I received this update from Hayley yesterday, who has Bella, who is from the pure Cavalier litter we bred this year in June, with her Mum being Primrose and her Dad being Toby.
Just thought I'd drop you an email to let you know how Bella's getting on.
She is great!! Not going to lie it's been pretty hard all adjusting into a new routine with three young children and she seemed to have her crazy moment when it was the "morning school getting ready" time!! Ha ha ! But she has calmed down a lot lately and just goes with the flow now!
She did have to have her anal glands emptying, she was scooting quite a bit and then started to cry out unexpectedly so we took a trip to the vet (which she doesn't like) and had them emptied, fingers crossed this helps now for a while.
She loves her daily walk but I am having a problem with pulling on the lead a bit, we let her off when we are in a safe place (beach or woods etc) but when I take her other places which involves crossing few roads I do keep her on the lead and she does seem to pull like a crazy dog!! Will have to look up about this! Any advice? If she sees a runner or other people/ dogs she just pulls like a mad woman!
All in all she is a gentle loving dog my children all adore, we love her and think this breed is just remarkable, like you say it's just the health issues! She's so funny and will follow my youngest around when he has something to eat in his hand hoping he'll drop it!! And she'll Hoover up anything we drop!!! We have noticed a bit of separation anxiety at night again lately and she does seem to cry a lot so we have given in and let her sleep upstairs with us! I wasn't totally against it, I just didn't want a toilet accident upstairs on anyone's bed or anything, we'll see how it goes!!
I hope you're all keeping well and I saw the photo of Isobel! Let's hope she stays healthy and lasts a while yet!! I've added some photos.
Hayley and family X'
Thanks Hayley for the update on Bella. It might be best to look in to some puppy/dog training classes which will help with any issues such as pulling when being lead. Good luck with the sleeping upstairs.
And here are a couple photos of Bella's Mum, Primrose and Dad, Toby taken last night.
“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!