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Sorry, I got cut short earlier. Dinner was ready, and with Ed working nights, I wanted to spend some quality time around the table with my guys, LOL! Of course, now that's plus one. We have a counter height table with two shelves underneath it. Nala, the cat, lays on the top shelf, and now Bosley lays on the bottom shelf right by my feet :P Crazy puppy!
I told Ed tonight I'm ready for another one.....or two.....or three! He said "Three?!? Why three?" I said, because I think Iowa law only allows you to have four dogs, so we can only get three more! Of course, then he had to bring up the fact that before Bosley, I was never really what you would call a dog person. I'm much more cat friendly. I think that's because I grew up in a farming community, and dogs came and went with the wind. One day they would be there, and they would be gone the next never to be heard from again. And you never knew if they just ran away or if something happened to them, they were just gone and that was that. Whereas the cats always stayed in the house, so they were sure to be there.
But, now, I've turned over a new leaf! If I could know for certain that any other Cav we were to get would have a disposition and personality like Bosley, I would have a dozen if I could! We really lucked out with this little guy (thanks again, Gina T!) He is just the most lovable little bundle of fur!
And ya know, I'm almost thinking twice about the whole breeding thing. I don't know if I could give up the puppies, LOL! Oh, and if they were even half as cute as Bosley is right now...forgetaboutit!!!! That's not why we want to do the whole breeding thing, though, don't get me wrong. I would love to share this breed with people. They are just the most amazing little animals! And such wonderful companions!
I saw on another members page a web site for rescued Cavaliers, so I went to see what they were like...what the dogs could have wrong with them that they had to be rescued. I couldn't believe some of the stories!!! One of the poor little things had diabetes, and his owners didn't know what was wrong with him, therefore he didn't get the treatments and medicine he needed. He only weighed 14 lbs when they found him. Poor little guy! If I could just win that Power Ball, I'd buy a great big huge old farm and have nothing but Cavaliers; both as pets and rescue situations. Those poor babies! And the ones that once they are past breeding age their owners just get rid of them. That's just sad! The way I look at it, any pet you bring into your home is there for the long haul. Just like children, you can't turn them in when you get tired of them or they don't act the way you think they should, or they are sick. I can understand to a certain extent owners not being able to afford a special needs animal. But then they need to find someone to place that animal where they can be well cared for, not just abandon them.
Ok, ok, I'll stop ranting. I tend to get a little carried away when I'm passionate about something, so bear with me :P Anyhoo, Bosley is yawning and I just realized how late it is, so I'd better head off to bed myself. Everyone have a wonderful night, and I'll see ya'll in the morning! Cavalier Hugs (and yawns)!!