How The Book Was Born
Oliver and Maggie May, two precious
little Cavaliers planted themselves firmly in my heart and soul.
When their health began to show signs of deterioration, a desperate
search began for a diagnosis. Syringomyelia was a relatively unknown
genetic disorder and neurologists, veterinarians, breeders, and pet
owners were struggling with a profound lack of information and
With the help of other pet owners and breeders
experiencing the same misfortune, the concept of "For the Love
of Ollie" evolved. It is our hope that in book form the
information will be available to all and the experiences we have
encountered throughout our journey with this disease will help
others. By raising awareness in this way we also hope to raise funds
for the gene research now under way.
This research will benefit not
only all canine breeds suffering from this disease, but our human
friends as well.