Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, neutered dog
D.o.b. 19/12 2009
Sire: Maibee Moffatt
Dam: Marigill Melody
Breeder: Lorraine Gillhespy
Good Citizen Bronze, Silver and Gold awards
Monty just did not get on with old
Bobby the Papillon at all and April 2014 we had to
give up, for Bobby's sake. Monty now lives with John's
We missed RUFUS (1995-2010) so much and couldn't be without a Cavalier after all these years. It really had to be a Blenheim again, and if he was related to Rufus, so much the better! We got really lucky and were offered a 6 months old pup from Rufus' breeder Lorraine Gillhesphy. Monty has a fantastic temperament, comes from parents with current clear heart certificates and that have both been MRI scanned clear. And Monty's Great Great Great Grandmother (!) was none other than Rufus' mother! "The new Rufus" has arrived!
First day, have just arrived home and is a little bit unsure
Looking so much like Rufus here
Oh look, toys and bones
I like this bone
And I like Benjamin. Peanut is looking rather jealous!
Melanie with Monty and Bobby
Monty quickly realised he can jump up onto the couches
It didn't take long before Monty and Peanut started playing.
I've had a tiring day
What's going on over there?
Maybe I should send an e-mail to my breeder. Then again I am so tiiired zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Fast asleep next to Rebecca
The next day
A few days later, and Monty has learnt how to get inside the cat run (for explanation of how that works, click HERE ) and he's got used to the cats!
In the garden here. Shall we play? Ella the Papillon is tiny but very gutsy!
Let's have a race!
What's going on over there?
(These photos are a bit unclear as the evening sun was bright and I had to take them from the bedroom window, as every time I stepped outside all the dogs came running and stopped playing!)
Ginny, Ella, Monty
Peanut and Abby have joined in the game of chase
"It wasn't me who chewed the jeans, honest!"
Nice cool spot next to the window
A great big enormous field to run and play in with my new friends
Monty pretending to be a gundog
July 2010. Monty has gone from being scared of the cats, to chasing them, to believing he IS a cat. Here with Marabou.
(Yes Monty was wearing a belly band, he was marking indoors a lot so it was needs must and he didn't mind at all. This has since stopped! No more bellybands.)
"Let me wash your ears, dad!"
It's SUCH a hard life when Melanie sleeps over.
Let's all play!!!
Tired Monty surrounded by friends
This is the life -a comfy lap and friends
Monty LOVES Rio's puppies
Monty playing with Rio's pups aged 3 ½ weeks
Monty 11 months old
Monty's first birthday and first ever cake! (That's chicken and ham in the middle.)
How long do I have to pose?
(No photos of the cake being eaten as it turned into mayhem with all the dogs sharing!)
Benjamin and Monty December 2010
With Papillon friend Abby, March 2011
Monty loves the couch!
Posing with his Papillon friends after a walk, April 2011
18 months old
Monty in the garden June 2011 -resting on top of Rufus' grave. Why did he pick that spot?!
Playing with Abby's puppies, June 2011
February 2012 in the snow with Molly, Harry and Peanut