Mix’n it up – Cross-breeds

So, I have friends who know I’m obsessed with cavaliers. It’s good to have friends… but friends who feed my obsession are even better friends. So, a friend sent me a link on cavalier cross-breeds.

While I’m not really a designer pooch kind of guy, I have to admit, if I saw these two faces at a shelter, I’d be sunk…

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It’s something about the ears. Plus, I think that a cross breed might shed less. I swear, since Bitsy came into my life, no shirt or pants are safe. Black, tan and white… I’ve given up trying to not look like a crazy dog dad.

Anyhow. That’s what’s on my mind. Oh! Another thing… Bitsy is not nearly as excited for the reindeer costume my sister bought for her as my sister is… I may have to try to get a picture of her in it. It’s better than the cone of shame… right?

P.S. the link for all the cross breeds was http://pinsit.com/10-unreal-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-cross-breeds-you-have-to-see-to-believe/ in case you wanted to have a look too.

 

Do’s and Don’t for Dogs

I’ve always been an ardent “no people food for dogs” advocate… but sometimes those “but Daddy, don’t you love me??” eyes get the better of me…

If you’re like me, and you like to indulge your dog every now and then, it’s better to do so knowing what can be harmful. I was talking to a woman the other day who said she fed her cav carrots. When I gave Bitsy some, she chomped on them a little and then spit them up… which prompted the google search “are carrots safe for dogs” – (yes they are)… but apparently, she doesn’t like the taste.

With the holidays approaching, I know my family won’t be able to resist her big brown eyes either… so, in case you want to break the “no table food” rule – you know what you’re doing.

I didn’t realize how many of these foods are on my holiday table… so make sure it’s a MERRY Christmas with healthy pets!

#TongueOutTuesday

I have to confess, I think I read almost every article out there that talks about Cavaliers… It’s a problem… Well, this week, I came across “19 Reasons You Should Never Adopt a Cavalier King Charles” and, despite knowing it was “click-bait” – I clicked… because, who can resist funny pictures of dogs. The top pic is of a blenheim.

Here’s Bitsy, back this summer. We’re both celebrating #TongueOutTuesday… because apparently, this is now a thing…

Tongue Out Tuesday

Naming Your Dog

Sometimes I’m at the dog park and I hear the most ridiculous names. My veterinarian said that the two most popular Cavalier names she hears are “Bentley” and “Teddy”. I came up this article – http://pinsit.com/10-best-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-dog-names/ – and I have to say, these are some of the most ridiculous names I’ve ever heard… or seen for that matter.

When I named Bitsy, I thought “She’s just a bit of a thing” and I thought it was a cute nickname for a more preppy name, like Elizabeth.

I wonder what other people think when they name their dogs. If you rescue, do you keep the same name that the rescue gives them? If they’ve already been rehomed a few times, does the dog get confused because he’s named Bear Oreo Bandit Sir Wiggles McLovin Roofus?

Just some thoughts for a gloomy Wednesday.

On another note, does anyone’s cavalier hate getting their paws wet when it rains? I swear I’m playing the negotiator when it rains here with her to get her to potty outside… *first world problems…*

Puppy Videos to Brighten Your Day!

Tuesday is really just a second Monday. Bitsy decided that it was a brilliant idea to roll in wet dead leaves RIGHT after coming home from the groomers. So, on days like today, when I just don’t understand dog logic, I surf the web to find interesting videos that make me smile. Here are two that I found:

Puppies learning how to howl

And this goofy lab who did a fun trick (possibly by accident…)

Hope these videos can be a good pick-me-up on your 2nd Monday!

11/11/15

Bitsy had a slow week – fall winter has her down. I’m bringing her to the groomers tomorrow so I’m hoping she’ll be getting more spring in her step back. She’s got snarls under her ears. I wonder how many other cavalier parents have this issue. What products do you use? I swear I’m brushing her almost daily and this still happens! At any rate, here are some of my favorite instagram accounts: three corgis  and doug the pugWho do you follow?