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Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« on: December 15, 2012, 16:02:50 pm »

Meet Billy


Breed - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Sex - Male
Age - Approx 6 years
Dog Friendly - Yes, extremely, currently living with a 2 weeny Yorkies and medium Collie
Cat Friendly -
People Friendly - Yes, very
Child Friendly - Yes
House Trained - Completely
Neutered - Yes 18/12/2012
Travel - Jumps straight into the back of the car, enjoys travelling
Food - Tinned, dry, anything !
Fostered - Dinas Powys
Injections - Will be fully vaccinated 2nd January 2013
Flea and worm treated - Yes

The minimum adoption donation for Billy is £150.

15/12/2012
Picked Billy and his brother up early this morning from the kennels.  Unfortunately their owner had passed away.   Both jumped straight into the car and enjoyed the 1 hour journey to Whitchurch, looking out of the window, sitting on my lap, kissing and washing my face. 
Billy enjoyed meeting all the passers by at Whitchurch, adults, children and dogs, wagging his tail constantly!  Then home for some dinner, straight out into the garden to do his business, then flaked out by the fire

I decided it was a good time to give his heavy, matted ears a trim, one and a half hours later and piles of hair removed, and not a murmer from him, this lovely boy enjoyed the pampering, then he enjoyed a well earned rest!


He's only been here a few hours and settled in straight away, he's been the perfect house guest, welcoming everyone - such a happy little boy, tail just keeps on wagging!
Nicely settled down for the evening, didn't hear a sound from him all night, can't say the same for his foster sister Yorkie who snores like a human!  He woke this morning tail wagging and so pleased to see us....

16/12/2012
Billy continues to be a delight to foster, when he's ready to go outside for a wee he will stand by the  door, he's not had one accident in the house :o, such a clever boy.   

Just gave him a nice bath, he enjoyed having his back scrubbed and his ears washed, he even let me put the hair dryer on him to dry him quicker :o...then another trim around his feet, and more off his ears, another brush down, he's just loving this pampering.   He looks at me with his great big brown eyes as if to say "this is heaven"


19/12/2012
Billy went to the vets yesterday to be neutered and micro chipped.   He also had a few teeth removed.   He slept when he came home right through until this morning.   Bright as a button tail wagging this morning and stomach rumbling.  He would have carried on eating more if I would have let him…this boy just loves his food!

29/12/2012
Billy continues to be the perfect house guest.  He's settled in to our routine with no problems, is 100% housetrained and has a great appetite.   He loves going for a ride in the car, watching the world go by.   He occassionally gives my own dogs a sniff but most of the time prefers to either sit by me or his own space on the settee, or his favourite place on the carpet right by the fire.  Billy welcomes anyone that comes into the house, he just loves everyone, he especially enjoys visiting my elderly mother as he knows where the treat tin is !
He has been letting me clean his ears without much of a problem, he's so clever he realises once it's over he will get a treat! Billy is a very special little chap, an undemanding gentle little companion!

28/01/2013
Billy has now been with us for nearly 2 months.   He has been seen by an eye specialist and has dry eyes, for this he will need drops for the rest of his life.   The specialist said it was like looking through a net curtain for him.   He takes it all in his stride, he has 3 different types of drops to be given twice a day.   Billy knows he will get a treat once it's done and he stays really still.   He loves his food so it's always been easy to put his drops in.   Billy will be seen again by the eye specialist in a couple of weeks, he will then decide on his medication for life, hopefully it will only be one eye drop he will need daily.  He stays close when out walking and follows the other dogs.   He never has a problem seeing us.

Since we have had Billy he has been on antibiotics to help with his hearing, there has been little improvement with his hearing, but this dosn't affect him at all.   He is always off lead when out walking and has never strayed far.   He responds to hand signals really well.   It does help having other dogs for him to follow, so a home with another dog would be favorable.

Billy is the most sweet natured animal you could ever meet, he loves  all people and dogs, constantly wagging his tail, his tail even wags when we go into the vets...even when he must know there will be more poking and prodding.   He is quite an intelligent dog and knows what he wants.  He opens doors, (wish he would shut them behind him )....loves being tickled and playing with hand puppets.

26/02/2013
Billy continues to be the perfect house guest with a wonderful personality....he is a totally different dog from the disrevelled, greedy, matted, overweight, uninterested in toys and his surroundings, totally uninterested in going for walks and playing.

Billy still loves his food but is not as greedy as he knows he will be fed regularly and get plenty of treats after his eye treatments.     As soon as our coats go on he is ready by the door waiting anxiously to get in the car to go for a stolll on the beach or in the woods....he also loves his visits to my elderly mother in her sheltered housing where he loves the attention of all the oldies, who all love to see him.

The vet was happy with Billys ears on the last visit as they are nice and clean, but I asked her no more prodding or treatment as this was stressing him out, and quite painful.   He will never hear properly and this dosn't affect him at all, as never strays far from us when out walking!   perfect on the lead and when I want him to come back I just open my arms wide and he comes running.....

Billy has recently found fun with tennis balls, chasing them around the house and bringing them back for you to throw, he's quite comical, then all of a sudden at night when he wants some peace he takes himself off upstairs and goes to bed, or his favourite place sleeping on your legs!

I will be taking Billy back to see his eye specialist for his dry eyes on Thursday so will have a better idea of the cost and the eye drops he will have to continue for life.

02/03/2013
Billy had his final visit with the eye specialist on Thursday who has confirmed he will need lifelong treatment for his dry eyes.  Billy will need 2 types of eye treatment, administered twice a day.

Clinadry and Optimmune.

Clinadry can be bought over the counter at a pharmacy which would probably be the cheapest option but its also available online, Optimmune is also available online.   

Research online and in pharmacies for the medication will be much cheaper that your local vets.

For Clinadry I have found this website for the cheapest at £10.03 for 20 days supply
http://www.viovet.co.uk/Non-Prescription_Medicines-Dogs-Eye_and_Ear-Clinadry_Eye_Lubricant/c119_13_132_8683/category.html
Optimmune - £23.50 a tube which can last from 4-6 weeks
http://www.petdrugsonline.co.uk/p-902-optimmune-eye-ointment.aspx

Please put in an application in the first instance if you are interested in Billy.

Approved applications will be home checked.
Details of our adoption procedures and adoption application form are http://www.fourpawsanimalrescue.org.uk/adoption_procedures.html
« Last Edit: March 04, 2013, 20:38:55 pm by Marina »
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 16:23:42 pm »

wow Billy, you are beautiful!  :-*
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 17:22:35 pm »

 :-* wow Billy what a gorjuss boy you are, I luvs you  :-*
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 18:00:51 pm »

He's a real sweetheart Maggie, wonderful temperament xxxx
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 18:08:35 pm »

I've fostered a few Cavvies & found it very hard to let them go (as Judy will tell you  ;))
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 18:40:11 pm »

Aww Im loving Billy  :luv:
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 19:30:09 pm »


Me too Maggie, they're such easy house guests.  Billy looks like a lovely boy x
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2012, 22:24:02 pm »

Both Billy and his brother sound fantastic!! I'm guessing it's too early to know how they are with cats as they've just arrived? I wasn't sure if perhaps they were in foster with cats to give an indication? :)
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2012, 06:41:21 am »

Both Billy and his brother sound fantastic!! I'm guessing it's too early to know how they are with cats as they've just arrived? I wasn't sure if perhaps they were in foster with cats to give an indication? :)

Hi Tempest, I only have a toy cat that meows and crawls along that I showed Billy, he was totally unimpressed!   This boy is so chilled out I don't think he'd be bothered if an elephant walked in!
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 09:20:16 am »

Thanks Marina :) Both Billy and Harry sound fantastic dogs, what a dilemia lol!
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 17:35:24 pm »

Snuggling up to my foster brother....

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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2012, 11:10:28 am »

Billy met a cat in a cage yesterday at the vet, took a sniff, didn't seem that bothered !
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2012, 11:34:59 am »

So glad he is settling in and Blackie likes him they look very chilled together
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2012, 12:32:02 pm »

Blackie likes this one as he's quiet and don't jump all over him !
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Re: Billy, beautiful Tri Coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2012, 13:45:02 pm »


Billy is temporarily on hold while we investigate a possible problem with his hearing.  It may be something simple and he is being treated for an ear infection but we will update as we know more.

Meanwhile, applications are welcome for this lovely boy.
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