Last week I received an email from Tracey, who has one of Primrose's litter siblings, Foxy. Foxy was a very special little girl, because at around 5 weeks old we realised she had an inguinal hernia, which is a hernia where the abdominal contents protrude through the inguinal canal or inguinal ring, an opening which occurs in the muscle wall in the groin area. Foxy's was an uncomplicated hernia and at the time of noticing it was causing her no problems, but as she grew it could, as her body weight growing would put more pressure on the area and there was a risk that her bladder, uterus or a loop of intestine could fall through and be strangulated. So it was decided that it would be repaired and at six weeks old Foxy had it repaired.
She was a little star, flying through the surgery and Tracey who was having her and had already chosen her before we realised she had a hernia, was still happy to have her little girl who has just turned five years old.
Just checked in on your webpage to see how things are and to see you
new additions. You have had some lovely litters
It's been a very difficult year this year as I was diagnosed with
Breast Cancer in April. Going through treatment atm which seems to be
going very well so far thankfully.
Foxy locks has just turned 5 yrs old and she has been by my side
throughout, she is my best friend, giving so much and my little rock
who keeps me going especially getting me up in the morning, I
seriously don't need an alarm clock lol I either get a slap or lots of
kisses, in most cases both lol.
She is laying next to me as I speak snoring away .... Very clingy at
the moment, hates being away from
me but actually I find that reassuring that she and I have a very
close, loving relationship. I am extremely blessed
So I thought I would send you some pics. So you can see how she is doing.
I still think she needs a playmate but that's something to consider
when I'm fully recovered lol
I hope you and the family are keeping well
Tracy & Foxy"
Thanks Tracey for getting in touch and to hear what a help Foxy is being whilst you are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. One of the best complimentary medicines you can get, a dog and sounds like Foxy is giving you plenty of TLC.
The next updates are for Foxy's nieces and nephew, from Primrose's litter born this June. The first is from Paula for Bertie and Rose.
Sorry for the time lapse since our last update! We've been very busy!
Both Bertie and Rose are doing well. They've been clean every night and really taken to their crate bed. On their first snd second nights they cried for 2 mins and on their third night they made some cross sounds for about 3 mins. Since then they've never complained!
They are both eating well. Rose only started eating as much as Bertie at the weekend. I think she may have been settling in. Bertie has grown enormously in the last week! He's now way heavier than Rose.
Last week they had their second lepto vaccine, have had a bath, got let off their leads in the little park near to where we live and went to their first puppy training class. Bertie was very excited whilst Rose lacked confidence. However, they've both been really enjoying practicing what we learned and receiving treats! They adored the home made treats the trainers made. When they find the recipe and pass it on I'll share it with you.
We've also been taking them out individually in the car or on walks. Bertie is very confident alone, but Rose lacks confidence going out without him. She regularly sits down so we are trying to encourage her. Any tips?
Rose has taken a real liking to our sun lounger, and now Bertie has decided he would like to share it with her.
I'll send you some photos and hope that your home Ian feint too empty without all of your puppies!
Thanks Paula for the update. Using treats may help with getting Rose to stop sitting on walks on her own and it might be good to ask the trainer at your puppy classes to show you techniques, you can use to encourage her to walk on when she sits down.
The last update is for Bertie and Rose's sister, Bella. Bella was our last pup to leave us for 2016 and Hayley sent me this lovely update for her.
I meant to attach my text with those photos of Bella but for some reason it's been wiped?!!
Anyway Bella is great! She's met quite a few different dogs - a few large black greyhound Crosses which frightened her and left her bit shaken as they were unsure also!! Obviously it's frightening meeting a tiny gorgeous little girl ha ha!!! On every walk were always stopped!!!
Toilet training is ok! She's pooing outside great. Had a few wee accidents but that's expected.
She's lovely and very gentle, has her hyper moments! Choosing a cavalier has exceeded my expectations and to get one from you makes all the difference. She is certainly special.
She's still scooting quite a bit so I was going to see a groomer about maybe getting her anal glands looked at and maybe emptying?? Also to maybe get her nails clipped.
I've tried to get her in my local dog training but they're all full at the mo, the next nearest place is 40 mins away!! Tad annoying! What do you think about going to puppy classes? A necessity?
Bella is very chilled, loves chewing everything! Not so excited over catching a ball! Ha! Do your cavaliers think that's slightly boring ha ha!! She loves a bit of chase around the garden with the boys.
I've taught her sit, paw and lie down. Working at roll over at the moment! It's funny.....when my sons come home they're like look mum she can sit paw and lie down!! Don't think they realise all the effort mum put in!!! Ha!
Hope you're all well
Thanks Tracey for the update. If she is scooting a lot, it might pay to check out her anal glands. Puppy classes are not a necessity, especially if like Hayley and her family you are experienced with dogs, as Cavaliers happen to be one of the easier breeds to handle. Cavaliers love chasing things, but often are not that keen on retrieving, looking at you and then the object you have thrown as if to say, "In your dreams mate", but over the years I have had a couple that would retrieve all day if allowed. Sounds like you are doing a great job training your Bells.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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