Belle and Treacle are now both off heat and Monday came back into the fold, back in the pack. Lovely to have the two of them back indoors and as you can see by the photos below taken Monday night. Belle resumed her place around my husband, David's neck whilst he eats his dinner. David when he come's home from work around 8 pm does not like to sit alone at the dinner table, so sits in the armchair to eat dinner, so he can irritate me and talk to me about my day and his, weirdo. Lol
Tomorrow will see me setting off to Bristol in the morning around 6.30am to get Toby and Treacle to the Downs Veterinary Practice by 8.15 am for their MRI scans on the BVA/KC CM/SM Scheme which information about can be found at http://www.bva.co.uk/Canine-Health-Schemes/CM-SM-scheme/
My husband, David has taken the day off and arranged his parents to come over in the morning to do the school run for us, so he can come with me and although the weather forecast is not good, we plan to take Millie as well and spend the time waiting to pick Toby and Treacle up (after they have recovered enough from the full anesthetic they receive to be MRI scanned) at Blaise Castle Estate taking Millie for a long walk and having a bite to eat.
We won't know anything from the scans for a month or so, but tomorrow once they are scanned we reach the point of no return and this is another reason why very few breeders are using this scheme, because it is the point of no return. The result is made public and can be found on the Kennel Club website.
If you scan off the scheme (Not many are) the result is only between the vet who did it and you. If a bad result you can still use the Cavalier without anyone the wiser and if asked if MRI scanned you can lie that the dog has not been MRI scanned and be a denialist like Sheena Maclaine the Chairman of the Cavalier Club and tell a perspective puppy owner that, "You do not believe the head shape is the issue." It's known as blagging it and dog breeders are very good at it.
If you scan on the BVA/KC scheme you have nothing to hide behind, the result will be out there for all to see and unfortunately I feel one of the main reasons why so few have used this scheme. Pure breeders ain't so keen on transparency, truth often is a bitter medicine, but a medicine that needs to be taken if Cavaliers are to become healthier.
Please keep signing the petition for mandatory screening for MVD and CM/SM in Cavaliers registered with the KC at
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.