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    Default Annoyed! A stranger called Polly fat!

    Just wanted to vent...Some total stranger called my Polly fat!! My husband David brought her to the hardware store with him and some guy was like "Is that a King Charles? Wow she's really chunky!" and David was like "Not really.." and the guy goes "Well she's really...well fed" How RUDE is that?! And the craziest thing of all is she's tiny and quite lean! She's only like 11lbs and very petite. SO ANNOYED! He's lucky I wasn't there...
    Erin aka Mommy to Polly (Blenheim) 3-30-2009 And Cat children, Salem, Emma & Ellie
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    If it makes you feel any better, someone once said my Clancy couldn't possibly be a purebred Cavalier because he's so big.

    The irony was that the person saying it was transgendered. A woman with a y chromosome, calling my baby a mutt.
    ~Denise and Clancy, Dillon (gone to The Bridge), and baby Oliver

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    Your Polly is tiny. Mine are double the size then your Polly in weight and size. I just got back from the vets and he said that Ebony needs to loose 2 lb. Someone ask me once if my Harley is a Cavalier because he measures 16 inch from his neck. So he is tall. But I just ignored the comment.

    The guy needs his eyesight testing, or as we would say in the UK " He should have gone to Specsavers"
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    Quote Originally Posted by StillPooh View Post
    If it makes you feel any better, someone once said my Clancy couldn't possibly be a purebred Cavalier because he's so big.

    The irony was that the person saying it was transgendered. A woman with a y chromosome, calling my baby a mutt.
    Oh boy this just reminded me of the one time I brought Skippy to a local CKCS meet up. Right after I got into the small dog section of the dog park, some lady who had been staring at Skippy for the longest time asked me if he was 'mixed', because he looked 'different'. After recovering from my initial shock and retrieving my jaw from the ground I responded and said that of course he was.

    I think I understood her confusion a little better after I saw her own pooch (and a few of the others that were running around) -- they had flatter faces/snouts than a regular CKCS, resembling KCS more than anything else. Imagine the irony?

    Is -this- the face/body of a mixed CKCS dog??


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    Default People often do not have a clue...

    People often get very confused about dog breeds, especially Cavaliers it seems. I have told a neighbor three times that Cavaliers are NOT the same as the Toy King Charles. She always comments on Gracie's extra long muzzle! And Cavaliers range in size quite a bit...so if someone is familiar with a tiny one or a larger one...they seem to thing that is what all should look like. I seem to spend alot of time educating folks about the breed....that they are not so cookie cutter.

    Gracie just now reached 14 pounds....and she too has been called "big" for her breed. Polly is a cutie so we'll just let these folks keep their silly opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandelos View Post
    Is -this- the face/body of a mixed CKCS dog??

    People are nuts! That's about as pure as they come, beautiful! Funny though cause I live in a really small town and 99% of the time when I tell people what breed she is I get a confused look and a reply of "Shes a what?!" or have people asking me if she is a cocker or baby springer..
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    Fat at 11lbs !!!

    Blimey....Good job Leo wasnt there. He weights 10kg!

    The guy obviously has no experience with CKCS
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    I've had that happen loads of times with Belle! Her fur is extremely thick, so that's what I say to people, it's not fat... it's fur!
    Although we have to watch Belle's waistline carefully enough and it's a struggle, little Polly is definitely in the petite category at 11lbs. Some people , just makes you wonder what they would say about you (that's what I always wonder anyway).
    Desrae, guardian of two tri-coloured cavaliers, Belle 3 years old and Bobby 1 year/8 months.

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    I don't get the 'too fat' comment about my dogs, but I am starting to get a little irritated by one of the neighbours, living a couple of doors away from me. He is in his 80s and starting to show his age since being compulsorily retired this time last year.

    I made the mistake of e-mailing him some information that he wanted and forgetting to delete my dog signature and type 'best wishes, Flo' at the bottom of it instead. During the next few days I saw him going to other neighbours' doors with a sheaf of papers in his hand, but didn't take much notice until I saw him in the street one day. Trying to make friendly conversation I asked if he had received my e-mail. Yes, he had and then he gave me a tirade of abuse about having 'dog rubbish written all over it'. He went on and on, telling me that all the other neighbours agreed with him - 'some people have a dog if they must, they might even go so far as to have two, but five you must be a mad woman'. Then it was 'You ought to be locked up'.

    I am sure that there are idiots like this in every street, in every town, city and village both sides of the pond. Best to take no notice and hope that they move on to have a go at somebody else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ByFloSin View Post
    I made the mistake of e-mailing him some information that he wanted
    Proof positive that no good deed goes unpunished. I would cut him dead and eventually he'll stop trying to talk to you.
    ~Denise and Clancy, Dillon (gone to The Bridge), and baby Oliver

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