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  2. bradl

    Brad L.

    A collection of images that I enjoy for one reason or another.
  3. WinstonTheTroutWizard

    Katie and the New Chair or View from the Top

    We moved the chair by the window for pole weaves training, turns out Winston is a big fan of the new location.
  4. Kathryn

    Katie and the New Chair or View from the Top

    Well, we already knew that Katie and Oban got along. The best cairn minds do think alike.. Oban likes the top of my new chaise (just purchased last June) as a perch to watch the dog-walking outside. If I try to lie down on it to read, he's on my head... PS - this was just taken last week. It was still snowing here then...
  5. pkcrossley

    Katie and the New Chair or View from the Top

    Congratulations on getting the right chair. Katie looks very satisfied with it. She is such a pretty girl!
  6. bradl

    Katie and the New Chair or View from the Top

    Love what you've done with the place, Katie. Looks very comfortable. Tell the boss you've got the footprints angle covered
  7. Where there is a will there is a Cairn... Recently, we replaced a living room chair. After months of searching and researching, we chose a stressless type recliner for my achy back. Unfortunately it replaced a much loved and frequented upholstered club chair that Katie (and the Westies before her) would “perch” on the top back. From that lofty position they could view out the French doors to the outside deck and to the beach path below where folks and pups walked. The “new” chair swivels. After a couple of weeks, Katie discovered that if the chair was swiveled outwards to the French door, she had her view of the world again. Happy Cairn. Hmmm… probably a good idea to find a slipcover and what do I find? A slipcover with paw prints!!! Geez! You know you're a Cairn Terrier lover when...
  8. Sam I Am

    Winston & Ruffy

    Ruffy is extremely handsome boy! I wonder given that I think he is a Brindle Cairn, what colour his coat will change to as he grows older? My previous Cairn Jock went from a red brindle to a grey black brindle. He didn’t even look like the same dog.😎
  9. Researchers recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of the 24 diets tested, only three were positive for low concentrations of total mercury, and only one of those contained detectable methylmercury. View the source article
  10. Rss Bot

    Do Dogs Sweat?

    As a dog owner, you may be used to seeing your canine companion pant in warm weather, but do dogs sweat? Contrary to popular belief, dogs do sweat, but sweating is only a small part of the process they use to cool themselves down. How Do Dogs Sweat? There’s a reason why you’ve never seen your dog sweat in the same way you do, and that’s because dogs only produce sweat in certain parts of their bodies. Dogs have two types of sweat glands: Merocrine glands Apocrine glands Merocrine sweat glands function similarly to human sweat glands. These glands are located in your dog’s paw pads and activate when he is hot to cool him down. This is why you might notice damp paw prints on the ground during particularly hot days. Most dogs are covered in fur, so sweat would fail to evaporate from their bodies. That’s why it is much more efficient for dogs to have sweat glands in their paw pads, where there is little fur. Apocrine sweat glands are different from merocrine. While veterinarians consider them to be sweat glands, their main purpose is to release pheromones, not cool your dog off. These glands are located all over your canine companion’s body and help him identify other dogs by scent, kind of like human body odor. What’s the Point of Panting? Sweat plays a very small role in cooling down your dog. Dogs rely on panting to do most of their temperature regulation. When dogs pant, they evaporate moisture from their tongues, nasal passages, and the lining of their lungs, cooling them as air passes over the moist tissue. They also rely on vasodilation to help them cool off, which is the expansion of blood vessels, especially in their ears and face. When the blood vessels expand, they bring the hot blood closer to the surface of the skin, which allows it to cool down before returning to the heart and help regulate an animal’s internal body temperature. Does Fur Make Dogs Hot? Your dog’s coat actually acts as an insulator. However, this insulating layer can backfire during continuously hot weather, as it can make it harder for dogs to lower their body temperatures. Think about an insulated thermos. If you stick one full of ice water in a hot car, it will eventually heat up after a few hours. Putting it in a freezer afterward will cool it, but the insulation will still keep the water warm for a period of time. If a dog gets too hot, it takes longer for him to cool down than a furless human. Dogs with thicker coats are better insulated than dogs with thinner coats, which explains why shorthaired, single-coated dogs are typically more heat tolerant but less cold tolerant. However, without this insulating layer, dogs are susceptible to heat stroke. This is why you should never hsave a double-coated breed. It can result in improper re-growth and the possibility of damage, clogging, and the loss of weather protection. Heatstroke in Dogs Unfortunately, panting, vasodilation, and limited sweating are not as effective in cooling dogs down as sweating is for humans. This poses risks ranging from heat stress and heat exhaustion to heat stroke. Heat stroke is a serious concern for all dogs, but especially brachycephalic breeds, such as Pugs, Boxers, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and French Bulldogs. Thanks to their unique anatomy, these breeds are not able to cool themselves as efficiently as other breeds. Dog that have had heat stroke before, obese dogs, and those with dark coats are also at higher risk for heat stroke. Heat stroke occurs when dogs overheat, and if left untreated for too long it can be fatal. Every dog owner should be aware of the signs of heat stress and heat stroke. Here are some of them: Heavy panting Dehydration Body temperature over 41° Celsius (feels warm to the touch) Excessive drooling Red gums Rapid or irregular heart rate Seizures Muscle tremors Lack of coordination (ataxia) Unconsciousness If you suspect that your dog is suffering from heat stroke or heat stress, call your veterinarian immediately and take him to an animal hospital. Keeping Your Dog Cool We might not be able to make our dogs sweat, but we can help them regulate their body temperature by controlling their environment. If your dog is spending time outdoors, make sure he has access to shade and plenty of clean water. Also keep an eye on the temperature inside your house to ensure that it’s cool enough for your pets. Never leave your dog unattended in a car, even for a few minutes, as temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly climb to dangerous levels. Don’t exercise your dog when it’s too hot outside – instead do it very early in the morning or wait until the end of the day. If you’ve been out playing fetch, carry the ball back home for your pup, so he’ll be better able to pant well and cool himself off. You can also purchase a cooling vest to keep your dog comfortable for longer. We recommend the Hurtta Cooling Vest. By learning how dogs regulate their body temperature, you can help keep them stay cool, safe, and healthy year-round. The post Do Dogs Sweat? appeared first on American Kennel Club. View the source article
  11. WinstonTheTroutWizard

    Winston & Ruffy

    It's fun to see how much Winston has grown over the last year.
  12. sanford

    Winston & Ruffy

    Westie? Schnauzer? Schwestie? Wauzer? Who knows? ...That was one very confused groomer!
  13. pkcrossley

    Winston & Ruffy

    do westies get shaved like that? looks like schnauzer.
  14. sanford

    Winston & Ruffy

    Although I appreciate seeing this pic resurface after its first appearance here over a year ago, it does conjure up mixed feelings. At that time I reported that Ruffy had just been scalped by the groomer, even though I brought her photos of cairn terriers as a guide, I discovered later that she thought he was a Westie and as you can see, she shaved his back, so it looked like a carpet sample! As a consolation, grooming cost was refunded and I was given a free bag of the dog food of my choice... But sadly, Ruffy's coat has never been the same since.😪
  15. Hillscreek

    Life With Cairns: Act 1 and 2

    Looks like a good idea helene and very attractive but I have to ask how high can Ruffy jump/climb?? Tipping that thing over would Ruffy's or any cairn's delight I'm thinking.
  16. sanford

    Lola

    🎂🍗🍖🍔❗️
  17. hheldorfer

    Life With Cairns: Act 1 and 2

    Ruffy seems quite determined to thwart your plans. Could you get some type of raised planter to hold your pots? Maybe something along these lines? https://www.wayfair.com/outdoor/pdp/williston-forge-quijano-rectangular-4ft-x-2ft-galvanized-metal-sheet-raised-garden-w001219899.html
  18. Pepper Bug's Mom

    Life With Cairns: Act 1 and 2

    Brodie eats anything that is loose on the ground or in a pot! The fresh grass at the dog park is another object to eat (all the dogs are doing this at this time of year). I honestly cannot leave Brodie outside without supervision or he will find something to dig up and eat - found a peanut that a bluejay had hidden in one of the pots on the deck....ugh!
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  20. bradl

    Life With Cairns: Act 1 and 2

    Ruffy scoffs at your barricade. You need to up your game.
  21. Sam I Am

    Life With Cairns: Act 1 and 2

    Uhh huh.....where there is a will there is also a Cairn! Sanford there is no end to the “act’” ..it a continues loop. 🤣 Sam and Rosie are up to their usual tricks now that the snow is all gone....turfing up grass, eating what ever is obviously tasty to them!
  22. sanford

    Life With Cairns: Act 1 and 2

    Act 1: Last summer, I wrote to CairnTalk asking for advice to keep my terrace plants safe from Ruffy, who had developed a fondness for eating the potting soil. It was suggested that I use some mesh netting or screening around the base of the plants to protect them, which I did. Act 2: Summer has come and gone and I didn't expect the asparagus fern to survive the cold winter, and it didn't - as you can see from the brown color in the attached photo, but I left it out there anyway, secure in the knowledge that it was safely barricaded from Ruffy - until today! 😱 (Notice the wire mesh on the ground and the scattered dirt). Will there be an Act 3? Who knows?
  23. Sam I Am

    Stella @ 15

    Love the name Stella...every time I read her name I want to yell ...STELLA.😋
  24. pkcrossley

    Stella

    beautiful, happy girl.
  25. Kathryn

    Stella @ 15

    And her time is, like Oban's, is probably much earlier than your time... She is so sweet...
  26. Hillscreek

    Stella

    M-m-m Charlee Bears. You have earned them all Stella. Happy 15th Birthday!
  27. bradl

    Stella

    I asked Stella what she wanted for her 15th birthday and she made it clear in no uncertain terms: Charlee Bears on demand and plenty of naps. What Stella wants, Stella gets.
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