Wishing all our family and friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The Caledon Kennel Association held their annual show at the International Centre at the end of November. It is one of my favourite shows in the area and I am always excited to enter my dogs. This year i missed the closing date, I was on the fence about showing and ended up being out of town on the last day to enter. Most of my guys are either young and maturing or a bit out of coat. The good news was that even though I didn’t enter, I had the opportunity just to go and watch, something I should do more of. I watched the entire Toy specialty and it was fabulous. My old camera was acting up a bit but I did get a few photos to share.
This gorgeous ruby boy is a Loki son, I think he’s one to watch for the future.
Big dark round eyes and a beautiful expression, I’m in love!
This beautiful blenehim boy below is Cody, owned by my good friends Marianne and Bob at Cempa Cavaliers. At the Toy specialty he finished his Canadian Championship by going Best of Breed over several specials, placed 4th in Group and ended up Best Bred by Exhibitor in Specialty. What a day for them!
Another of Cody
Norma also showed Mr. Rex. We co-own Rex but if you ask him he belongs 125% to Norma. He showed really well and was Winners Dog in the morning show for two more points towards his Championship. He needs 1 point to finish his title.
The next show for my guys will be Elora Gorge Kennel Club in Kitchener in between Christmas and New Years.
My other exciting news here is that my new camera arrived. On our last trip to Hawaii I dropped my camera on a cement floor. It was still working but damaged, the focus was never completely correct again. My first test subject was Loki, he had just had a bath. He normally hates his photo taken but I have finally learned what he can’t resist working for, peanut butter.
Look at this adorable peanut butter face and tongue! Most importantly though.. in focus.
This one is slightly out of focus but this adorable expression kills me. Love my stinky boy.
My next test subjects were SO CUTE. I went and visited a good friend’s puppies. She was evaluating them as potential show prospects and wanted another opinion. I won’t tell you who as I don’t want her over ridden with puppy inquiries (they aren’t available) but needless to say I am enjoying my new camera and her puppies are very nice.
Look at these faces!
For those who are interested in Cavalier “essentials”, check out Embee Creates. It’s not super fancy so if you have any questions about sizing let me know. I’ll be posting snoods, pajamas, drying coats, etc as I have them available. In this house, they are all things that we use often. I am not taking custom orders so check the page often if there is something specific you are after. I sew them all myself.
If you are near Kitchener and want something to do over Chirstmas, feel free to come and visit us at the Elora Gorge show!
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.
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.