Year 3

Saffy & Sadie Age 2 years

The last two years has flown, for the first few months it was non-stop training, to go to the loo outside, to learn what is acceptable behaviour and taking them to training classes when they were old enough, two lots of injections and finding out out what food they would or would not eat. Cavaliers can be quite fussy about food so it took awhile but I think we have quite a good routine now. They are now officially adults, although you would never know it, the way they charge around in the garden bowling each other over, they have had 3 seasons and we had to watch in case the hormones caused a problem with two bitches, but they still love each other and have been known to sit on top of each other cuddled up for warmth







Saffy & Sadie 2011

 The girls have grown up so quickly just like children, they are fourteen months old now and just had their second seasons. I looked at proper dog pants in the shop but they were very expensive and I did not want to get any marks on either the new carpet or our clothes, so I hit on the idea of buying active pampers and cutting a hole for the tail which works very well. Saffy is quite happy with them on, Sadie is the most active one and not so keen but will tolerate them. It is only for a short time and keeps us all happy. So that is it for another six months.


They had such fine coats I knitted them jumpers to keep warm for the winter, then they had their first Christmas outfits
Of course they need it for warmth more than anything, they are now 17 months old but still have very fine coats which will not keep out the cold, but it does not hurt to look good at the same time. These red velvet outfits are warm and look good. The saying “Don’t work with children or animals” was very true when trying to take these photos, but I have a secret weapon just for these times, the pups adore Refresher sweets and will do anything for one, seems stange as it is sherbet and fizzes but they love them. So, I broke one into four pieces and when they knew they were in the offing, they became the perfect posers, Saffy is very good and will pose for ages, Sadie wants to keep on the move but gave in when she knew what the reward was. So I have some very nice photographs for the family album.
Last year they were tiny puppies who just slept then played with the wrapping paper and fell asleep again, but this year it is already like having terrible two year old twins. I have a display of village houses and trees which I add to each year and they seem to be of particular interest, Saffy has been caught twice with a fir tree on the floor after climbing up onto the sofa to reach over to get it. The command “Leave” is coming in very handy just now!
I just turned round as I heard them growling and running back and forth to find a pair of my knickers off the drying rack being used as a tug toy, oh the joys of puppies growing up, but they make me laugh and that cannot be a bad thing in the days we are experiencing now
So,I am looking forward to Christmas day with the puppies, they may just find a little parcel under the tree if they are good girls as a reward for all the smiles they have given me throughout the year.

Christmas 2011


Winter Our first snow