Monday, September 26, 2011

Cavalier Fanciers of Southern Ontario - Annual cavalier picnic

This post is best viewed with music!
Teddy Bear's Picnic

If you go down to Brinklow today
You're sure of a big surprise
If you go down to Brinklow today
You'd better go in disguise.

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For every Cavalier that ever there was
Will gather there for certain because
Sept. 18 was the day the CFSO had their picnic.

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Every cavalier who's been good
Is sure of a treat today
There's lots of marvellous things to eat,
And wonderful games to play.

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Beneath the trees where nobody sees
Cavaliers will stay as long as they please,
Cause that's the way Cavaliers have their picnic.

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Picnic time for cavaliers
The little Cavaliers
are having a lovely time today.

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Watch them catch
them unawares
and see them picnic on this special day.

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See them happily prance about,
They love to wag and shout,
They never have any cares

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At four o'clock their
mummies and daddies will take them home to bed
because they're tired little cavaliers.

On September 18th, the Cavalier Fanciers of Southern Ontario held their annual Cavalier picnic.

It is a special day where Cavalier owners and breeders get together to appreciate our wonderful owners and breed. It was an amazing time with lots of well loved cavaliers and very good friends.

A very big thank you to all who came and made it possible.

Also a special thank you to Blossom, Bentley, Mot and Bracken for the completely amazing raffle prize that I won. I was thrilled. Miss Molly is going to look beautiful in the show ring thanks to you.



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cavalier Giveaway - The Update

Thank you to everyone who entered the first ever Embee Cavaliers giveaway. It was definitely a smashing success!

I am excited to announce that everyone who commented with what they will use one of our folders for will receive one in the mail along with a snood.

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MY Becky, so stealing this girl! Photo courtesy of Bark'n About
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Health and education are so deeply important to me. Not all value the impact and strength of like minds collaborating together on one subject through the internet.

The protective barriers that used to exist between cavalier owners, breeders and fanciers are no longer. Through the internet transparency, education and dedication are what takes their place. The power is truly in all of our hands. By collaborating together we can make a difference. The health and future of our breed depend on it.

To all those who entered by commenting and letting me know what you would use one of our folders for:
  • Email me with your full name and mailing address, embeecav at gmail dot com
  • Include your cavaliers name and two of their favourite colours
  • I will not be contacting you if you do not contact me, make sure to email me and let me know!
Looks like I will be busily making more snoods this week!

My email is embeecav at gmail dot com

In return I would love to receive a picture of your cavalier with one of our folders and their new snood on. If I get enough I would LOVE to post them in an update. (I can't help it, I love seeing cute pictures of cavaliers...especially in snoods)

Teagan
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The beautiful Miss Kodee - Photo courtesy of Bark'n About
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Thank you again to all. Cavalier owners truly rock.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Embee Cavaliers - A Giveaway!

And no, I don't mean my girls...at least not today anyways.

Aren't they cute? Its not the best picture, but it is the best of the many I took trying to get that shot. It is so hard trying to get all four at once.

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Back to the giveaway.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Canada's
(CKCSCC) health and education committee has put together a completely awesome and very practical, two-pocket folders.

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We are selling these folders as a fundraising initiative. In my house this type of folder has been used for just about everything. Veterinary records, resume's, school projects, meeting minutes, they are just so handy to have around.

All proceeds from the sales of our folders go into the CKCSCC health and education committee's general health fund.

The CKCSCC health and education committee is responsible for many health initiatives in our breed including:
  • Ongoing Mitral Valve Disease research and diagnostics. Started in 1993, this initiative has provided many pet owners and breeders with expensive diagnostic testing, and researchers with important data regarding MVD.
  • Offering lower cost MRI's to breeders in partnership with Matheson Blvd. Veterinary Services to assist with the high costs associated with screening for chiari malformation, syringomyelia and PSOM.
  • Donating to CKCS research projects and initiatives worldwide.
  • Funding older cavaliers to be scanned for the genome project.
  • Organizing educational seminars for breeders of all types of dogs to attend, on topics such as reproduction and genetics.
Our folder and snood giveaway!

To show just how awesome these folders are, I am giving away folders to readers of this blog. In addition to the folder I will include a snood in your cavalier's favourite colour.

Princess Molly and Mylee modelling some of our snoods

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Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what *you* would use one of our folders for. I will take entries from wherever in the world you are. Feel free to pass the link on to other cavalier fanciers. The more the merrier, especially when its for a great cause!

It is easiest to comment on Embee Cavaliers by signing up or into a Google account. Using a Google account you can also become a "follower" of Embee Cavaliers and know exactly when I update this blog through Google's reader or by signing into Blogger. I fondly refer to my followers as "creepers" over on the sidebar.

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You can also comment without having a Google account. Just make sure to post your first name, and visit next week to see if you need to send me additional information, so that I can send you your folder and snood.

Winners will be selected at random a week from today.

Depending on how many comments I receive, I may elect to send a folder and snood to everyone! (Thank you to my Mom who avidly reads my blog and lets me know when I need to update it, for letting me raid her fer fabric stash. Free fabric = ability to share with everyone.)


To purchase these folders please contact me at embeecav at gmail dot com.

Folders are:

$3.00 for one or 4 folders for $10.00. Postage extra.


Thank you for supporting local breed clubs and the CKCSCC health and education committee. Without the support of breed enthusiasts like you, initiatives such as the ones above would not be possible. On behalf of our cavaliers, thank you.