Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Its been pointed out to me that a comment in my last post regarding MVD has offended some readers.

I would like to clarify this comment:

Fortunately for our Cavaliers veterinary medicine has come a long way in regards to diagnosis and treatment. Many cavaliers with MVD can live comfortably for several years with careful treatment, management and monitoring.

The comment above should be taken simply as it is stated. Cavaliers when first diagnosed with MVD can and do live longer with the intervention of veterinary medicine and conscientious

I in no way discredit the severity of MVD in our breed or the great impact it has on owners and breeders who deal with it. It is a horrible disease, and it is not ok that progress hasn't been made to improve quality of life and longevity in our breed.

However, I would not take the time to write this blog if I did not care about education and supporting breeders who are doing everything they can to improve and save this breed. There isn't many, but there are a few.. and they deserve every ounce of support I can muster because they certainly do not get much when being lumped into the general category of "breeder".


  1. Oh wow the first to comment.. here. I see you cringe :-) :-)
    Who would ever have a dog... yet alone a beautiful cavalier, if they really knew the facts of all their breeding traits... I am one... AGAIN, try as we might.. there is so much ignorance in this breed... it needs telling.. TELL ON DEAR FRIEND. because someone will have the love of their life and lose them................. shere ignorence !
    You have not offended me.... KEEP GOING !
    :-) X X X

  2. Lots of lov's FREYA ROSE BLOSSOM TOO :-) X

  3. How odd someone would misinterpret your message or intent. Obviously they do not know you or understand the supportive environment breeders and pet owners of the CFSO share. Isn't this what it is all about? Moving forward with better knowledge not getting stuck in the mud just slinging it.

  4. Some people just don't get it. When we got Marlon Brando, all I could think was that I wanted him. I just wanted a Cavalier. It took 20 years, but I finally had him. He has many problems. Why? I didn't get him from a responsible breeder, I didn't do enough research. The breeder lied to me. Listen, I love Brando with all my heart, and wouldn't change him for the world. He makes me happy and lifts my heart when it's down. But, if it weren't for people like you, and Miss Kodee, I'd never know the things I do now. We made more resposible choices in choosing our Humphrey and Ziggy. I just hope we can help Brando, so he can have a happy and healthy life. Thank you for your post.