I have always had a special connection to animals of all kinds. I am able to clearly communicate with them understanding their needs, joys and fears. I had many breeds of dogs throughout the years, both mixed and pure breeds. When I rescued a Cavalier/Cocker Spaniel mix in 1991, I knew nothing about the breed until we had him for several years. He was much sweeter than any Cocker Spaniel than I had ever met.

After Sailor crossed over Rainbow Bridge, I began a deep search into this breed. I never thought I would ever find another dog with the special characteristics that Sailor had displayed. As I learned about Cavaliers I was comforted in my grief that when I was ready I would be able to find another dog like him because these were the exact characteristics expected in Cavaliers.