Lyric is getting a playmate next week. Of course, there will be “hover-mother” supervision so she doesn’t torment the little tyke. In fact, it may be weeks before they actually get to play together. What am I talking about?
Yes, we’re adding onto the family again!
You must think I’m crazy. But if we are going to continue to keep doing what we love (raising Cavapoos) we have to plan ahead. As older dogs retire there need to be young dogs to step up and take their place in the family.
Another reason I was thinking about adding another Cavalier is that all of my Cavaliers are related so if I ever want to have another litter of purebred Cavaliers (I like to raise my own for future parents if I can) I have to bring in some new bloodlines.
I had actually been mulling this idea over before we lost Justice. At that point, we had Justice, his dad Dickens and “uncle” Noah. Noah is the oldest and some of you might remember he had a health scare about a year ago. Thankfully, it didn’t turn out to be a major issue but he did lose one “barrel of his shotgun” so to speak. So as not to lose out on a potential litter I had been relying on Dickens and Justice to take care of the girls. And now Justice is gone.
Noah is going in for a check-up this week to see if he has enough “ammo” to get the job done or if he’s just shooting blank shells. Until we know what’s going on with him, the burden of the whole girl harem (of poodles, at least) falls on Dickens.
And Dickens isn’t getting any younger either. Of course, my plan was to always have Justice here to step fully into his dad’s shoes once he fully retired. With the loss of Justice, it doesn’t just hit us emotionally but also in the ‘stud muffin’ department. So after he was taken from us it made it even more urgent to find another male Cavalier to add to the family to help out.
Thankfully, a trusted friend referred me to a reputable breeder that had some puppies available. The only bad thing is she is about 2500 miles away from us! But arrangements are being made for a flight nanny to deliver this little cutie to us sometime next week!
Pictured @ 4 weeks
Pictured @ 6 weeks
Pictured @ 7 weeks
His mom reminds me of Rosie❤️
And his dad reminds me of Justice❤️
Nobody will even replace Justice in my heart, but his little man will help heal that hole. ❤ I can’t wait to meet him in person!