Say What? I am not supposed to call my dog breed a Cav? Who says? Why not? Oh dear. Why must I always be so difficult and discuss these things publicly. Sorry, but...
Someone started a Facebook Group to tell those of us that do - we are wrong. Oh oh... you see the real problem here don't you? Someone told me I was wrong!!
Seriously though, I am perplexed as why some Cavalier owners take offense to the breed name being shortened. The correct name is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and not be confused with King Charles Spaniel. Cavs is like a nickname. Good grief - I swear, all the cool kids do it!
Newfoundland = Newfies
Yorkshire Terrier = Yorkies
Labrador Retrievers = Labs
West Highland Terrier = Westies
I have another little blog called "Cavs Speak". I swear I choose that name simply in defiance over the Facebook group. Oh the rebel in me. This is why I use the word Cav. To me it sounds like a spunky, small, full of character, name. That is exactly how I view my two crazy but oh so lovable Cavaliers. Cavs. It just suits them.
Why do I have another blog anyways? First, the reason I make my little inspirational posters is because when I look over my photographs I am always reminded of what I was doing or thinking when I took it or how my dogs were acting at that moment. It's my way of preserving the moment a little longer. That and the graphic nerd in me likes to play with type and layouts.
But hey did I really need a whole new blog to do that? Couldn't I just post them here? There is a very valid reason I have Cavs Speak as a separate blog. It's very deep... its because I like the black and white banner I made. Simple as that.
So what I want to know is; 1. does your breed have a nickname 2. does it offend you if people use it.