SAN ANTONIO - It's Monday and that can only mean one thing... time for Pet of the Week!
We search through the hundreds of pet photos we receive in Chime In and choose just one to give the honorary title of Pet of the Week. Nothing is won with the title except bragging rights for the week. Share your beloved pet photos with us and tell us what makes them so special and your pet could be chosen next!
This week we chose Maddie, an eight year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sent in by Kathryn Kuhl.
Kathryn said she got Maddie from a breeder in Spring Branch, Almost Famous Dog. She chose a girl because she already has three sons, and wanted an honorary "daughter." Her full name is Madeline Lou, aka “Maddie."
Maddie does not think she is a dog, so turns up her nose at most dog food. Apparently she has a royal palate.
"Her favorite toy is a squeaky tennis ball, but she really doesn’t play much because she follows me everywhere. She loves car rides, warm laps and belly rubs. She even loves cats! When we take her on walks she will tell us she’s done by stopping in the middle of the street," said Kathryn. "She is quite a diva. She also had a secret hole under the fence she squeezes under so she can devour the cat food in front of the house."
Kathryn tells us that Maddie's hobbies also include chasing butterflies and falling leaves.
"She has also been known to move chairs so she can lay on the kitchen table," said Kathryn. "She sleeps with my husband and I and snores horribly! She sits and shakes and rolls over. "
She also enjoys sitting in empty laps.
According to the American Kennel Club, "The Cavalier’s all-around beauty, regal grace, and even temper mark him as one of dogdom’s noblemen. A toy spaniel no more than 13 inches high, the Cavalier draws you in with his face: The sweet, gentle, melting expression emanating from large, round eyes is a breed hallmark. Another is the silky, richly-colored coat that can be one of four distinct varieties.
Cavaliers may be aristocrats, but they gladly descend from their royal high horse for a backyard frolic or a squirrel chase. They get along nicely with children and other dogs. Adaptable Cavaliers do equally well with active owners and homebodies—they can be upbeat athletes or shameless couch potatoes, depending on an owner’s lifestyle."
"We love her so much and Maddie is a cherished member of the Kuhl family," said Kathryn.
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