Jump to content

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Yesterday
  2. In the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, between the third and second millennium BC, a widespread funeral practice consisted in burying humans with animals. Scientists have discovered that both foxes and dogs were domesticated, as their diet was similar to that of their owners. View the source article
  3. Hillscreek

    They are all MINE!

    That's an amusing video. I'm sure Angus would relate! I daresay it is similar to the way he knocked the one around in my friend's house!
  4. Last week
  5. Idaho Cairns

    They are all MINE!

    That would make a great commercial for Red Lobster!
  6. Sam I Am

    They are all MINE!

    Picture This...Angus at the ocean finding a clam.
  7. hheldorfer

    They are all MINE!

    Appreciate the follow-up, Hillscreek. What characters these guys are . . .
  8. Hillscreek

    They are all MINE!

    As to what happened to the shells Currently, there are three shells in the large dog bed under the table. The fourth shell became flipped over on to its concave side and used as a hockey puck on the wood floor, but is now lodged under the recliner out of reach. Score!
  9. Idaho Cairns

    Gravatar Support Ending

    Gosh, grounding Gravatars greatly grinds guts!
  10. bradl

    Gravatar Support Ending

    An upcoming software update will remove support for gravatars so I'm getting ready by disabling gravatar support now. If you don't know what a gravatar is you probably aren't using one and this will not have any impact on your forum experience If you are using a gravatar, your profile photo will simply revert to a letter image as the default. You can of course upload a custom profile image the same as always. I'm a bit bummed because I *do* use gravatars; on the other hand, the change is to improve forum performance and page load speeds and I'm all for that.
  11. Hillscreek

    They are all MINE!

    These somewhat similar behaviors mentioned above of collecting and storing make me think of ancient behaviors as Idaho mentions. Animals in the wild hide and store food for later in a similar way. Many a dog has been seen burying a bone in the back yard. Cairn terriers seem to be one of the few breeds not excessively changed by modern breeding practices. So possibly this behavior like denning and having a lookout post Is hundreds of years old.
  12. remltr

    They are all MINE!

    Nattie, the puppet master.
  13. Kathryn

    Zonked

    Our pup Angus sleeps like this a lot. Adorable...
  14. sanford

    It’s all about the nose

    Amazing!😜
  15. Sam I Am

    Bad Hair Day

    Was he in a wind storm 😱😳
  16. bradl

    Brad L.

    A collection of images that I enjoy for one reason or another.
  17. hheldorfer

    They are all MINE!

    Fully aware I'm drifting a bit off-topic here, but Nattie has quirks similar to Bonnie's. Nattie has the same crate that she used at the breeder's house and she's obsessively attached to it. We crated her at night when she first came home with us, then she gradually adopted the love seat as her 'spot' and hasn't set foot in her crate for almost a year. Nonetheless, she considers the crate to be sacred and we are NOT allowed to move it out of the living room. If I so much as bump it while vacuuming, Nattie pops up and immediately inspects it. Then we have Christmas Bear: Christmas Bear was Nattie's first new stuffed toy, given to her in December of 17. Christmas Bear is tattered and partially disemboweled, but he MUST remain on the above-mentioned love seat at all times. A particular throw blanket must also be on the love seat in case Her Majesty needs it. Furthermore, any other item she deems worthy of placement on the love seat is protected by international Cairn law until SHE decides to move it. Neither of us can bear to see the look of utter confusion and hurt on Nattie's face if we don't abide by the rules, so we've adapted.
  18. Idaho Cairns

    They are all MINE!

    In Bonnie's case I don't think it is a dominance matter in the least. I think, like all of us, she wants her "things" around her in a comfortable spot--beneath the back of a coffee table that is behind the sections of the sectionals. She can monitor everything that goes on, when a doorbell rings, knocks, or treats dispensed but the place and her toys (or one's she has selected) seems to satisfy her desire to "cave up" for most of the day. Interestingly, when she is more social, she lays of the part of the couch that is above her hideout. Who knows what the motivation is behind this behavior--it is probably ancient.
  19. Hillscreek

    They are all MINE!

    Thanks for the info. and your pic brad. His behavior doesn't seem to be really aggressive guarding like when he had a bone when he used to growl and defend it. It's more like collecting or wanting to posses or maybe a dominance. I'm so curious because I never had a dog over all these many years who did this.
  20. Sam I Am

    It’s all about the nose

    For once I am thankful it’s horribly cold ...our freezer died on us yesterday. Of course it’s full of things like meat, especially the dogs dinners but when it’s way below freezing outside and a good amount of snow, a couple of large rubbermaid containers do the job just fine. My DH filled both Rubbermaid boxes, sealed the lids on and buried them in the back yard, covered them well with a mountain of snow. Out come our two terriers who head right up to the buried and snow covered boxes and start to dig them out! No matter how many times I have said NO, a terrier once on a mission to get to what they obviously can still smell through all that rubber and snow, cannot be deterred. Who knew? Off we go now looking for a New freezer.🤑
  21. Kathryn

    They are all MINE!

    To quote one of my favorite musicals, "Ding, dong..."
  22. Guest

    They are all MINE!

    Sure. I'm out of here. I share my knowledge and experiences to help pet owners avoid the trauma and vet bills I have incurred. It only takes one time. You don't appreciate my input. That's fine. This is your blog, pick and choose the opinions you value.
  23. bradl

    They are all MINE!

    Any chance you can save the doom and gloom for topics where someone is explicitly asking for help managing resource guarding, or wanting to know if it's OK for their dog to eat glass shards?
  24. Guest

    They are all MINE!

    To clarify https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/possessive-aggression-in-dogs excerpt below: Possessive aggression is aggression that is directed toward humans or other pets that approach the dog when it is in possession of something that is highly desirable, such as a favorite chew toy, food, or treat. Although protecting possessions may be necessary if an animal needs to survive and thrive in the wild, it is unacceptable when directed toward people or other pets in a household. What can be confusing for some owners is that it is not always food that brings out the most protective displays. Novel and highly desirable objects, such as a tissue that has been stolen from a garbage can, a favorite toy, human food, or a piece of rawhide are some of the items that dogs may aggressively protect.
  25. sanford

    They are all MINE!

    Or perhaps the "hoarding" gene is not unique to us uprights?😀
  1. Load more activity

CairnTalk.net

A meeting place and online scrapbook for Cairn Terrier fanciers.

Disclaimers

All posts are the opinion and responsibility of the poster.

Post content © the author.

×

Important Information

Site Guidelines | We put cookies on your device to help this website work better for you. You can adjust your cookie settings; otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.