Splish-Splash -- It's Cavalier Pool Party Time!

  • June 15, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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Celebrate SUMMER and plan to attend our SIXTH ANNUAL Cavalier POOL PARTY! We'll return to the fabulous home and backyard of Meet-Up Members Ioanna Iliopulos and Tom Cataldo, for an afternoon cook-out/BBQ and pool party at Ioanna and Tom's LOVELY home and pool deck in Falls Church, Virginia. We'll start at 12:00 NOON on Saturday, June 15th -- RAIN DATE WILL BE JUNE 16th. We'll be grilling some all American favorites and I'll coordinate pot-luck fixings for folks to bring/contribute for a real SUMMER PICNIC/BBQ! Dogs and their owners all allowed to swim, float and frolic on what we hope will be a nice, warm, rain-free day. This is always a SUPER popular event and I expect it will be this year, so PLAN AHEAD to attend and RSVP today! There's nothing quite like the sight of a dozens of Cavaliers splish-splashing in the pool!!! You don't want to miss it!!

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  • Christina F.

    Fabulous

    June 20, 2013

  • Christina F.

    Also, thank you, thank you, thank you for one of Windsor's best day ever!

    June 18, 2013

  • Christina F.

    Great fun. The cavaliers got along great -- but some ganged up on and chased the sweet beagles. Who knew happy cavaliers would chase any being?

    June 18, 2013

  • Cindy T.

    OMG just look at all those dogs, all those people and not one growl or hissy fit, just good people and great dogs having a wonderful day.
    I never wanted to leave it was so worth the 3 hour drive up. And I-95.S was moving when we left now thats a gift! After the party Lynda and I picked up our girls who were visiting a stud dog in Stafford and made it home by 8PM. Great to see my puppy Griffin all grown up and very happy.

    2 · June 16, 2013

    • Cindy T.

      Thanks Merle and Bob for brining the pop up tent, we were cool and comfortable all day. Not like today at Colonial Downs!

      June 16, 2013

  • Merle P.

    As always, a wonderful time was had by all. Thank you to our great host, Tom & Ioanna, and the best organizer ever, Anne Gavin!

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Lauren B.

    This was an amazing event! Well organized and very fun for both me and my little Candy.

    2 · June 16, 2013

  • Judy H.

    Thank you so much Ioanna, Tom and Anne. It was a great time as always we were very disappointed we could not stay very long due to another commitment.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Cindy T.

    What a wonderful party. Thank you Anne, Ioanna, and Tom for bringing together so many people and cavaliers.

    June 15, 2013

  • Ruth B.

    Thank you, Tom, Ioanna and Anne for a wonderful day!

    June 15, 2013

  • Nicole

    Thanks for a fabulous afternoon, everyone (particularly our gracious hosts and Ann)! We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to future events! -Nicole, Eli, and Arty

    June 15, 2013

  • Nancy

    Good times as always! Thanks Anne, Ioana and Tom!

    June 15, 2013

  • Christy K.

    The Pool Party is always a BLAST! Thank you, Anne Gavin!

    June 15, 2013

  • Leon and Jan T.

    Such a fun time. Many thanks to Ioanna and Tom for their gracious hospitality to all the two and four legged friends there! Lola gets braver in the water every time we attend.

    June 15, 2013

  • James M.

    Awsome

    June 15, 2013

  • Chris, Katie, and C.

    C-Span had a great time running around and making new friends. Thanks to everyone who brought food and our hosts. I saw some people with cameras taking photos, I forgot to bring mine and would appreciate anyone who posted some to the group page! -Chris and Katie

    June 15, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    Sebastian and I had a blast! Amazing people, dogs and food! The pool was fun and I talked to so many amazing people!

    June 15, 2013

  • Jaimie S.

    Great hosts, fun people, cheerful cavaliers, wonderful pool, yard, etc. Thanks so much. Also thanks, again Anne for a wonderfully organized event. And thanks to everybody who provided such good food!

    June 15, 2013

  • Holly N.

    Wonderful annual event! We had a blast.

    June 15, 2013

  • Evy & Michael M.

    Wonderful hosts and organizer! Thanks again for everything!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Tracy

    Such a great day for two-legs & four-legs alike! Leland & I had a blast and loved meeting new friends. Thanks so much to our hosts for the use of their pool & amazing backyard!

    June 15, 2013

  • Marion

    awesome!

    June 15, 2013

  • Nicole

    So....silly question here (be forewarned!): Do Cavaliers know how to swim instinctually? I've never taken Arty to the beach/pool before so I honestly don't know if he can swim. Eli or I will be in the water just in case but I'm wondering how/if you all "taught" your Cavs to swim.

    June 15, 2013

    • Mary

      You probably won't have to teach him but you're right to be there with him just in case. Not all dogs can swim instinctively.

      June 15, 2013

  • Bethany

    Is okay to come at 1?

    June 15, 2013

  • Janet

    Sorry have to change plans - have to go out of town this weekend

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to bring Ram and Tollie but I'm not quite ambulatory enough yet (auto accident - long story.) But we'll start getting back to Cavalier Meet-ups soon! Have a splash!

    June 14, 2013

  • Cybill

    Please let me know what you would like for us to bring. Thanks!

    June 14, 2013

  • Jill

    Now we will be out if town :(

    June 14, 2013

  • Mary A.

    Myself and my pooch

    June 14, 2013

  • Paula s.

    I am sorry to say I will be unable to attend the splash-Splash on Sat. My brother is coming into town unexpectedly.

    June 12, 2013

  • Lauren B.

    Hi everyone! I'm stumped on what to bring, any suggestions?

    June 11, 2013

  • Rhonda

    Too many people! It would have been fun!

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Christina F.

    Windsor and I RSVPed long ago and are definitely planning to attend -- but the 85 listed is that people are Cavaliers, as some people have more than one dog and some Cavaliers come with more than one person?

    June 11, 2013

    • Anne G.

      Indeed. I am well aware that the 85 number is only the PEOPLE number that are attending (folks can RSVP for guests) and that the number of dogs will be much more. Hence, why I cut off the RSVP list last night.

      1 · June 11, 2013

    • Christina F.

      Wow, Will this be some kind of Guinness Book World Record for Cavaliers? Windsor will love it.

      June 11, 2013

  • Janet

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to come to the Splish Splash afterall - I have to go out of town. My daughter is so disappointed (as are our Cavs)! Next time

    June 11, 2013

  • Marion

    I signed up for 3 persons originally, but 1 is not coming. So it will be 2 persons and Floris

    June 11, 2013

  • Leon and Jan T.

    We are looking forward as we have been out of town the past several years for the pool party. We will bring dessert as we will be late arriving due to previous engagement

    June 10, 2013

  • Bethany

    I have a 5K in the morning and will come by after with Tink my 9yr old.

    June 9, 2013

  • Lynda F.

    Am coming with Cindy and Larry Torgersen.

    June 9, 2013

  • Rebecca Gibson (.

    Sorry we'll have to miss this one. Kai has a slipped disk and has to stay inactive for another week :(

    June 9, 2013

  • Lynda F.

    Looking forward to the pool party.

    June 6, 2013

  • Sally K.

    I will bring summery cupcakes or cookies :)

    June 4, 2013

  • Jaimie S.

    How close is parking? I'm not sure if I can handle 2 dogs by myself, or lug a kennel too. Would it be easier to do with just 1 dog, or manageable for me to have 2? I would appreciate feedback. Thanks!

    April 14, 2013

    • Bob P.

      You'll park in the neighborhood next to her house. Park out front and unload your two Cavs and then park afterwards. No hassles !

      April 16, 2013

    • Jaimie S.

      Thanks, Bob. Will do. I appreciate your feedback. I'll bring both Dusty & Winston.

      May 31, 2013

  • Jaimie S.

    Anne,
    Could you use a few meat items to grill? Like brats or hamburger patties? Is there a list of what you need for us to contribute? Looking forward to it, yea!

    May 31, 2013

  • judy p.

    We're looking forward to wading in the pool with Will and his CAVE friends.

    May 31, 2013

  • Joy

    My mom makes an awesome 3 potato- potato salad- I asked her to make it and she said ok- Can't wait to meet everyone. Love Fergie

    May 31, 2013

  • Rhonda

    I will bring an antipasto appetizer

    May 30, 2013

  • Gayle S.

    2 cabs

    May 29, 2013

  • Gayle S.

    Yay we can't wait! And you are the Cavs who live by our friends the Houks!

    May 29, 2013

  • Joy

    Awesome event, can't wait. What can I bring?

    May 29, 2013

  • Marion

    We are looking for a place to stay for our Floris while we go on vacation in July. This will be the first time here in the US that he will be away from us. Is there a place in the northern Virginia area you can recommend?

    May 28, 2013

    • Anne G.

      Hi, Marion -- several of our Meet-Up members also Board Cavaliers. They are listed on our site. If you go to main page of our Meet-Up site, then click on tab on top "Pages" then go to "Cavalier Boarding" you'll see a few possible places to try/call. Hope this helps.

      May 29, 2013

    • Marion

      Thanks for the tip Anne. I had not found that out yet.

      May 29, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    I'm excited to meet everyone! Sebastian, my 1 year old Cavalier is going to have a lot of fun! I can bring any food so say the word and I'll bring it. (Thank you for accepting me into the group!)

    May 26, 2013

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