Chock-Dee & Diamond are 12 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sisters who came into Oldies Club care in February 2020 after the breakdown of their owners marriage and them having to move to pet free accommodation. They are affectionately known by their fosterers as Big C and Tiny D.
The girls settled in well after their arrival. What was immediately noticeable was that their tongues tend to hang out a lot especially with Diamond, whose tongue is constantly on show. Sadly she has no teeth and Chock-Dee only 2 which means its very difficult for them to keep them in their mouths. Due to lack of teeth Chock-Dee struggles a little with eating.
Both have heart murmurs and Chock-Dee also has a malformed paw and joint issues which means she struggles to keep up with her smaller sister on walks. She also was suffering with a respiratory infection but thankfully antibiotics got this under control.
Due to their health concerns, Oldies Club made the decision to place Chock-Dee & Diamond in our sponsor dog scheme, which means they will remain at their lovely foster home on a permanent basis, with the charity paying their vet bills for the rest of their lives.
Both dogs really love people and although they have a very comfy bed they will opt to lie on the floor until their fosterers sits down, at which point they turn into human blankets.
Big C is the more timid of the two. She doesn’t like to be too far away from her smaller sister who is full of character.
Tiny D is an attention seeking little princess, she will nudge her sister out of the way if she’s getting more attention than her. She loves to sniff absolutely everything on the ground. Unfortunately this means her tongue is forever covered in dirt and leaves – although she will happily let you clean it with a flannel like a diva.
Both dogs are comically fierce protectors in the house. If any animal (or Pikachu) happens to pop up on the television, they heroically guard their fosterers until the danger has passed.
Whilst out on walks they vocally let the local cats know who’s boss whilst ignoring all other animals.
Like proper senior citizens, they like to nap for a lot of the day but are managing short walks whilst working towards their ideal weight. They love hugs; brushing; attention stalking the family; and watching their fosterers cook.
If you would love to offer a home to an oldie but your circumstances aren’t suitable, perhaps you would be kind enough to sponsor Chock-Dee & Diamond, or one of the other special oldies we are caring for in our sponsor dog scheme.