Yesterday Charlie visited us, with what has become an annual pilgrimage for him. Charlie is the father of Smudge and Primrose, so Granddad to Smudge's litter of pups and the pups hopefully Primrose is carrying.
At just over 5 years old Charlie when being examined by a cardiologist vet was found to have a very subtle murmur, so we had him neutered and Sheila and her son, Vincent took him in to their home and hearts. He is now 9 years old and still fit and well, and thankfully the murmur has not progressed to cause Charlie any health problems, so far.
Sheila and Vincent took Charlie on having had Cavaliers before and under the understanding that I would want to be kept informed of how is was getting along. Sheila and Vincent have more than kept their word on letting me know how Charlie is and every year since having him, Vincent drives his Mum Sheila and Charlie all the way down from Kent to visit and have supper with us.
Our children really look forward to the visits, especially seeing Vincent, sorry Sheila. The children really enjoy catching up with Vincent and his encyclopedic knowledge of Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. Vincent was diagnosed as a young adult with Asperger syndrome which for us makes him a joy to have as a friend and also his mum, Sheila who I enjoy having our very look chat with every year.
The photos are of Charlie's visit, including Charlie meeting one of his Grandchildren and Vincent seeing pups at this young age for the first time ever. Many people do not realise that pups are born with their eyes and ears closed and are then often fascinated to see them before their eyes and ears are open.
So that's Charlie's visit done for 2015 and the children are already counting the days to the next one.
“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
Hello, I am Jane!