Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What!.. Smelly! ..Us.....?

Walking beside the river in South Perth a few days ago I couldn't resist these two adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels out walking with their humans. According to the stats these 'royals' are the 6th most popular dog breed in the UK and 6th also in NYC and San Fransisco.. you learn something everyday oui :) Extremely sociable dogs they enjoyed the fuss and cuddles.. it was only after they had continued on their way that I realized the 'pong' I could smell was on my hands..dear little souls had been for a river swim! I'm thinking more everyday that it's time I was brave enough to get a new furry friend, the question is.. can I bear to have my heart broken again! Do you have a special friend and for how long? Happy middle of the week, take care.....

27 comments:

  1. I do SO know how you feel! I had my Miniature Schnauzer, Sam, for twelve years and had to have him put down after he was injured by a vicious dog that jumped us while we were out for a walk. I'm lost without him!! But Not sure I'm ready for another one -- yet! These doggies are adorable! Love your pics -- as always! Hope your week is going well!!

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  2. Wagging my tail at the thought of your new friend. Do! 🔑♥
    🅰loha

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  3. We dogsat one of these guys and he totally stole my heart - they are great dogs. My last dog passed over 3 years ago and I still mourn her - couldn't go through the heartbreak again for a long while yet.

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  4. Lovely dogs. What did they think of you.....?

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  5. As is said in the States, "smelly is as smelly does"... or something like that.

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  6. The King Charles is known for its super intelligence, not. They are cute though.

    Getting another dog is simple. You are are still doubtful, so not yet ready to get one.

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  7. Ah... er... never been my favourite. Just goes to show that I don't go with the majority! :-)

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  8. Wouldn't want to live without a dog, even though they can be VERY expensive, time consuming, and often break your heart when they grow old and die. I've loved and adored each of my dogs 'til the end of their days. Go for it!!

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  9. I so love these little dogs - my parents shared their lives with them over many years. The heartbreak you speak of is very familiar to me but in the long run the love and pleasure our furry friends give us over the years is so wonderful that it is very difficult to resist having them around! Joy x

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  10. Over the years we have had a series of dogs, I enjoy the little ones best - more fun inside. Right now it's just one recently adopted cat (wandered in from the back yard). I would like a dog instead, but took what we received.

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  11. These little dogs are so sweet. TOM and I have decided that we are done with pets. At least for now. It is too heart-breaking when you lose them. Maybe some day in the distant future we will get another dog.

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  12. This breed appears to have been the most popular among 19th century British aristocracy, based on the portraits that one sees in museums.

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  13. They're cute! I know your feeling about having a new furry friend, we're sooo sad when they go.But while we have them, we offer them a great life, full of love and shared moments .I had dogs as a kid, and never forgot them. Now I have two cats .ANd I enjoy every moments with them.

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  14. I agree with Malyss, they are soooo cute!Great portraits!
    Léia

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  15. We want to have a small dog that doesn't grow or have too much long, hairy fur! It's in our plans...

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  16. Andrew's response seems a sensible one - if in doubt, it's possibly too soon.

    One friend has a policy of always having 'an apprentice' cat - one old, another younger. Our next rescue will definitely be younger - vet insurance is aimed at the under 4 years old market.

    I couldn't imagine life without a furry friend.

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  17. Reminds of a fellow I saw just two days ago who was grooming his dog. The dog looked better groomed than he did! ;-)

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  18. Very cute! And they do make great pals, too.

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  19. Two cats and a dog...lot's of fur in our household!!! We got Kelly, our Golden Retriever, about 3 months after our Daisy passed away. We had just moved to the mountains, which is absolutely dog country, and I was going out on photography forays by myself...Daisy always went with me. She was diagnosed in November so we knew she was getting ready to leave us. She finally left our world in March...I had already been thinking of getting another Golden...or a mix and was on the internet. I adored Daisy...but when she was gone, I lost my ready to go companion...and that was what I wasn't ready for. I found Kelly through a rescue on the internet...and have never regretted getting her so soon after Daisy left us...it seems there's always room in my heart for fur!!!

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  20. Yes, cute, but not for me. I had a wonderful English springer spaniel for seventeen years. The King Charles is considerably smaller and maybe more high strung. A fifty pound mellow dog was the right size and temperament for me!

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  21. Too cute Grace. It is amazing how our pets become so dear to us.

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