November 18, 2012
I just wanted to write a short note of thanks to Val and Hank for allowing us to purchase and adopt two of their adorable ruby puppies. My husband Greg and I adopted one and our daughter Kristen adopted the other ruby sister. They will grow up knowing each other since we pup sit Kristen's puppies when she she is working. We were looking for a ruby Cavalier King Charles pup on the internet when we came across Val's website showing her adorable available puppies. We preferred to find puppies locally so we didn't have to ship them and put them through the stress of a flight. We drove to Cape Coral from Naples on Thursday to view the pups and Kristen came home with Olivia. Greg and I kept thinking about the other ruby sister so we called Val and we made the trip back to Cape Coral on Saturday to pick up Fiona. Olivia is now Lady Isabella or Izzy for short. Fiona is now Kylie. They have both been spayed. We feel like we have made new friends with Val and Hank. They were very kind and welcomed us into
their home to show us their dogs and puppies. We spent quite a bit of time there on both visits and feel they take excellent care of their dogs. They also go to the added expense of getting great vet care for all their dogs. They make sure the adults have all the health checks for the conditions that normally cause problems for this breed. You can tell they love their dogs and have devoted their lives to them. I would recommend to anyone looking for a Cavalier King Charles that they purchase it from Val. She has kept in touch and has offered any help we might need in the future. My daughter feels the same way so we all highly recommend this breeder.
Cheryl and Greg G. and Kristen L. Naples,Fl.
We just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how wonderfully "Georgie" is doing in his new home. He is just the sweetest dog! He's so very playful - and very cuddly - a terrific addition to our family!!
We're trying hard not to spoil him too much :) So far, he has a bed in almost every room (even the master bathroom - haha) because he loves to follow us around. Whatever room we happen to be in, Georgie immediately settles into the nearest bed to watch what's going on. He's so alert and so interested in everything around him - he's just the dearest dog!! I've attached a picture of Georgie in one of his new beds - he looks very content.
Thank you so much for everything! Ron and I were incredibly impressed with how diligently you followed up with us for weeks after Georgie arrived to make sure everything was going well. It's evident that you love your pups very much and it was so comforting to know that you were only a phone call away if we had a question. We just love our little Georgie and we think he will be very happy here :)
Thanks again - we'll keep in touch, Carol and Ron K.
Take care, Carol
Hi Val and Hank!
Thank you for the photos and your kind words.Your email sentiments truly choked me up; I'm so glad you know Alexis went to a loving home and family.
Alexis did fabulously on the drive home. There has not been any trembling or shaking ~ she has taken to us completely! In fact, she readily and happily allowed a couple of the older ladies on the block hold her too. (It MADE their day, as you can understand).
She loves her food; and as you can see in the picture~ she is quite happy sitting in her cage (note the door is still open for her to come and go freely, in attached pics)
Ken keeps saying we should have named her Velcro ~ b/c she sticks to us all the
Her first night went pretty well... naturally she was more comfortable with someone sleeping close to her... so we took turns lying on the floor. We realize she has been used to snugging closely with her five sisters, when they slept together.
Diane and Ken, Marco Island,Fl.
Alexis experienced flying the friendly skies last week. She did GREAT!!! Ken says she is a real champion. Never made a sound.She is the perfect little "flyer". Ken
upgraded all of us to Priority/Business Class to be sure we were all as comfortable as possible. The people at the airport cracked up about Alexis' Paws Port. In fact, before we
landed in Maryland ~ the flight crew presented us with a First Flight Certificate for Alexis... with the names of the Captain, the Co-Pilot, and all of the flight crew.
Everyone falls in love with our little precious ruby. Enjoy your holiday weekend.
Diane, Ken and Alexis
Yes, we have been enjoying your newsletters and those adorable puppy pictures on your website! Your babies are so precious!!!!
Ken and I are making it a special day in our house ~ because it was exactly 6 months ago, that we brought Alexis home with us.
We couldn't be happier!!
Every single day starts with a gentle puppy paw tapping us at EXACTLY 7 o'clock in the morning. We should just toss out our alarm clocks; we never have to set the alarm any more. Alexis starts our day. Then she rolls onto her back and enjoys tummy rubs and having her paws rubbed. She weighs 10.2 lbs (same weight now for 2 weeks)
As I write to you, she is playing with a golf ball~ chasing it all over the tile floors. Such a curious puppy!!!
We trust you and Hank are blessed with good health; and are rewarded with matching up more people with their Cavalier King Charles baby.
We are forever grateful to both of you, for joining us with Phantom Alexis (also known as Lexie) :-*
Diane and Ken
Well Dyanne was very surprised !!! Bryton has had a great day. I've taken a few photos and more will be sent to you as you watch your little girl grow up. We are truly blessed to have been able to meet you both. Having Bryton join are family is a dream come true. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Ps we are also very lucky and blessed having extended family.
Good Morning !!!
Val and Hank,
Henry and I made it home just fine...he wasn't too thrilled
for a short time, then he settled down and enjoyed a bit of sleep. He is so so
adorable. We got here, and I took him out to see if he had to relieve himself,
and he met a couple of the neighbor kids who were gaga over him. He wagged his
tail endlessly and ate up the attention. Right now, he is resting in his crate
with his soft blue blankie which seems very comforting to him.
job delivering a beautiful ruby boy to me!
Teresa, NAPLES, FL.
Hi Val and Hank,
down. Nights are easy, if I hear him stir, it means he has to go out (I learned that the hard way! Don't wait for him to cry!) I had a lunch date with a girlfriend yesterday and he sat on my lap outside at the restaurant patio and was perfect, and of course everyone who sees him is in love.
Thanks. He is great. Travels everywhere with us even st barths. Training to be a therapy dog. Karen
LITTLE ''CHARLIE'' IS NOW ''LUCY LOU'' AND HAS FOUND HER FOREVER HOME IN BEAUTIFUL ENGLEWOOD,FL. WITH JANICE AND CHARLIE !!! LUCY NOW HAS A PLAYMATE. NATALIE SUE !!!
Here they are sacked out with Dad a couple of days ago. They are doing really well! Cheryl
Thank you so much for the photos and everything! We are so excited to see Martha and take her home. She is beautiful and her parents are so sweet I'm so glad to have found such a gorgeous puppy!
Thank you for everything.
Gabby D. FT. LAUDERDALE,FL.
She plays hard, and then naps well ! She is growing nicely and has been a great fit for my family :)
Cordially, Donna Orlando, Fl.
Hi Val, Ellie is doing very well she is a chow hound loves her food. She also loves playing with her brothers, chasing them around the yard and furniture in the house. Lynne & Christian, Naples, Fl.
Hi Val , all is well busy with season our jobs are crazy. Ellie is doing fantastic such a young lady she has become. We love her very much. Would consider your breeding program for a Blenheim female puppy someday once our 13 year old passes. Thanks, Lynne
We had a good trip home. Didn't get in until almost 7. He slept most of the way.
He met his brother, Killian. Jamie was thrilled, Killian a little less. He fit right in. Adopted Scott immediately. He definitely knows his name. He comes to it every time. He did his business outside this morning.
He had a good night and he played for about an hour and now he's sleeping.
Thank you for everything.
Barbara, Mount Dora, Fl
Beatrice has found her forever home with Anne and Charles in Naples, Florida.
Thank you so much for the pictures. We just love this little guy. I will keep you up to date. Thank you so much for all your kindness. Karen Saba, Sarasota, Fl.
We are very pleased with Charlie....he is a healthy and beautiful little puppy. He is going to puppy school and is so smart. When we take him to Pet Smart for school everyone thinks
he is So cute and loving . I will send you a picture soon. Karen
Thanks for the nice pictures:)
Mitt is still doing great. He sleeps well overnight and is a great napper too! He's getting along well with the cat and loves all people! He's so eager to do hus best with the potty as well. Such a joy! Tomorrow morning he has his vet check so I will let you know how that goes.
Helen & Rick, Naples, Fl.
As you can see, Mitt is doing great. He took his first kayak trip today and was good as can be, and had a blast on the sand!
I can't believe how much he's done since he came home with us. He goes to the vet next week and it will be exciting to see how much he's grown... Helen and Rick
WINSTON AND RUBY HAVE FOUND THEIR FOREVER HOME WITH JOAN AND FAMILY IN OSPREY, FL.
Thanks for the pictures Val. Here's Tucker after a trip to the park. He hasn't quite mastered walking on a leash, and the round trip to the park is too much for him yet (about 3/4 mile) so
he rode in a stroller with Missy trotting along beside.
Deanna, Bonita Springs, Fl.
You will recall our conversation about using 'bell's as
an indicator that 'someone wishes to go out to 'potty'. Well, would you
believe that it actually worked today!? Judy was in the kitchen ... heard
the bells ring ... she looked around the corner and Charlie was sitting by
the front door. He needed to go out on 'both counts'!!!
Judy also feels that Herb was working with Charlie to 'sit'.
As to Charlie 'toys'. We have several small yellow tennis balls about the
size of a golf ball. You should see Charlie chase the ball across our wood
floors ... charging, slipping sliding to grab the ball. Would you believe
that the very first time I rolled the ball across the floor, he grabbed it
and brought it back and dropped it at my feet.
This is no dumb dog !!!
KATIE & JOHN HENRY ARE VERY PROUD OF THEIR LITTLE SON ''ZEUS''...HE HAS FOUND HIS FOREVER HOME WITH VICTOR , NBA PLAYER FOR THE ORLANDO MAGIC ! CONSUELA AND GEORGE'S SON ''APOLLO'' IS NOW WITH THE TEAM OF VICTOR AND ZEUS!
TREVOR AND MORGAN HAVE FOUND THEIR FOREVER HOME WITH JOANN AND WALTER IN BOYNTON BEACH, FL.
PENNY HAS FOUND HER FOREVER HOME WITH AMANDA AND FAMILY
LILY HAS FOUND HER FORVER HOME WITH SUZANNE, DAVID AND BENTLEY IN OSPREY, FL.
CULLEN ~ HARLEY ~ HAS FOUND HIS FOREVER HOME IN PROSPECT, IL. WITH AMELIA AND FAMILY.
Hi! Harley is so sweet and handsome! He is such a good boy and loves to take his walks. I found the FROMM food close by my house so everyone is now on it. Ginger is so happy to have a little playmate. I will have to send you a video of harley playing with my son's dog Besu who is an Australian Shepard. He is the best and really is a blessing Hope all is well with everyone and your sweet cavaliers .... Hugs!
. Harley is such a sweet good little boy .... We actually just bought him a little sweater for the cold. He loves to go for walks and is so good walking - no pulling and walks right by your side. He truly is wonderful. He reminds me of his mom because he jumps so high and hops around ... It is adorable! He is becoming our handsome Harley and his coat is like black velvet. He is almost 9 lbs.
How are you and Hank? I hope all the cavaliers are good. Any puppy news ? I want another
Lots of hugs!
RUBY-TWO HAS FOUND HER FOREVER HOME WITH IDA & TOM IN FT. MYERS, FL.
ROSY HAS FOUND HER FOREVER HOME WITH DEANNA AND FAMILY.
Just wanted to say hi and update you on our baby Josie! We are enjoying her so much and think she is growing to be such an amazing dog. Everywhere we go she is the center of
Training her has been an interesting journey! She is pretty much house broken already, but still isn't ringing the bell. We might put her an obedience class to get her up to speed before the baby is born. Her and gypsy are still getting to know each other and learn how to coexist! I am very hopeful that one day they will be good friends :)
Anyway thanks again for all you have done in the past for us when she wasn't feeling well. I'll try to keep you updated as this little beauty gets bigger!
Rachel and Noah
Ps-she is now 9.8 lbs :)
As always, thank you for bringing Dash and me together!!
STELLA'S NEW FOREVER HOME IS WITH JANICE AND FAMILY IN FT. MYERS, FL.
I thought I would let you know that Stella is doing well and is much loved. The whole neighborhood loves her and she has a number of aunts and uncles! Her favorite place is in my lap in "our" chair. Thank Hank for the tip on odorless bully sticks which she loves to chew. Janice
JACKSON HAS HIS FOREVER HOME WITH THERESA AND BRIAN
MO HAS FOUND HIS FOREVER HOME WITH JOAN AND FAMILY IN HOLLYWOOD, FL.
GRACIE LULU ROSE HAS FOUND HER FOREVER HOME WITH TARA AND FAMILY.
Cabo is doing great, he really has the life. Hangs out all day, plays a little and naps a lot. We've been going outside in the early evenings when it's not so hot. Here is a video of him going puppy crazy. He has 932 high quality puppy toys and chew things and yet he finds attacking an old football the most entertaining.
Today he had his wellness and 12 week check up. He had to get his shot and was not a happy camper but we want him healthy...honestly I think he is milking it still LOL he's so SMART! All is well with him they said. We registered for the insurance and his chip of course right away as well as the AKC.
The vet had everything they need. He is the cutest little guy ever, he gets away with everything...but he's coming along with potty and crate training nicely.
You can post what you want from this email above about Cabo on your site as an update/testimonial, and this: "we just want to thank you for being such a reputable and caring Cavi breeder and will continue to tell everyone about our wonderful experience with you from the very start before our little Cabo was even born, to the day we adopted him. Thank you for helping complete our family, we couldn't be happier. You're the best!"
~Lisa and Jason
Update...Duke has a play mate. Sir Bentley has joined the family.
Pat is a daily, no actually an hourly, blessing for us. He is the best puppy and is transitioning into a nice “teenager”. I can’t say enough about him. I have had many puppies in my life and Pat ranks among the very best. He is a good and regular eater, he was very easy to house train, and he is great fun to play with. He is really great at walking on the leash. At night, we go outside and then it is straight into his house near the bed and, after watching to make sure everyone is ready to retire, he makes a few turns and goes to sleep. In the morning, he doesn’t make a sound until about 7:30 a.m. which, I’m sure, he has learned is my normal rising time. Then, we start another great day.
Pat loves our two cats, Princess and Kira, although Kira is very tough to love! Even so, Pat engages both of them in play. Princess, who is 16 years old will play with him, but Kira, 12 doesn’t go for that stuff. Pat has learned how to play with Kira, but he knows to give her a wide berth.
We really appreciate all your efforts in getting Pat to us. I would certainly point anyone looking for a Cav in your direction. Your guidance and followup is excellent and we appreciate that, as well.
Hope all is well you and yours.
Bill and Irina
Good to hear from you. Thank you for your concern. The terrible tornados were pretty far away from us to the southeast. We just had a lot of rain and thunderstorms.
Pat is a wonder. I can’t say he always cooperates 100% with the cats, but close to it. He gets along with them nearly all the time, but, once in a while, he decides they are the enemy. With us, he is always so eager to please. He waits for OK to get on a chair or the couch AND he waits for OK to jump back down. I can’t remember really training him to do that. His understanding of words is actually pretty amazing. I do talk to him a lot so I guess he is just good at picking it up. Occasionally, if I let his little water bottle to go dry, he barks at the cat’s water dish and comes to get me to fill his. He won’t drink the cat water but he makes the connection to use it to communicate. All in all he is a great addition to our lives and we remark on how grateful we are to have him.]]
Again, thanks for checking in on us. Hope all is well with you folks.
JESSSE JAMES NEW FOREVER HOME IS WITH ELAINE AND GERRY IN FT. MYERS, FL.
BHAKTI FOREVER HOME IS WITH KRISTA AND TOM IN TAMPA, FL.
RYLEE FOREVER HOME IS WITH CAROLYN AND FAMILY IN ORDANDO,FL.
LUCY NEW FOREVER HOME IS WITH LYNDA AND FAMILY IN JUPITOR,FL.
BAILEY HAS FOUND HIS FOREVER HOME WITH JANET IN FT. MYERS,FL.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to visit with you today about Bella. I cannot tell you how much we all enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful dogs and getting to know you and see your passion for this breed. They are truly regal in every sense of the word. All of the information you gave us is very much appreciated. We only want to provide the best possible environment for Bella to flourish. The fact that you are willing to care for her if and when we travel is a great comfort. I would much rather have her with you than with strangers. Being from a very small town in Minnesota I was very comfortable with the people who took care of our last Cavalier but not knowing anyone in Florida who I would trust with Bella’s care was a bit of a concern for us. We do not travel much, but do take a yearly trip with all of our girls and their spouses to Belize. We are thinking that the next trip will be the last two weeks of May 2018, assuming that we can get reservations and the timing works out for our youngest daughter who is graduating from college in Minnesota.
Neither of my Cavs have been allowed to run anywhere – they have always been leashed and right next to me at all times when outside. I do not believe in dog parks – way too many things that can go wrong in that type of environment. Our neighborhood has a leash law which is enforced at all times. We have been here almost 18 months and several neighbors do have dogs, mostly smaller breeds.
Our lanai is screened and locked at all times. She will not be allowed access to that area without one of us present.
As far as when she is ready to go, I want you to know that is totally your decision. I respect the fact that you will not let these puppies out of your sight until they are ready.
The last thing I want to do is compromise her well-being in any way. The transition to a new home is hard enough for these little puppies.
She will be loved.