The recently past Thanksgiving weekend in Southern Ontario was absolutely beautiful.  The weather was mild and although 2020 has brought many challenges, we were lucky enough to spend some time with friends and potential puppy owners socially distanced outside.  Nothing this year is remotely the same.  I haven’t attended a dog show in over a year.  We haven’t travelled since our vacation in February and the winter is looking long and looming. My husband’s industry is in shambles and for the first time in many years, I will be home for my birthday which is also fast approaching.  We are thankful that we’ve been healthy, our families have been healthy, and that we do have good friends to visit with when the weather permits it.  I have enjoyed having more time to sew, spend time with my dogs, and yes even pick up my camera and blog again

Our gorgeous Finn looking…. gorgeous


My sweetest boy.  He has an extra terrible coat after being neutered which makes grooming more of a challenge but he’s happy, healthy, and very well loved


This adorable senior guy is my friend Lori’s boy Rufus.  Rufus is our Molly’s half brother, they shared the same Momma Reese(CH Burbrook Rebecca’s Last Fling) and were both bred by Karen Murray.  He’s 11 years old


Ginny who is here being a fantastic Momma, flying through the leaves with her best buddy Taz


Ginny, on a mission to find the ball!


I posted in a Toronto Cavalier Facebook group using this photo that we are thankful for Cavalier’s smiling faces, warm hugs, and their pure joy of everything and everyone around them.  Appropriate for these two pictures I think.  I wish they were in focus.  I was able to partially save them with a sharpening filter, but not my best work.  L to R: Taz, Ginny, Raphy (who belongs to a friend), and Finn


Baby Asher with the ball and zooming through the leaves.  Asher (Embee’s Arctic Blast) is from Finn and Cricket’s litter this past February.  He mostly resembles his Momma Cricket in both looks and temperament but he inherited his Daddy Finn’s pure love of playing ball.  He belongs to a friend and we’re hoping to show him if that ever becomes a thing again


Happiest of ball dogs!  Taz, Ginny and Asher.  Bottom photo is Taz


Poor Raphy was having a hard time with Ginny.  He hasn’t been around very many intact girls and was completely in love.  She wanted nothing to do with him.


My friend’s beautiful senior girl named Scarlett.  Scarlett is a rescue is having some health challenges.  She is however very loved and I’m sure thankful to be cared for in such a caring home


Finn’s “I’m beyond happy” ball face


Scarlett and Rufus hanging out on the deck while the younger ones burn off all that energy chasing balls


One happy toad enjoying the fall day


Wherever you are, I hope your Cavaliers are keeping you healthy, safe, and giving you comfort.  I know how thankful I am to have mine.