Okay, have to admit – I was first introduced to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel when watching “Sex in the City.” Elizabeth Taylor’s sweet nature, confident trot and expressive brown eyes made a big impression. I read books and went online to learn all that I could about this special breed.
My husband and I work a lot, so while we knew we wanted a dog, we didn’t feel it was right to leave him/her at home for hours alone. With the advent (and acceptance) of affordable doggy day care, the door opened and we were able to adopt.
To be honest, we had never been around Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. So, we called a breeder – who specialized specifically in Rubies – and traveled one hour outside of the city to meet 10 adult and six female Cavalier puppies. I wish I would have taken video of our meeting. My husband sat down to pet the dogs, when all 10 converged in his lap, tails wagging and tongues panting. It was at this point, we knew we had to adopt a Ruby boy. According to the breeder, a girl Cavalier “loves you.” But, a boy Cavalier “falls in love with you.”