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Everything posted by julesluvscavs

  1. Awwww thankyou Boronia I did a post in here when we first got our Stephie. You might recall we lost our young Miah suddenly April 2020
  2. Years ago I knew a Boxer that its owners thought it had extreme behaviour problems. Turned out it had a brain tumour, despite all the other tests coming back clear when they first got him checked out by their Vet
  3. He would need a MRI scan.. I have had some previous experience with CM and SM, there are different degrees of it. But it can be controlled to a certain extent (if thats what it is)with a combination of the right mediations and doses.. Canine Neurologist Specialists are better than Vets at diagnosing and treating it if thats the case imo Some Canine Specialists can do brain surgery for it but it doesn't last long... and the Specialist i knew stopped doing them as he found they weren't successful long term.
  4. Cavaliers are known as Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (not King Charles Cavaliers). There are King Charles Spaniels but they aren't the same and they don't have the word cavalier in their title. Just for your information I've owned Cavaliers King Charles Spaniels for many years. Info on each breed in the DOL dog breeds 101
  5. Thankyou Everyone. We feel very blessed She has come into our lives despite the circumstances She's very clever, alert and full of personality
  6. Hi All, like many people we personally have had a terrible and sad year. We lost our beautiful 7 year old Cavalier (Miah) suddenly in April (ruptured spleen tumour) that we had no idea about until she was literally dying She was my dream girl dog, born on one of our wedding Anniversaries. Such a short but beautiful life she had with us. Then we had to give our old Karma cat her wings recently. She was 18 and had been our first pet together. She's seen all our previous pets come and go. Ive also had a very painful frozen shoulder all year with very limited movement.. We had been looking at adopting a small dog as Toby our older Cav was missing Miah a lot (he often just stands on her memorial burial area) However we had no luck finding a rescue dog being the covid period. Had almost decided it wasn't meant to be to have another dog then Stephie entered our lives out of the blue, another Cavalier. She's 3 and from a breeder we had known of in SA. Shes just so beautiful and gentle and just loves life. Gets on very well with Toby. Loves people and other animals. I am sure Miah sent her our way to try to heal our broken hearts. Shes the black and tan Cav in the pic. Shes very easy to train too. Merry Christmas to Everyone and I hope 2021 is a better year for us all
  7. Awwww She's very cute ! Congratulations. Looks like you were meant to find each other
  8. very tragic, sorry for your very heartbreaking loss
  9. Its good you aired about it in here and got some wise advice, Maybe contact breeders in the DOL breeders listings. If you don't mind a dog thats not a puppy but not old some breeders rehome their retired dogs to the right person/family. I've had 2 Cavs that way Many breeders have brought their dogs up around young children also Many dogs can have dental issues, Cavs are predisposed to bad teeth. You just have to keep an eye on them and look after their teeth like we do with ours. Many smaller dogs dont chew on bones like bigger dogs do All the best, something suitable will come along. Just don't rush into anything Personally i look for Breeders that want to stay in touch and are happy to give advice etc when you need it, but thats just what i look for. If you get one through a rescue organisation some of them like to stay in touch too
  10. Yes its very disappointing for the Breeder and You but i'm a great believer in when All the stars align at the right time, something good will eventuate. Don't lose hope
  11. Im hearing of others getting caught up in similar situations atm, they seem desperate to get a Maltese or Maltese X's .. and because small dogs especially are very hard to get atm (even from rescue places) they are being sucked in with online scams and dodgy ads.. and they have all been from interstate.. Probably not the same as the one you are posting about (as its been puppies they are wanting) but please becareful! Hope yours is legit!
  12. Hi MoosGranny, i sorry to hear about the loss of your Staffy earlier this year, its so heartbreaking, especially with how this world is atm I too lost a dog (Miah) in April suddenly and unexpectedly. She was only 7. We do have one dog still with us, he's been missing her. I've been casually looking on the pet rescue site for a while now and also contacting a few rescue places.. within SA.. but there's only been bigger dogs (id only want another smaller dog) and i also don't want to take on another dog with any serious medical issues ( well at least not from the start) which quite a few seem to have (not that their fault of course) but when you have just been through a difficult time, its not ideal. We have 2 cats, one is about 18 so another dog would need to fit in with our family. Try also contacting breeders of what breeds you are interested in and seeing if they are rehoming any of their dogs, as often they do with retired dogs and not all are older. Not all are actively advertising them. There is defiantly a shortage of dogs (especially smaller breeds) this year i think due to Covid, i'm finding out. Good luck! Hope you find something suitable
  13. Hi Westiemum Its been very hard to find small dogs this year in SA. Ive been casually looking for months now on pet rescue since losing Miah in April May i suggest that your neighbours also contact some breeders of toy/miniature poodles to see if they have any retired girls. There will be a list of some on DOL. Not all are actively advertising, so you never know, All the best to them Ps Sorry for their loss, its just so devastating
  14. HI DuffyMum I'm in a similar situation with our Toby. Our previous Cav, Miah ( who Toby was very close to) left us suddenly and very sadly a few months ago. It is hard especially this year finding a suitable dog/puppy anywhere. Do approach the breeder of your Sheltie, sometimes they have contacts also. I wish you all the best in finding a new companion for your dog and for you and your family
  15. We were rehomed Renae. She was about 4 i think? and had 2 litters but due to the complications from her 2nd litter, the breeder decided to desex her and gift her to us. She lived the best life for years after with us but sadly got liver cancer If an offer came to us again we would probably do it again provided the dog is healthy at the time Ps We did know her Breeder as we had previously bought one of her young dogs ( Renae's Son from one of her litters) that wasn't taking to the show life. When our puppy Miah came along years later (from another Breeder) Renae took her under her wing and was fantastic with her but strict also in a loving Motherly way
  16. Hi My first dog as a child was a black poodle x terrier called Abby (My Parents brought her for me from the Animal Welfare League here in SA) I had her for many years I also grew up with German Shepherd dogs as my Parents were registered GSD Breeders back then
  17. Soda is very cute love the video !
  18. Hi, They are a lovely looking dog. I don't know anything about them. Maybe also look in this thread for more info.(Dog Breeds 101) Most puppies are now quite expensive i have observed, so I would think they would need to allow about the amount you think they might be or even more.
  19. Hi. I'm sorry about your loss, its tragic when they go so suddenly and at such a young age My Husband and I have gone through so much heartache over the last so many years. Our (Renae) lived to a reasonable age but got liver cancer. We lost her son Joey earlier, at only 9 because of a tumour also (different type) we were very good friends with their breeder. In fact she gave us Renae once she finished showing and breeding her. We also lost Her (Our Breeder Friend) suddenly a few years ago as well. Ive never gotten over that either. Then we went on a list to get the Cavalier of my dreams (id never had a puppy before and I wanted a Tri colour one, Joey we bought when he was about 15 months). Sadly we lost her (Miah) just over 2 and half months ago, suddenly and unexpectedly to a raptured spleen tumour ( we did not know about it until the day she was dying) She was only 7 We are gutted and just exhausted over all the heartbreak our beautiful dogs have given us but don't regret the time we have had with each of them. They were all so special and perfect to us. We still have a 11 or 12 year old male Cav which was rehomed to us about 5 years ago. We are pretty sure he was a backyard bred one. Hes been reasonably healthy. Hes just started getting cloudy eyes so we took him to a Animal Eye Specialist. He's not going blind, its an age related progression thing. Its not uncommon. Naturally his eyes wont be as sharp as they once was. He was very bonded with our last Cav, Miah.. they were inseparable and hes going ok now but had been missing her a lot. Its sad to watch. We have said we won't ever get another dog, its too hard and painful especially now we are getting older. We have an almost 18 year old cat that is slowing down a lot now (she was our very first pet and shes outlived most of our other pets!) We have a 11 year old Ragdoll cat that was rehomed to us also. But over last couple of weeks i have been in a very dark hole and am missing Miah's huge personality and spark and i really need /want to find something not to replace her but to fill our house with love again... Ive been looking at lots of rescue groups for any type of small dog but theres been nothing in SA, only bigger type dogs. We have a lot of love to give. We have also started putting our name down with a couple of breeders but theres a long list of people already waiting. If Fate decides we should have another dog and we wouldn't say no to another Cav despite all our heartaches, then we will leave it in the laps of the Gods, as its said. Currently because of the Covid 19, its been harder to find dogs, rescues or purebreds, here in South Australia anyway. I think its lovely that your breeder has offered you another one, that is really nice. They sound genuine. I would give it some definite thought. You have to always think with your head with any decisions but go with your heart and gut also (which is what i generally do!) I wish you all the best whatever you do. Its tough thinking about it when grieving still. I get that Ps I have found there are no guarantees in life with any animal or Human, even healthy ones. Sometimes you just get a run of bad luck and stuff happens, it doesn't mean it will happen again.. Its the chance we all take in life.
  20. Hi and Thankyou HMD Ive been checking quite a few other SA rescue sites and the one you have put up a link to but most have nothing available atm or just bigger dogs I have been in touch with a couple of places but they said it will be hard finding a small dog and one that will be ok living with another dog and 2 cats and one that doesn't have health issues. Least they were honest to me. I'm not expecting a perfect dog but i don't think i want to go putting myself through too many health issues having just just come out of all that. I will at some stage contact some breeders in SA if they have any ex show dogs they are wanting to rehome. That's how we ended up with one of our past Cavaliers (Renae) Hows yours small dog going? Lonsdale RSPCA doesn't have any small dogs atm that i am aware of but i will keep checking. Im sure the right one will turn up when the time is right
  21. Awwww thankyou Pers! <3 Many have said to us over the years the same thing, We were lucky to become closefriends of breeders back in the day. One of them passed away years ago I'm open to a SWF type dog long as its not nippy.. i have met some that aren't.. I can see myself now as i'm getting older with one. Michaels not too keen on JR's or similar breeds, we think they'd be too active for us . We are open to what may be out there... Im sure one will come into our lives when the time is right <3 x
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