Cavachons or cabochons…..or both?

Below are the definitions of a couple of words from the title you’re probably not familiar with, as I wasn’t before.

Cavachon: “A crossbreed between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise.” 

Cabochon: “A highly polished gem”

Since my last post was about kittens, it only seems fair to give puppies equal time. That, and the fact we just got a new one to entertain us and our other two-year old Cavachon. Which obligates me to introduce the furry friends that keep my life interesting.


If you don’t count getting up at all odd hours of night in freezing cold temps to house train, it’s just about the greatest thing imaginable to have a playful, wide-eyed, innocent little being running about and lavishing one with unconditional love.

There’s a whole new world for “Sadie” to explore and no adventure too daunting to not be undertaken immediately upon its discovery. Until, that is, a sudden sound or blowing leaf compels her to beat a hasty retreat to the solace of her master’s feet.

Also at play are no less than thousands of generations of genetic multipliers, urging Sadie to employ myriad sneak attacks on her older and much larger sibling, “Bella.” In fact, it appears her very self-worth is predicated on how much she can aggravate the poor unsuspecting pooch. But it’s good fun and Bella has quickly learned to give as good as she gets.


But back to the title. You’ve probably heard that pets, especially dogs, tend to increase life expectancy. Frankly, I can’t imagine my life without a dog in it. To me, they are that jewel that transforms our spirit from taking ourselves too seriously to experiencing the all out joy that life can offer. If we’ll just let them, they will teach us much about life in general.

In fact, Sadie just reminded me about one of the important things I should do every day, so I must close.