April 1, 2005 – March 4, 2020
Reese is the personification of ‘Joie de Vivre’. She was confident, independent, loving and impish. She rarely took “no” for an answer, was a champion table surfer, had a feisty attitude and was a wonderful mother. To her core she had the true Cavalier temperament with sass thrown in. Being an April Fool’s baby, perhaps her mischievous streak came naturally! Reese is special to CFSO: bred by Peggy Wallace; lived her early years with Karen Murray; and was meant to live a spoilt retirement with Dorothy and Barb Penney. We were fortunate to be entrusted with her care in 2017. Reese left us peacefully, on her own terms and we are thankful that, at nearly 15, she had lived a full life.
Robin Somerville & Pamela Godfrey, Helen Godfrey
October 7, 2007 – March 18, 2021
Blossom, daughter of Reece and sister to Bentley, left us after nearly 13 years. She was an independent, fun loving, free spirited, playful minx. She never met a squirrel she did not want to chase or a person she did not want to love. Like her mother, Blossom liked to ‘table surf’, comment (loudly) on TV shows starring animals, and live life in the belief that it is ‘better to ask forgiveness than permission’. Until her final and only illness in January 2021, Blossom lived life with gusto and enthusiasm and her antics never ceased to make us laugh. You are forever etched in our hearts.
Emily and Pamela Godfrey, and Robin Somerville
April 12, 2004 to December 18, 2020
Cresmot (Mot) was a spur-of-the-moment buy from a pet store and is proof that cavaliers afflicted with SM can, and do, live a long and happy life. Mot taught me so much and gave me joy every day. He loved life, food (of course), walks, his canine family and his human family. He particularly enjoyed playing with squeaky toys! His last days were spent cuddling, still giving us his love and wagging his tail. It was hard to say ‘goodbye’ to him but I like to imagine that Mot is sharing all the gossip with Brinklow Tom the Pipers Son and Brinklow Devo Bracken (aka The Three Amigos).
November 22, 2005 to January 27, 2021
When Christie joined our family – her fourth – at the ‘tender’ age of 10 we immediately fell in love with her but it took time for Christie to realize she was in her fur-ever home. She did not like to be left alone and she ‘sang’ (a gentle howl) if her people left the room, but this made her even more endearing. Christie did not have any of the usual Cavalier ailments and we hope she passed these on to her descendants, especially her clear heart. She had energy to spare until her kidneys started to fail and we are forever grateful that our paths crossed.
Pamela Godfrey and Robin Somerville