move her off the sofa - just a mumbly, disgruntled growl, not aggresive but we're trying to get her to stop. Contrary to this though whenever you go to pet her she immediately rolls onto her back and lets you tickle her tummy which is a submissive posture so she is a bag of contradictions but learning her funny ways is so much fun!
I'll try and post some photos of her below - hope you like them and I am so glad to have found this forum which has been an enormous source of advice and information!