On Saturday, November 9th we lost our Mylee suddenly to a massive stroke, very traumatic for us, pain free and quickly for her. It’s taken me a few days to be able to post this and many, many tears. I know it’s going to take a lot longer than that to stop feeling how different our home feels without her. My way of processing grief is putting together these videos, I’m not good at it but the memories and clips all in one spot help me a lot. We’ve known and somewhat suspected cancer since May but all the medicine and specialists in the world just couldn’t help. Thank you to Elaine Mitchell for entrusting us with my girl all those years ago, she really was my dog of a lifetime.
Fall is the best time to go out and take photos. The dogs love the cooler weather and according to them, anytime is a great time to play ball or frisbee. I haven’t taken many photos lately so it was great to play with my camera again.
Hopefully we’ll have a chance to take some more fall photos before the weather changes. I’ve done some updates to my website, mostly in the Our Dogs section. Everyone went to the CFSO’s annual heart and eye clinic and got fresh heart and eye certificates. All of that info on their pages has been changed to be current. I have also taken some photos for a Grooming post that I hope to have done soon. A lot of people ask me about what products to use and how to groom their Cavalier at home, I did a post like this awhile ago but it’s definitely time for an update. Dirty boy Finn got to be the model for it! He’s very clean and smelling good for the moment.
I hope to be at the Aurora and District Kennel Club show that is being held in conjunction with the Canadian Pet Expo, November 23-25th at the International Centre. The CFSO is hosting a booster, so it should be a great turn out. Hope to see everyone there.
At the end of May we welcomed two litters born within a few days of each other. I don’t usually breed two girls so close together but the timing was right. We much prefer to have warm weather puppies here so that they are able to go outside and enjoy the nicer weather. Half sister’s Lolly and Ebby both free whelped their puppies and have been fantastic Momma’s ever since. They are now 5 and 5 and a half weeks old, right at that super cute snuggling stage. Since Lolly’s were born over Victoria Day Long weekend with a royal wedding happening the same weekend, they all have royal names.
This little girl is Tori, she reminds me so much of her Momma Lolly, just in another colour.
Rose has the sweetest little temperament, very happy and outgoing
Anne is our bully at the moment, big, strong, athletic, confident and BOSSY. She’s always on the go!
Harry is our little guy. He was born half the size of his littermates and struggled to gain weight. I was just going to start supplementing him with tube feedings when I decided to try and see if Ebby would nurse him. Ebby is a bit of a “helicopter mom” and her two rubies were born very large and strong. She was so full of milk and there was way more room for little Harry without being squished out by his bigger siblings. It worked, Ebby fed Harry for the next 3 weeks as her own. He’s still smaller than everyone but doing great so far.
Will is very sweet and laid back. He loves a good snuggle and is very much a go with the flow kind of guy.
4 days later we had our two rubies born. We named them Ron and Ginny and of course they had their adopted little brother Harry. Ron reminds me a lot of Daddy Reese, while Ginny looks a lot like her Momma just in a ruby jacket. We’re thrilled to have both of them.
All puppies are spoken for and I am not taking inquiries at the moment. We’re just sharing because…cute puppy pictures!
Embee Cavaliers is a very small hobby breeder located in the Greater Toronto Area. We breed in equal parts for health, temperament, type and conformation. This blog was created to promote purebred dog ownership, responsible breeding and to celebrate living every day with royal spaniels.