January 9, 2014

Spaniels are my kind of dog

I have always been a lover of dogs but I must admit that I have a crush on all Spaniel breed dogs and I think it is because of their sad little faces. Growing up we briefing owned an English Springer Spaniel called Tammy but then learned that my brother was allergic to dogs therefore we gave her to my grandparents.

As an adult and living on my own, I adopted an 8 month old American Cocker Spaniel named Camille from the SPCA. That little four paw creature brought me so much joy during her 15 years. She passed away in November 2012. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of my baby girl!

Camille in 2006

Recently we welcomed a King Charles Cavalier named Kloé into our home and she has been the highlight of my life. You can read about it here.

Since welcoming her into our lives, I have learned that King Charles Cavaliers are affectionate, playful, intelligent little dogs. Cavaliers are not kennel dogs. Because of four hundred years of close contact with their owners and their development as lap dogs, they make wonderful companions. They are happy, outgoing, loving little dogs who want to love you and be loved, to run and play in a safe place, and to sleep in soft beds. 

I have included this link if you are interested in finding out more about King Charles Cavaliers.

Thanks Jade and Karly Kim for giving me yet another reason to write about my Kloé.

Jade and Oak


  1. Awww how adorable is Camille?! I'm sorry you lost her, it really is the worst feeling. I'm glad you have Kloe to entertain you now, because I just love her!

  2. Camille sounds like such a wonderful dog, as does kloe! I think king Charles cavaliers are just so so cute. thanks for linking up with us! :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  3. Awww she was such a beautiful dog!! I have a Cocker that I got as a puppy, and he will be 13 on Monday. He looks similar to Camille - very light colored - almost white in spots. I'm sorry you lost her but she will be waiting for you!

  4. 15 years? That's really good! The thing I struggle the most with having a dog is their lifespan. You always hope you'll get at least ten years but you never know. If only we could find a way to make them live longer. :)

    She's beautiful and so is Kloe!

  5. I will miss all of my dogs forever when they go. I'm glad you had her for 15 years.

  6. Camille was such a beautiful little girl. Pets fill a spot in our hearts that stays open for them long after they're gone. :)

  7. Camille was beautiful, and I am so happy you had a good 15 years with her. My first fur baby was 17 1/2 when he passed and I still miss him and his quirks.

  8. What a pretty little girl she was, so sorry for your loss. I wish you all the best with your new furry friends! :)


  9. How sweet! I really want a cavapoo. I just hate our travel schedule now.