Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cavalier Fanciers of Southern Ontario Speciality - June 24, 2012

Five little reasons have been keeping me very busy.  So busy that I've been slow sharing some photos from the annual Cavalier Fanciers of Southern Ontario show in June.

This year was a very different for me.  With the puppies being born just a week before, I was lucky that I made it there for half of the day.  Normally I am around to help setup and get things organized. This year.. not so much.  I was sleep deprived but thrilled that Rob was able to look after the babies (including feeding a little girl every two hours) while I took off for the afternoon. 

I even managed to bath Sadie and show her in the 12-18 month bitch class.  Sadie surprised me by taking 3rd place in her class of 7 or 8 (I can't remember right this minute).  I've been in no hurry to start showing her, she has been very slow to mature and I did not welcome her into our crew as a show prospect.  I was more interested in her pedigree, overall health history, and structure.  It is taking some time but she is coming a long very nicely.  We may venture out to a few shows this summer and fall. 

I had Sadie's picture taken by Neil Kinnear and Lesley Chung at the show for Sadie's other Mom.  If you visit the link you can see some other photos taken that day.  Most of the time Sadie lives with a good friend of mine and has the very serious job of welcoming visitors into her Quilting Shop.  Sadie loves her job!

Our Say-deedee
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The rest of the photos were taken in the Specials class and the puppies who competed for Best Puppy.  I was lucky to get so many good ones to choose from.  It was a beautiful day for picture taking. 

 Here are my best shots of the day.

Smiling in the heat
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Beautiful ruby boy
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Happy happy!
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It's show time!
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Will work for yummy treats!
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More puppy pictures coming soon...

Little girl is doing very well and we need to think of a name for her as she has made it clear she will be sticking around for awhile.  I will update with more details on the gang later in the week. 

6 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures, I love how every Cavalier, though they can be same size and color, has his or her distinction. Like the dog pictured with the freckles or the one with the light eyebrows. I think all of us could easily pick our dog out of a lineup. Thank you for sharing, and glad to hear little girl is thriving.

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  2. Thank you for including all four colours and of course, Cassie. :-) I hope she does well in August too! We need to practice more! Lovely pictures, lovely dogs. What is it with you, whelping puppies and Specialties? They always seem to conflict/coincide? :-)

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  3. All those beautiful smiles. You only had to ask and I would have looked after the pups :-) :-)
    If only. :-)
    Beautiful post. :-) x x x

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  4. Gorgeous photos!
    Very pleased the little female pup is doing well.

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  5. gorgeous dogs. what do you feed them on?

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  6. Hi Zereen,

    Thank you for the comment on my pictures. The only Cavalier that belongs to me is the blenheim pictured at the very top. I just happen to be someone who enjoys taking pictures, and our annual speciality show always provides a wonderful opportunity for me to get my camera out. Sadie eats a combination of a home-cooked diet, Canine Life muffin mix in which you add your own ingredients to, and various types of kibble. I believe in a diet full of variety for optimum health.

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