Tag: #pet

Ava - Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Ava Update

For those not familiar with who Ava is, she is my nearly 17 month old ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  Her pedigree name is Bibianna Baja Rosa.  Bibianna is the kennel name of her breeder, a friend of mine who lives in Sydney.  Ava was born on 25 […]

365 Grateful – Day 64

I’m so grateful that Ava has arrived safely to me here in Brisbane! It was a very early start and a big day for such a little puppy.  She flew to us from Sydney.  We are all so happy she is here safely and settling in very well.  […]

365 Grateful – Day 59

Today I am grateful for many things that all relate to our new puppy arriving on Monday. I am very grateful that our new puppy ‘Ava’ arrives on Monday and look forward to the ‘breath of life’ and joy she will bring to our house.  I am grateful […]

365 Grateful – Day 58

Today, I am combining my 365 Grateful – Day 58 photo with my Exciting News – Big Hint #5. I am very grateful to be able to reveal that the MinsMash family will be getting a new puppy next Monday.  Only six (6) more sleeps! The photo above […]

365 Grateful – Day 47

I’m grateful that I have my beautiful Chelsea to love.  Chelsea is my tri-colour Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  She turned 12 in March 2012.  She is an old lady now, nearly 88 in human years!  I’m grateful that we still have her to love.   She sleeps a lot […]


Welcome to my first official ‘Mish Mash Monday’ post! As you’d know by now – I am an animal lover and I’ve had a few pets over my lifetime.  One by one, I will introduce you to them! Today, I’m introducing you to Shaddi.  Shaddi was born in […]

Chelsea’s Vet Visit

In human years, our dog Chelsea, at 12 1/2, would be around 87, so she is getting some symptoms of old age.  She’s not hearing as well as she used to.  She sleeps a lot more. She sometimes just spaces out or seems confused – a possible sign […]


(05/08/99 – 21/08/11) As mentioned in my introductory post on Chelsea, we used to have another Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  His name was Colby and he was black and tan.  Colby lived just past his 12th birthday.  He passed away at home on a Sunday evening on 21 […]

Introducing Chelsea

Chelsea is our dog.  She is a tri-colour Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is now 12 1/2 years of age. Chelsea’s pedigree name is Cavtown Chelsea Bun – the name was chosen because she was a chubby little puppy and it suited her to a tee!  At home […]