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« Reply #4335 on: November 24, 2020, 08:57:02 PM »

LarLa, I think you're thinking of the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, of which 85% have heart problems, ranging from just a murmur to CHF. 

Poor Lupo, but he had a wonderful life. 
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« Reply #4336 on: November 25, 2020, 08:30:03 AM »

My Brittany (which is not entirely Spaniel) had a heart problem too. We were extremely happy that is was very manageable. She started medication at age 7, took it regularly until her death at almost 15. So very lucky indeed. And still we were devasted to lose her.
It is never easy and the knowledge that darling had had a wonderful life - or was spared more pain and uncomfort will only relieve you after a rather harsh time of mourning.
Each story of such a loss usually sends me to shower the Springer Fairy with sloppy kisses (which he actually hates, but endures) and send thanks to heaven that it isn't our time yet...
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« Reply #4337 on: November 27, 2020, 08:19:37 AM »

My Gran's dog who had been a sweet companion to my brother and me began to be a snippy, anxious dog who would rather tuck up into a corner of the room than be the sociable dog she had always been. (Yes, she was a spaniel.) Then she began to limp, ate less, and couldn't walk a straight line. My brother & I noticed it first and Gran said no, we walked a lot today. A few months later the dog was dead in her bed when my brother went to take her for her morning walk. It was the first time that we had to deal with the ordinary issue of all living things die.We mourned her. Our parents let us do that. She was carefully buried with a few treats to keep her happy on her journey to a new place (or so we thought). It is how we learn that living things are finite and that we can go on and live our lives. We don't forget those people and pets that made out lives sweet and precious by their presence and companionship. It was a good lesson to learn about the idea that life is short early on in life. I am grateful that it was this special animal that taught me so.
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« Reply #4338 on: November 27, 2020, 02:25:17 PM »

My Gran's dog who had been a sweet companion to my brother and me began to be a snippy, anxious dog who would rather tuck up into a corner of the room than be the sociable dog she had always been. (Yes, she was a spaniel.) Then she began to limp, ate less, and couldn't walk a straight line. My brother & I noticed it first and Gran said no, we walked a lot today. A few months later the dog was dead in her bed when my brother went to take her for her morning walk. It was the first time that we had to deal with the ordinary issue of all living things die.We mourned her. Our parents let us do that. She was carefully buried with a few treats to keep her happy on her journey to a new place (or so we thought). It is how we learn that living things are finite and that we can go on and live our lives. We don't forget those people and pets that made out lives sweet and precious by their presence and companionship. It was a good lesson to learn about the idea that life is short early on in life. I am grateful that it was this special animal that taught me so.
That's a very thoughtful post. I agree that it is a good lesson for children to learn, but of course we let our pet animals into our hearts and our lives so parting is very sad indeed. It seems that both the Windsor and Middleton clans are dog crazy so I am sure at the right time there will be (many) more dogs.... On a personal level I wish some of them would have cats - I think its only Princess Michael at the moment!
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« Reply #4339 on: November 27, 2020, 02:43:01 PM »

My Brittany (which is not entirely Spaniel) had a heart problem too. We were extremely happy that is was very manageable. She started medication at age 7, took it regularly until her death at almost 15. So very lucky indeed. And still we were devasted to lose her.
It is never easy and the knowledge that darling had had a wonderful life - or was spared more pain and uncomfort will only relieve you after a rather harsh time of mourning.
Each story of such a loss usually sends me to shower the Springer Fairy with sloppy kisses (which he actually hates, but endures) and send thanks to heaven that it isn't our time yet...

Stories of loss send me to my cat and dog for hugs and they also are not fond of being held so tightly (but put up with it for a short period lol). Thank you for sharing the story of your dog's heart issues. I've been struggling with my dog's newly diagnosed issue (slight enlarged heart) and that helped. Losing them is the worst part of having a pet. Been through it many times and it always hurts tremendously.
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« Reply #4340 on: November 27, 2020, 03:00:35 PM »

My Gran's dog who had been a sweet companion to my brother and me began to be a snippy, anxious dog who would rather tuck up into a corner of the room than be the sociable dog she had always been. (Yes, she was a spaniel.) Then she began to limp, ate less, and couldn't walk a straight line. My brother & I noticed it first and Gran said no, we walked a lot today. A few months later the dog was dead in her bed when my brother went to take her for her morning walk. It was the first time that we had to deal with the ordinary issue of all living things die.We mourned her. Our parents let us do that. She was carefully buried with a few treats to keep her happy on her journey to a new place (or so we thought). It is how we learn that living things are finite and that we can go on and live our lives. We don't forget those people and pets that made out lives sweet and precious by their presence and companionship. It was a good lesson to learn about the idea that life is short early on in life. I am grateful that it was this special animal that taught me so.
That's a very thoughtful post. I agree that it is a good lesson for children to learn, but of course we let our pet animals into our hearts and our lives so parting is very sad indeed. It seems that both the Windsor and Middleton clans are dog crazy so I am sure at the right time there will be (many) more dogs.... On a personal level I wish some of them would have cats - I think its only Princess Michael at the moment!
Cats are banned on the Sandringham estate. They kill the grouse. You're not allowed to rent on the estate if you have one,unless you get special permission.
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« Reply #4341 on: November 27, 2020, 08:26:32 PM »

What about indoor cats?
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« Reply #4342 on: November 27, 2020, 09:09:21 PM »

What about indoor cats?

Iím pretty sure you still have to get special permission.

And thatís ok with me. I like cats in theory but not in practice.
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« Reply #4343 on: November 27, 2020, 09:44:47 PM »

My Gran's dog who had been a sweet companion to my brother and me began to be a snippy, anxious dog who would rather tuck up into a corner of the room than be the sociable dog she had always been. (Yes, she was a spaniel.) Then she began to limp, ate less, and couldn't walk a straight line. My brother & I noticed it first and Gran said no, we walked a lot today. A few months later the dog was dead in her bed when my brother went to take her for her morning walk. It was the first time that we had to deal with the ordinary issue of all living things die.We mourned her. Our parents let us do that. She was carefully buried with a few treats to keep her happy on her journey to a new place (or so we thought). It is how we learn that living things are finite and that we can go on and live our lives. We don't forget those people and pets that made out lives sweet and precious by their presence and companionship. It was a good lesson to learn about the idea that life is short early on in life. I am grateful that it was this special animal that taught me so.
That's a very thoughtful post. I agree that it is a good lesson for children to learn, but of course we let our pet animals into our hearts and our lives so parting is very sad indeed. It seems that both the Windsor and Middleton clans are dog crazy so I am sure at the right time there will be (many) more dogs.... On a personal level I wish some of them would have cats - I think its only Princess Michael at the moment!
Cats are banned on the Sandringham estate. They kill the grouse. You're not allowed to rent on the estate if you have one,unless you get special permission.

 Laughing Laugh bounce  That tickled my funny bone.   We know how highly the BRF rate protecting grouse at Sandringham!   The only reason they care about preserving grouse populations is so there are plenty to be shot and killed by the royals and their friends.  I bet they'd ban Hen Harriers if they could, too.
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« Reply #4344 on: November 28, 2020, 12:20:24 AM »

Shot, killed and eaten.

All the grouse that is shot is also eaten by guests or is given to those guests to take away to eat at their own homes (same with the pheasants etc at Balmoral).
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« Reply #4345 on: November 28, 2020, 12:59:13 AM »

Who takes care of the rodent population, then? Cats have a long history of being very useful for such things. Except Lesbaru cats. Then they are drunk wearing sparkly collars and crashing squirrel raves.
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« Reply #4346 on: November 28, 2020, 01:19:16 AM »

Who takes care of the rodent population, then? Cats have a long history of being very useful for such things. Except Lesbaru cats. Then they are drunk wearing sparkly collars and crashing squirrel raves.
A lovely image Smiley But I'm also interested in the question as I just assumed that all the royal estates, stables etc had plenty of feral cats around the place on rodent duties!
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« Reply #4347 on: November 28, 2020, 06:59:37 AM »

I assume it's just because the family in general hates cats. As a cat person I don't understand this!
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« Reply #4348 on: November 28, 2020, 08:50:47 AM »

I assume it's just because the family in general hates cats. As a cat person I don't understand this!

I too donít like cats. Itís often times a cultural thing. I find them to be disgusting, sneaky, and annoying. Adorable to look at, but I canít stand being around them for more than an hour or so at a time.

Dogs have far more redeeming qualities.
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« Reply #4349 on: November 28, 2020, 10:45:06 AM »

I like dogs but they are too much work for me! I have always had cats (though we had dogs growing up too), but my cats are nothing like the cat stereotype - they're affectionate, loyal, funny and this new kitten of ours is so friendly like a tiny dog. New people, he gets so excited and runs to the door. Our dogs were dumb as posts.  Laugh bounce
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