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    Default New NON-Cav Addition to our Clan (maybe!)

    We've been actively looking for a companion for Cinder for a while now. He just turned two last weekend and we felt the timing would be good to add a little brother or sister to the mix (Dexter, the kitty, is just not playful enough for him!).

    Ultimately we would have liked to add another Cavalier (of course! who wouldn't?!), but good breeders in our area are very hard to come by and we just didn't think we could afford the up-front investment right now ($1500 - $2000 in our area). We also aren't really looking for a puppy necessarily and knew we would be happy to take in an adult boy or girl!

    Sooooooooooo......we have recently been speaking to a lady who is looking to re-home her 7mth old Cocker Spaniel.

    We will meet him for the first time on Friday! From what the owner has told me he sounds like a wonderful fit for our family and we're very excited to meet him and see how he gets on with Cinder & Dexter!

    This boy could be coming home with us in less than 48hours!


    We're trying not to get too excited until we're sure that he's a good match for us (owner wants to feel 100% confident and so do we!). I guess that means I shouldn't have already set him as my desktop background right?

    Confession: His name is Charlie (and I've already started referring to him as "Charlie-Bear")

    Hoping that the visit will go well and Cinder will have a new playmate soon!

    -Bonnie

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    Awww he looks like a teddy bear, what a cutie!
    RIP Jakey my beautiful bleinhem boy
    To all my other pets that have passed, I'll see you again until then I love you all xox

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    He does look like a Teddy Bear...what a doll. Hope this works out!
    Cathy
    Loving mom to Jake, Shelby and Micah

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    OMG ... he is sooo sweet ... just like a little teddy bear!
    Lani
    (a.k.a. Lucky's & Sparky's mom!)

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    Hope it all works out for you, he looks a real sweetie!! for good news!
    Cathryn
    Cavaliers leave pawprints in your heart and hair on everything else!!
    RE-LIVE YOUR CHILDHOOD THROUGH YOUR KIDS, THE TOYS ARE SO MUCH BETTER THESE DAYS!!

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    What a cutie! I hope it works out and you have Charlie Bear with you soon!
    Jasmine, mommy to Ellie (tri girl), Griffin, Hunter, & Dexter (kitties)

    Ellie is here!!!!

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    Default The Good & The Bad!

    Thanks to all of you for your well-wishes about Charlie. Sadly, I have to report that we did NOT take Charlie home with us on Friday evening. Evidently, when the owner took Charlie to her breeders home to pick up some final vet-records and paperwork, the breeder got VERY upset that the owner was selling Charlie (apparently she hadn't been made aware of the situation previously) and would not give the owner the vet-records, etc. Ultimately, the owner returned Charlie to his original breeder where I can only hope he gets to experience a life as good as the one that he was coming to.

    Obviously we were devestated! (It didn't help that we sat waiting for Charlie to arrive for almost 3hours before hearing that he wasn't coming home after all).

    Needless to say we had a very bad Friday evening. The one thing that really helped get us out of our funk was our VERY FIRST agility class with Cinder (who performed like a superstar might I add!!) What a blast for both ourselves and Cinder! Can't wait for next week's class!

    Then we went for a LOOooooooooong jaunt in the local off-leash park (see pic of our happy day in the General Gallery!).

    When we got home.....as fate would have it.....a local Cocker Spaniel breeder in our area, who we had been in contact with recently had left us a message to let us know that she had decided to give a new home to her 10month old black/tan boy (she had planned on keeping him for possible show/breeding but has become too busy to pursue those areas with him for now). We had viewed her dogs before (they're all very lovely) but we did not really want a puppy and the prices were a little out of our budget. But she remembered us and thought we would be a good home for her boy and was very willing to negotiate price, payment timing, etc.

    Sooooooooo....when all was said and done......we DID have a beautiful Cocker boy come home with us this weekend after all!!

    INTRODUCING SIMON!!



    I'm not too sure about this new guy mom!


    Okay dad....we're ready!


    Wait for me!!


    I guess you're not so bad!


    I'm pooped!


    A really AWFUL "family portrait"!!


    So thanks again for all the well-wishes! Simon is starting to learn the ropes and we'll be sure to keep you updated!!


    Bonnie (& Cinder & Simon)
    - Bonnie
    (&Cinder- 2yr Cavalier, &Simon- 10Mth American Cocker Spaniel)

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    Simon is a pretty boy. I've not seen a bl/tan cocker with so little tan. He looks so much like our late Cocker Sammy (he was just a black). What a great addition. Sandy

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    Simon is adorable. I think he was meant to be with your family. It is fate that it all worked out like it did. I am so happy for you and for Simon. JD

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    I am soooo happy for your family.He looks just like my rocky no longer with us he was a black and tan he lived to be almost 13 years. He was such a wonderful sweet and loving cocker, lots of fun days ahead of you.
    judy

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