This little lady would like to announce her new name; “Lexi”. For the first time ever, I decided to do a re-name on one of my animals. It’s definitely more weird for me than it is her, she already knows it… little smartie pants. The issue was that most people were having trouble saying it and would ask over and over what it was, so Lexi it is. The name Lexi is a bit sentimental for me as Zoey was almost named Lexi many years ago. I think it suits a fiery little red head.
A few weeks ago I was approached by Sean Kelly of Equal Opportunity about a charity project he was doing for Mother Earth. They were looking for a couple of well behaved cavaliers for a photo shoot. They needed to help model dog beds and bags that had been made from recycled materials by women in developing countries. Mylee of course was the perfect girl for the job and I figured Ruffi would enjoy doing the shoot as well. We made our way to Attor Studio in Toronto and spent 40 minutes doing photos with their photographer. I was so proud of my girls, they did a fantastic job. Here are a few photos that they shared with me.
Website updates are still in progress but i’m getting there. I unfortunately had to remove the feature slider as it was having trouble resizing based on monitor size. It looked fantastic on my widescreen office monitors but downstairs on my little laptop it didn’t work. I ended up going back to the original large header photo that I will change on occasion. I hope to have my health page up soon and I will be listing some of my sewing items for sale in the next few days.
I’m still busy trying to finish redoing this website. It’s been a lot of work but things are slowly coming together. You’ll notice updates in the Our Dogs section and I uploaded Zoey’s video under Rainbow bridge. Things are so different here without her, I miss her demanding adorable self. I also spent the better part of this afternoon putting together videos for our annual Embee Fam Jams. I’m all caught up to 2017!
The other section that I’ve been working on is Embee Champions and Titleholders, many of our dogs are active showing in conformation, performance, and other dog sports. Their owners have worked hard on their achievements and they really do deserve a section on their own. I’m missing some photos so I’ll update it again when I have everything collected.
Since the end of August we’ve had a visitor that I’ve been showing. Secret is Ruffi’s sister and lives with my friend Sheryl in New Hampshire. While she’s been here, I’ve been trying to get her Canadian Championship Very pleased to share that we were successful and that Secret is now officially known as CH Embee’s Lady Luck at Mileslip. Sometimes wholecolours take awhile to get their conformation titles, judges tend to prefer particolours and it makes it more difficult to be recognized. No problems this time! Secret finished by going Best of Opposite Sex at the Trillium Dog Fanciers in Lindsay, ON. This makes the 4th black and tan Champion for Molly (CH Mysticmoon’s Danika).
The annual Cavalier Fanciers of Southern Ontario heart and eye clinic was held on October 15 at Graham Animal hospital. Along with volunteering to put in eye drops and manage appointments, I also brought Loki, Ruffi, Ebby, Molly and Secret for their annual heart and eye checks. Very pleased that everyone had a good day of results and I’m especially thrilled that Loki and Ebby officially have their over 5 heart clearance. 50% of Cavaliers will have a heart murmur by the time they are 5, so this really is an important milestone for a breeding dog. Our heart protocol dictates that parents must be murmur free at 2.5 and their parents must be murmur free at over 5 years of age. Mission accomplished for these two.
This weekend Ruffi, Mylee and I went and did a photoshoot with Attor Studio and Sean at Equal Opportunity. They helped model dog beds and carriers that were made by women in developing countries from materials that would otherwise be in landfills. The beds and carriers were super cute and I was very proud of my girls. They rocked their photo shoot. Mylee of course normally loves the camera but I was most impressed with Ruffi. She was the perfect little lady and did everything they asked and more. Good girls. I hope to see and share photos from their project soon. I wish I had taken more while I was there!
My website overhaul and re-do is well under way. There are still quite a few pages that need updating but I’m trying to do a few each day.
Ruffi’s puppies turned 10 weeks old this week and are doing fantastic. They all visited the Ophthalmologist today and had normal eye exams. Always well worth celebrating… so we did, outside with a video. Poor Ruffi really does have a bit of karma going on with these wild kids of hers. She can be so rough and rowdy when she plays with others, it’s only fitting that her puppies are too!
My biggest news is that I can now officially say that there is a new red head in my life. We’re still working on a call name but I’d like it to be something Australian. Why Aussie? Well this breeding was very special for me as I had imported frozen semen from their Australian Daddy a couple years ago. With the help of my fantastic Theriogenologist, Dr. Rasa Levstein DVM, DVSc, DACT (Veterinarian that specializes in reproduction) we had 4 healthy puppies.
I wanted to reflect a bit of their Australian heritage in their registered names and when I was doing research I came across the Tirari Desert. Her registered name will be Embee Tirari Sunrise or some form of that. I’ve been waiting for the right ruby girl to come along for many years and I’m just thrilled to have her.
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.