From left to right: Teagol, Teagol's paternal Granddad, Toby, Teagol's Mum, Lottie, and Teagol's potential suitor, Puddin' ?
Flossie (Casper and Blottie's litter 2019) has settled back in well, as she stays with us for a few days while Christel visits family. She still has tear stain due to a scarring of her tear ducts after the puppy strangles she had. Christel told me, that the opthamologist vet has said, to wait until she is fully grown, and then if the scarring has not settled down enough to resolve the tear staining issue, surgery to reduce the scarring is an option.
Got a lovely update yesterday for Foxy from Tracy. She is from Ysobel's litter of all girls, born back in August 2009, so she is Primrose's litter sibling. Foxy is the little star who had a Hernia (Inguinal) repaired at six weeks old, before leaving our care.
"Hi Jane ,
How are you doing, it’s been a long time since we last spoke.
Foxy girl is doing fantastic and has just turned 9 years old . Still the most adorable and loveable little minx . Still keeping me on my toes.
Here are some recent pictures
Tracy and Foxy"
Our Unexpected guest, Sadie went home yesterday after Obi had the all clear from the vets. Claire came to pick her up with Obi in tow and took some very nice photos of Sadie and Obi with their canine family. It was lovely having Sadie for a few days and to see what a beautiful little dog she has grown in to. I now have Sadie and Obi's litter sibling. Flossie here, whilst Christel is away visiting family.
Tried to load this last night, but it was having none of it. Funnily it loaded first time this morning. Not the best quality, due to the dim light, but it shows yesterday evening Sadie playing with big sis, Teagol and then Puddin' barging in, for Claire, Ross and their children to see Sadie is seeming to enjoy her stay with us. All the best for tomorrow with Obi's check up at the vets!
I took these photos of the pack yesterday evening, just before it started raining again.
Received this funny photo of Murphy (who is from Ernest and Blottie's litter 2017) a few days ago from Kath, with the caption, "We are not spoiling the dog, honest."
Sadie, who is back with us for a few days, while her brother, Obi gets over being castrated, has made herself at home. We all think she looks like a mini Bertha. She is a very sweet little thing and a credit to Claire, Ross and their children.
Sadie makes herself at home in our home, as she stays with us for a few days to let her brother, Obi recover after being castrated.
Teagol's parents RtoL: Ernest (now 3 1/2 years old) and Blottie (now 4 1/2 years old), who we hope to bring together again in 2020. Cardiologist vet heart checked this last Tuesday and all clear. Blottie did not even have the innocent flow murmur she had last year, when she was doppler echocardiography checked to establish no heart disease and that the murmur was innocent. Flow murmurs can come and go. Eye examinations next week.
Teagol is nearly two years old now. She was Cardiologist heart checked on Tuesday with an in depth check using a Doppler echocardiography. I was allowed to stay with her and watch the scan, which was very interesting. It did feel almost like self harming, as I don't have to do this in depth an examination (I will write a full report on my visit to the HeartVets along with a roundup of the year and what's next soon), but it has been found now that some (enough that it is a worry) dogs prolapsing of the valve (the beginning of MVD) can start way before any sound (murmur) is heard, and is probably why this disease has got so bad in this breed, with just using auscultation examinations with breeding health schemes. Scanning the hearts of breeding stock in the Cavalier should be a must, now we have this knowledge, but yet the breed club and The Kennel Club (KC) are still dragging their feet in making the Heart Scheme for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels mandatory. On the assured scheme with the KC the only tests you have to only do still are an eye test and two DNA tests. The assured scheme gives you no assurance with Cavaliers, with only recommending checking of hearts, it should be called, "The Potluck scheme for Cavaliers." If you claim to be 'dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs.' Be true to your words KC, make The Kennel Club Heart Scheme for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels mandatory for all Cavaliers being registered with you. You would save a lot of heartache for Cavaliers and their future families. Teagol's heart at nearly two years old, was found to be not showing any signs of disease, thankfully!
Update from Christel for Flossie (Casper and Blottie's litter 2019), who was just back from the vets after being spayed. She is the pup, who had puppy strangles and it has left her with a drainage issue from her eyes. She has some scarring, which hopefully will reduce over time and correct. If not she may need surgery to reduce the scar tissue. So fingers crossed, time will heal.
Flossie has had her op, 2 baby canines removed, eyes flushed again and nails clipped.
She seems fine and is more alert than I thought. She’s had some supper and we’re hoping for a good night.
She wears a smart t shirt suit to help with the wound.
Christel and Flossie x"
“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 Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane!