Today I am introducing you to Ava, a ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who today is 8 weeks and 1 day old. She will be flying to us on a big aeroplane all the way from Sydney to Brisbane next Monday morning. Only five more sleeps! I am so excited!! Ava will turn 9 weeks old the day after she arrives with us in Brisbane.
She comes to us from my friend Libby in Sydney who is an occasional breeder and regular shower of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Libby and I met about 13 years ago through an on-line forum called OzCavaliers. I joined this forum to learn about the breed that I had fallen in love with before I purchased one. Little did I know that I would end up getting two – only six months apart. I met many breeders and other pet owners and learnt a lot about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed. I adore this breed. My first two cavvies were purchased through a Brisbane based breeder who has since moved to the Lockyer Valley. Libby and I have kept in touch over the years and I trust her implicitly as a good breeder and carer of the health of this breed. We are also avid players of ‘Words with Friends’. For those that don’t know what that is – it’s like scrabble on-line. It’s great fun! 🙂
I have kept the secret and dropped hints for long enough! Now I can’t wait to share her with you!
You can read about how we came to the decision on the name Ava here.
Ava’s registered pedigree name will be ‘Bibianna Baja Rosa‘. Baja Rosa is an alcoholic drink – it is made with imported tequila and strawberry cream liquor! We stuck with an alcohol theme because Ava’s mother ‘Jersey’ is Bibianna Raspberry Fiz and her father ‘Jacob’ is Clopsville Jacobs Creek. Also, Ava’s grandmother ‘Bree’ is Bibianna Froth N Bubbles! Libby let me choose the registered name and after much googling, I decided on Baja Rosa as it just seemed to suit a little ruby girl so beautifully….and it sounds pretty.
Anyway, without further ado – it is my pleasure to introduce Ava! This is a photo of her taken yesterday by Libby – the day she turned 8 weeks. Isn’t she beautiful!!
Here are some photo’s of Ava and one of her litter mates as they grew up. Tatum (another ruby girl) will be staying with Libby. Thomas (the Blenheim boy) is being renamed Baxter and going to a new home.
How would you like to meet Ava’s mum? Here is she is – the beautiful JERSEY.
Here is Ava’s dad – the very handsome JACOB.
And here is Ava’s grandmother BREE who has the most magnificent ears!!
Chelsea will adore having a little sister! She has missed the company of another dog since we lost Colby in August 2011. Ava will probably think more of her as a grandmother figure though I suspect! lol
Bring on Monday morning. I am like an expectant mother – very excited. Be prepared for lots and lots of photo’s of Ava when she joins us at her new home.
By the way – in yesterday’s post I asked you to guess which one was Ava. The answer is: (1) picture on the left – she is the one in the middle (2) picture on the right – she is the one on the left.
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