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Yes, we presently have 2 cats. One (10 yr. old Maine Coon mix) named BiddeFur, and the other (2 year old Bengal mix) named HazelNut. Both rescue cats. I've been involved in rescue (for dogs and cats) for many years. When my DH retires, we plan on moving back to a more rural part of the state and we will have a fenced-in yard so I can have dogs again. I love all kinds of animals, but we live in a retirement community (patio home) and there's just not any room for a dog to run about. Also, we're limited to a max of 2 small pets here. I plan to do foster for a couple of rescue groups which I'm very familiar with. So, at any given point, I may have spaniels, or I may have a hound or two! LOL!! It is something I'm really looking forward to doing.

Over the years (starting with my first dog when I was a little girl), I've had a boxer, a black lab, an irish setter, a miniature schnauzer, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, a springer spaniel, and a litter of 10-newborn beagle-mix pups whose mama died as the last one was born. They were only a couple of hours old when my brother found them in a carwash and brought them to me. It was a massive job, but 9 of the puppies grew and thrived. We lost only the albino runt of the litter. In addition, I've had a total of probably 50+ cats over the last 50 years!!

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Do you have any current furkids?

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Sorry to hear that. Sometimes the "not so bright' bulbs are the most joyful.

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Springers are -- like most spaniels, such happy creatures!! We had a springer (named Cadbury for his chocolate brown markings!) whom we lost to Parvo after about a year. The old man we got him from hadn't given the pups any shots whatsoever and warned us to stay away from vets!! Well, naturally, first thing we did was take Cadbury to our vet! Vet explained to us that since the shots were started so late, Cadbury probably wouldn't be nearly as well protected as he would have been if the shots had been timely. Vet was right. Our baby came down with parvo and we fought a losing battle. But, that was one of the happiest, carefree dogs I've ever known!! He wasn't the brightest bulb on the tree, but by golly he enjoyed his short life for all it was worth. (We lost him in 1985.)

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Welcome, Catata!

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Hi everyone. I'm Carolyn and I live in SC. I love all spaniels, but am partial to Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, having owned one and also having been active in Cavalier Rescue.

Paula! Your Dexter is a handsome lad, indeed!!! I still miss my sweet Greta girl terribly, even after 15 years! Cavaliers are the best ever.

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Oh, I love Springers! They're on my "someday" list. Looking forward to hearing more about you & Traitor! Welcome aboard!



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Welcome Traitor and Lizz!

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Hi we have a springer spaniel named Traitor. He is part of our family and goes everywhere with us. emoticon

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You're welcome. I had a springer when I was a toddler.

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Thank you Sophie, So glad we have furry friends

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Welcome to the team. Sorry for you loss. It is a very hard thing to do. Glad you got a new member the of the family. It only took me a day to get another dog when I had to put my dog down. That dog is no long with me too. I currently have 2, Murphy, will be 12 in March, and Sophie who is about 8 or 9, she was a rescue so I don't know how old she actually is.

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I am new to this group. As a child I had a springer spaniel pup we were as close as could be. Then as an adult I had a cocker spaniel for 15 years and had to put her down Friday. One of the hardest things I have ever done. The house was so lonely without her. Yesterday I got a springer spaniel 8 weeks old and my son got his brother.

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Aww thanks. He's so sweet he's like pure sugar :)

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Dexter looks like a cutie!

Welcome to the team.

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Hi Everyone,

I can't believe there is a group for Spaniel lovers! emoticon

I'm Paula and my family's furry little lovebug is a Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Dexter. He turned 10 in January and still turns his puppy on whenever food is out :)



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Hi Kate and Rosie! I can't agree more. I also have had cockers all my life. my vet thinks I nuts since i've had all the typical cocker issues - eyes, ears, skin. Right now I have 2 and one is a rescue. And my are def snugglebutts!!

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I'm Kate with my Cocker Rosie. Since I've had Cockers my whole life, they are def my favorites, to the point that I volunteer for Cocker Spaniel Rescue in my area. Both Rosie and Molly, my last Cocker were rescues and I feel that rescues are the best! Somehow they KNOW and are so grateful!! I've watched Rosie go from her status as a discarded timid, unaffectionate backyard breeding dog to a velcro loving snugglebutt in the past year and a half. She makes getting out of bed every morning just a little easier! And since she loves her walks, it forces me to keep going, even in the cold! How can you not love Spaniels?

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Welcome Lindy and Bailey!!

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Hi, my name is Lindy, and I own a Brittany named Bailey. I know that Brittanies are no longer part of the Spaniel family....but when I was younger and owned my first Brittany, they still were! His name was Sable, and lived to be 14 years old. He is the reason I got Bailey...who is now 2 1/2, will be 3 the end of May! My parents also owned Springer Spaniels, and I love those, too! I guess I bought Bailey because I was finishing my career as a teacher, and I wanted something to remind me of what I loved as a child. He most definitely has done that!
My husband has already informed me that when our beautiful old dog, Shadow, who is a mix passes on, (she is almost 14) he is going to buy a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel! He has fallen in love with one that is owned by one of our customers!

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Welcome aboard! I had a wonderful dog named Reggie when I was in my 20's too, except that he was a chubby little Cocker/Pom mix. emoticon Springers are just beautiful & are on my 'someday' list. Looking forward to hearing more! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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Welcome Waterfelon and Strummer! I call my Murphy...Buddy Boy because he is also my buddy.

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Hi, all. I have been with SP for about a year now and just found this team.

I have a 6 y/o Springer Spaniel. His name is Strummer-after Joe Strummer, lead singer of The Clash. My favorite band, but it was actually my daughter who named him! I live alone with him and he is my constant companion. Every where I go, he goes-except work! He is my walking buddy and I take him with me on as many walks as I can.

He has always been a bit hyper, as are many spaniels, but he is not the nervous, insecure type. He just gets really excited about things and forgets himself. It's funny, somewhere around 3, my golden retriever (who passed away in 2009) realized that I didn't like him jumping on people. Strummer, at 6, has never learned that lesson! He loves people, especially kids, but hates wheels-bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, you name it, he hates it! And don't get him started on motorcycles! He's very spoiled and possessive of me-he will tolerate ~some~ female dogs, especially younger ones, but he was jumped a year or so ago, bitten pretty badly, and has been extremely untrusting of male dogs since. Not that he was ever ~that~ friendly with male dogs, but the confrontation and fight escalated his distrust 10x over!

He's the 3rd Springer I've had in my life. We had a female when I was in high school, Cocoa, and I had a male, Reggie, back in my 20's. I took a break after Reggie and had golden retrievers, which I think are amazing dogs, too, and if they were smaller I would still have them! Strummer looks a lot like Cocoa, but he acts just like Reggie so he's been very interesting to have in my life. He's my buddy and I love him dearly, as I have all of my dogs! Cheers.

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Hi - my name is Connie and I have a 3 year old black Cocker Spaniel named Shiloh. My son has showed him in 4H since Shiloh was a few months old and last year he won first place and was Reserve Grand Champion. We also have 5 other dogs - A Doberman Pincher named Mattrix who is 8, 2 Maltese/Shih Tzu brothers , Braxton and D'oggie, that turned one year old in December and 2 year old Poppy who is a Border Collie, Austrailian mix. We also have an outdoor dog, a bloodhound named Zuess.
We have too many dogs, we know, but we love and take good care of them all.
In March I came back to Sparks after regaining weight through the last year and have lost nearly 20 pounds so far.
I was invited to join by HICKOK-HALEY - she is awesome !

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So glad you joined us! Looking forward to hearing more about you & your kids!



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Thanks for the welcome SophieMae and also for my gift from the Spaniel Lovers Team! I've obviously come to the right place emoticon

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Welcome Charlotte, Toucan, and Peggy!

I had English Cockers growing up, now I have American, but would still love to have English.

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Hi my name's Charlotte and I live in London. I have 2 little girl dogs: I have a 9 month English Cocker (although here in England we just call them cockers!) called Toucan and Peggy who is a year old and as far as we can tell is something like a springer Jack Russell mix or working cocker Jack Russell mix. It's always fun trying to work her out.

The dogs are my absolute best motivators to exercise. I try and do at least 10000 steps a day and having to take them out whatever the weather makes sure I usually manage that. Especially as Peggy, if she thinks I'm not being quick enough to take her out will sit in front of me and 'talk' to me until I do. So far I've lost nearly 35lbs, so all credit to them!

I'm looking forward to getting to know people on the board and share the spaniel love xx

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Thank you so much for the welcome!

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As I said, she's spoiled rotten and totally loves all of the attention. We do love her. She comes everywhere with us. To the cottage, and in the boat fishing. She has to smell and kiss every fish that we catch lol. Then of course to Arizona in the winter. She's an amazing traveller and falls asleep the moment the car starts to move. Last winter when we crossed the border, customs didn't even realize that we had a dog. We honestly didn't know what to do, so we didn't say anything.

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Poor puppy, that sounds awful. Poor you, but obviously you love her enough to do what you need to do. I bet she loves the attention she gets.

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Thanks for the welcome Sophiemae.
Cookie has to eat a mush like kibble/canned dog food combo 3 times a day with her feet up on the first step of a step stool (food dish on top step) to allow gravity to get the food down her esophagus. You're right, it's an enlarged esophagus (ballooned actually) with no motility.
When eating, I give her a tablespoon at a time until she finishes her meal. She has to drink small amounts of water the same way. I mix a bit of this mush with her water and she loves that.
Cookie also has a large pocket on the side of her esophagus where saliva and food collects, and every so often she regurgitates (like this morning). It is much better than when I first had her however. I had to feed her 6 to 7 tmes a day (didn't get out much)lol, and she could only tolerate small icecubes mixed with kibble mush instead of water.
We've come a long way since then, thank God. Susan

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Susan and Cookie, glad you could join us!!

What is a megaesophagus, I am assume an enlarge esophugus. How does that affect Cookie?

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Hi, my name is Susan and I have an English Cocker named Cookie. She is 6 years old. She has megaesophagus, which doesn't give me much of a life. We were told that she wouldn't live past 2 years, so we're beating the odds, woo hoo!!!!!!
Sophie Mae invited me to join this team and I am looking forward to getting better acquainted with all of you.

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Welcome Pam & Buddy!

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Welcome Pam and Buddy!!

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Hi My name is pam, I have a parti cocker named buddy

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Welcome back!!

I also see I must have missed Cheryl's introduction....opps! Sorry! So glad you could also join us.

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Hi, I rejoined today. Had to leave as we were having computer problems, but they're fixed and so now I can start again!

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Hi I'm Cheryl, 44 and live in Chicago. I have 2 dogs, Molly who is a cock-a-poo and Elly who is a basset corgi mix. I joined spark in Jan 11 and haven't been keeping up with it, I'm here to get back on the right track!

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Hi Christine! Welcome to the team. I see you don't have your page set up yet. No picture on there that noted in your post. Hope to see you and Barney soon!

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Thank you for the invite to join the team, i am delighted. More Spaniel owners. Brilliant. Really looking forward to getting to know you all. Excited just like Barney, thats him in the picture. Christine x

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How fun! I hope you'll share some pictures of the doggies soon or a video of the agility. I'm always fascinated by those routines. All I can get Oliver to do is hunt and cuddle. :)

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Welcome to Spark and to the team! We have a lot of fun on this team, sharing our stories of our furkids. Be sure to check out our thread..."Over the Backyard Fence".
Lots of great info and support on Spark to help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle!

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Hi everyone. I am new to Sparkpeople and found this team in my search. I have 3 dogs, 2 of which compete in agility competitions. One of them is a Cavalier named Boston. He is 8 years old and is an awesome agility partner! Because of him, I want to lose weight so that he can have a partner who is as awesome as he is.

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Welcome Cara and the ECS boys! GREAT to have you here emoticon

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Welcome to the team! We all love our spaniels on this team. We have a couple of members that do things with their dogs....show and therapy dogs. We also have a lot fun on this team with our stories!!



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Cara here :). I've been on spark for the last couple of weeks and loving it!! Having health and my pooches all in the same spot to get to know people is very cool. I'm a Mama to two English Cockers. I saw there is another intro for them so I will introduce them in more detail in that thread.

My boys are my life. I'm very involved with dogs in general. Outside of my marketing job it's all about them or the local no-kill dog shelter I work at. Yeah okay, I do some other things too, but most of my time is to make sure they get there time with me and have some fun since it's just me and them.

I look forward to meeting members of the team and sharing stories.

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Hi everyone, I'm Kristi. I am new to SP, having only been around about two weeks, but I am loving it!

I have a Cavalier named Lucy who is a little over one year old. I did a lot of research and soul searching before I got her and I am truly blessed to have her in my life. She is sitting here next to me with her head on my leg, sleeping soundly, while I type this (usually her head is on the keyboard, which makes it difficult.)

Can't wait to get to know everyone!

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Hi Tanya! Welcome to the team!!

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Hi! I'm Tanya from Texas with 3 cocker spaniels (one parti, one buff, one black)!

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Welcome! We have others from Canada on the team. You will get to know them as they post often.

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Hi I'm Jenn. I will have a cute little cocker spaniel as of friday. I've had dalmations in the past and am looking forward to getting to know everyone. Oh yes am from the Canada.

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Hi Ellen! Nice to see you from the Birdwatchers Team!!

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Hi! my name is Ellen and I am from UK. I don't have any dogs at the moment, but I used to have 2 springer spaniels, an English and a Welsh. We rescued them when their owner retired through ill health. She used to breed them and wanted them to be together. The English lived to 16 and the Welsh to 15. I still miss them both even though it was a few years ago. Jeanne HICKOCK-HALEY invited me to join.

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Welcome Heather! I don't know that we have a ton of ECS owners, but we ALL love all Spaniels, regardless of breed.

Do you live in Europe? Is that why you adopted a dog from Spain?

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Hi Heather! Welcome to the team, glad you could join us!

I grew up with ECS, now I have ACS. I would prefer ECS, but I love all spaniels!!

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Hi!

I'm Heather and I own a 9 year old English Cocker Spaniel. :) I adopted him when he was 2 years old, in Spain!

Hope to get to know more ECS owners here! emoticon

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Welcome Yvonne and Misty! I think you'll enjoy this SparkTeam - we're small but very friendly, and we talk about almost everything.

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Welcome to the team and to Spark! There is a lot of info on this site to help you out. We just have fun on this team, sharing our stories of our families and furkids.

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My name is Yvonne and I'm glad to find this group. I have a lot of weight to lose and one reason I want to do so is so I can go walking with my english springer spaniel Misty! She takes up so much room on my bed that I need to lose weight so she can stretch out and leave me room to sleep. I'm hoping that this group can also encourage me to lose weight while sharing about the wonderful dogs in our lives.

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Hi and Welcome! I have one cocker, Sophie, that needs to lose a few pounds. She is active, but she loves to eat my other dog's food if I don't watch them. Murphy eats when he is good and ready and that is why his food is up for grabs sometimes. She got caught last night eating his food.

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Welcome Margaret! It's great to have you on the team!

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Hi I'm Margaret. I have a Brittany Spaniel. He's crazy but I love him. He too is overweight so we are working on increasing our walks together. I also have a Lhasa Apso.

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Welcome SPLASH!
We have an 11 yr old aussie by the name of Zip.He really is a cool dog . For a brief insanity moment I considered getting a mini aussie but I figured I needed something just a little more low key hence the cocker! ! LOL!


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Welcome Splash! I'm learning to knit too - I'm taking an introductory class on Sunday, and then hope to take more classes as they become available.

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Welcome Splash! I'm trying to learn to crochet. It has been years and want to make an afghan...hopefully!

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Hello! I'm up in Spokane WA and I'm fairly new to sparkpeople. However, now that I've got myself somewhat situated I decided to branch out and explore some new teams. I recently got my first Spaniel - a springer - so I'm new to the spaniel world too! I also have two aussies and a husky mix. Dogs are pretty much my hobby, but I also like to read, watch movies and I'm trying to learn how to knit. Looking forward to being part of the team!


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Welcome Shnerples and Keisha! You're right, we adore Spaniels here. They're the best dogs, obviously LOL

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Welcome to the team. We have several adopted dogs on this team! My Sophie is adopted from a rescue group. She was only supposed to be a foster dog, but I love cockers....so....

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Hi, I am new here. :) I live with a spaniel mix, whom I adopted (or, adopted me) in 2004. She is the sweetest dog! Her name is Keisha. She loves to sit on the couch or the floor to relax, likes to go for walks several times a day, plays with toys and is happy to sit next to her people friends and watch TV. I think she's terrific. :) Glad to find some more spaniel admirers as well. Thanks. :)

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Welcome! Yes their fur and be a pain at times. Murphy is so furry, which is very thick, that it hard to keep knot free. He is getting groomed (shaved) tomorrow by a professional. Don't really want to spend the money, but my clippers won't get through it.

This weekend I will be de-fleaing the house and dogs!

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Welcome "cuttinababy" nice to have you here! I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your 9 year old Cocker Spaniel. It's always so tough when they leave us.

It sounds very exciting that you have a new baby on the way - I hope you have all kinds of fun with her!

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Hi gang !I'm not new to SP but I am new to this team.
I have just lost my first cocker, she was 9 .
Her absence has left a huge void in my days so I have decided to purchase another .I looked into adoption but couldn't find any one who knew anything about it(not even our local humane society) until I found this team.By then I had put a deposit down a puppy.I hope to have my new girl(also a black female) by Friday.I have discovered by owning many dogs in my life that they are the breed for me.I'm not crazy about the hair so I will be keeping her clipped. It's easier on both of us since we live on a ranch in southern Saskatchewan.I can't wait to get her home and get some pics posted!!
Looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing the journey of weight loss and dog training !


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Welcome back! It's nice to see new faces!

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Welcome back!!

Saw you furkids on your page! Looks like you have a hand full.

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Hi Everyone!
Not really new to SP or the team, I was here before a few years ago (as VDUB150). But I'm back and ready to get in shape!
I live in SD with my husband, son and 4 wonderful English Springer Spaniels( Sasha, almost 9, Jake 7, Boo Boo 6 1/2, and Bam Bam 6).

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Ears and eyes are by far the biggest issues . . . ear infections are really common if you're not aware of how to take care of the ears. Eyes, well, this breed is very prone to cataracts and glaucoma.

Cockers do tend to have sensitive tummies and sensitive skin. I feed a fish-based food and that seems to help fedn off itchiness and upset tummies.

While Cockers can be prone to all kinds of health issues, they are such wonderful dogs . . . I don't know why everybody doesn't have one :)

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Issues would include - ears, skin, eyes, epilepsy.

I had one dog that lost her vision, had bad skin, and chronic ear infections, which caused her to have her ear canal surgically removed. My other dog had glaucoma and had to have his eyes surgically removed because the meds no longer worked for him.

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Issues? What issues??? Maybe we have been lucky with ours.



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Hi Daisy and Alec! Welcome to the team. I'm in Toledo and just spent some time in Columbus on the 16-17th. I have a friend that lives there in Grove City and stayed overnight The reason I went was to visit the OSU College of Vet Med at their open house. It was interesting and wish I was a lot younger to go back to school to be a vet.

I also have a rescue cocker named, Sophie, and I also have Murphy. I was just looking at the Columbus Cocker Rescues site not to long ago, not that I would adopt another at this time. Hard to say no to a cocker...at least for me. I've had cockers all my life. My vet thinks I'm crazy for all the issues they have. So far haven't had any with these two. Just the cocker attitude!!

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Welcome Daisy and Alec! I'm glad that you found a rescue dog to open your home and your hearts to. Rescue dogs make pretty awesome companions, I'd say.

Hopefully Alec helps you along in your quest for a healthier lifestyle, by convincing you that walking is essential. My Cockers do that for me ALL the time!

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Hi everyone! I just joined the team although I have been on SP for about 2 months now.

My husband and I live in Columbus, OH and just bought our first house last September. He grew up with animals - I didn't - and after we bought the house he was hinting heavily that he wanted a dog. Granted, his idea of a dog was something BIG - he really wanted a lab! Never having been around animals I said no right away - his mom has a big black lab and it scares the heck outta me!

Finally, after all his begging I started going some research into smaller dogs, something that I could handle and manage myself. I work at home so I knew from the start that I would become the primary parent and be the one with the dog all day.

Finally I gave in and said yes, we could start looking for a dog. My criteria was limited - nothing too big - 20-40lbs, older (meaning house trained and without a LOT of energy because I would not be able to play all day but enough that he wouldn't sit around all day.

We found out the local dog shelters sponsors an event 2x a month called Mingle With Our Mutts. They open up the shelter and invite rescue groups from all over the state to come with the dogs they have available for adoption. We spent about 2 hours walking around and trying to find the one but he kept looking at the big dogs and I was looking at the small ones. Finally we came upon Columbus Cocker Rescue and I immediately fell in love with Alec, a 6 year old reddish buff cocker spaniel. It took a little work but I convinced my husband as to what a great compromise he'd be - it wasn't too big but wasn't so small I could carry him around in my purse :-)

We adopted Alec in November 2009 and we just adore him. He is truly my baby and I can't remember what life was like without him. He was a stray taken in by the rescue and we are just so happy to be able to give him a loving home and saying he's spoiled would be an understatement

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You're not missing a ton Cheri . . . it's just another city. The only really great thing that we have (other than the Northern Lights) are tons and tons of walking/cycling trails around town. Because we're surrounded by forest, there are lots of opportunities to be outside, enjoying nature.

If you and DH ever come up, please let me know. It would be fun to meet!

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I have heard lots about Fort Mc Murray but I must confess I have never been there.This seems like a wonderful team ,I have never seen so many gorgeous dogs!

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It's really great to see another Albertan here in this Spark Team! I live a few hours north of you in Fort McMurray. Enjoy our little online family here - we're a pretty friendly, open group!

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Welcome again You can join out "Over the Backyard Fence" thread where we usually tell our stories of of furkids!

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Thank you so much for welcoming me ! I live in Edmonton Alberta Canada with my husband who is a soldier and often deployed (he is heading to Afganhanistan soon) and my daughter who is soon moving out on her own and my beloved True who is an English Springer Spaniel and always by my side.I see so mnay lovely dogs here I look forward to hearing about them all and getting to know their people!

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This storm is coming from southern California, so maybe it will be headed your way next!



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