Meet Jeff.

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Jeff is Poppy’s litter brother. He was originally sold to someone who wanted to show and breed from him, but after 6 months it became obvious that he was only born with one testicle, so he was returned.
Lucky little Jeff! His breeder saw from the post I wrote that I was thinking of getting bored Poppy a little sister, so we talked. A day later I took the day off to drive to get him. Mrs Popples came along for the ride.

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He’s fitting in beautifully and enjoying the extra attention from being one of many to one of only a few. He loves cuddles. In fact, he’s sitting at my feet as I’m typing this, just within easy reach.

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They’ve been playing all morning. Poppy grabs a toy…

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… and then it’s ON!

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Bertie hasn’t been himself since Jeff arrived. He’s actually taking an interest in things. He was awake for 7 straight hours last night!
Poppy and Jeff are his great-grandchildren. Unfortunately, being a stud dog, Bertie’s interest in Jeff isn’t exactly grandfatherly. Jeff still smells of his breeder’s house, which is where all of Bertie’s…. um…. shenanigans have taken place.

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While they play he’s been sneaking around to Jeff’s back end and attempting to seduce him. When the pups race off, he’s been following.

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He hasn’t had so much exercise in ages.
This morning he was calmer and in a few more hours when Jeff smells of this place, Bertie’ll calm down totally.

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So far this morning there’s been lots of this.

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And this.

I think it’s safe to say that Poppy isn’t bored any more. 🙂

Thermomix recipe: Sweet Chilli, Cashew and Parmesan chunky dip

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7 Responses to Meet Jeff.

  1. Jayne says:

    Yay for Jeff settling in so quickly and for Poppy having a younger friend/brother.
    Hope Bertie still enjoys the exercise after he stops seducing Jeff lol.

  2. Urspo says:

    I am glad for you and for the pooch.
    It rancors me though to hear animals being returned like faulty goods. I suppose breeders must, but it makes me think they are heartless and more concerned with profit than love.

  3. Jenny @ Erinport says:

    Urspo – I bred these two darling babies and would gladly take them back in a heartbeat, if for any reason they could not stay with what were meant to be their forever homes. I think it’s wonderful that these two are together with Froggie and the rest of her family. Please don’t suggest that all ‘breeders’ are heartless ratbags – I know I’m not ! 🙂 And Froggie used to be a breeder herself – one of my ‘novices’ – and I know I taught her to be a decent caring, and proper breeder 🙂 I am very aware that there are many horrible people who call themselves ‘breeders’, when in truth, those people simply do not breed anything – they just keep bitches which they allow to have puppies (often with unknown fathers) – and then they sell them to unsuspecting do-gooders who think the more they pay for them (even from pet shops !!!!) the better quality they must be – NOT.

    And just for the record, I have bred Cavaliers for over 40 years and have invested more than $1,000,000 in the breed including a proper health testing program from day 1, which was in the days when nobody wanted to know about health tests for dogs. So I have never made a profit out of this – I’ve done it for the love of the breed and to do my best to try to protect its future.

    The above not meant to be seen as angry – just explanatry 🙂

    • Urspo says:

      Thank you for responding to this; it helps me to understand something I don’t really know; education eliminates ignorance and the emotions associated with it.

  4. Ellen says:

    I think Jeff is just where he is supposed to be – with his family. He is absolutely gorgeous and I love the photos where you can’t tell where one Cavalier begins and the others end:) The best of luck to you all and great to note what a committed and passionate breeder your lovely dogs come from.

  5. Jenny @ Erinport says:

    Ellen – thank you 🙂

  6. Jo says:

    Lucky Jeff getting a second chance at a loving family.

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