I have been reading posts from CavalierTalk for over a year now and feel I have learned so much from all of your comments and questions. I am so glad I found this forum, as it caused my husband and I to avoid the pitfalls of impulse puppy buying from disreputable breeders. I have been on a waiting list for a pup from a breeder who has all the right stuff, for almost a year now. Needless to say, as difficult as it has been waiting for our new little family member, I have been using this time to prepare our home, accumulate supplies, check out insurance, interview vets, etc, so it is not time wasted. In the meantime, I will check in daily and live vicariously through all of your precious pictures and loving comments about your babies. Happy to be on board from beautiful Southern California!