Sam I Am Posted May 18, 2017 Share Posted May 18, 2017 (edited) There has been discussions on getting another Cairn after one reaches a certain age of "maturity". Or when your old best friend dies. After I lost Jock I pondered if I would get another Cairn.( And of course this is a totally personal decision and I respect anyone who makes the decision to not get another animal for what ever reason.) We have Rosie, our Scottie, and I thought well, she is trained, sweet and fills our hearts to the fullest. But I wanted another Cairn...I wanted a companion for Rosie also as I think they really do well having a four legged buddy. My DH belongs to a BMW motorcycle club..mostly "mature" riders. When we decided yes for sure we wanted another Cairn, he excitedly told his bike club friends that we had contacted a breeder and would soon have a baby Cairn in our home again. He was met with a volley of why would you want another dog, tied down, not free to travel etc. I enjoy travelling and have done a fair bit of it, my DH is more of a home body who is content with home and hearth. He told his friends that the love of a dog all yr round beats the heck out of a few weeks/months of travel. I have to agree with him. Travel these days is very expensive (we are Canadian and get the heck kicked out of our money when converted to US $$) . So although we are "seniors" (I really hate that word as it insinuates old, frail, eats mushy food) we will always want our four legged companions in our lives. They are in our wills in the event they out live us and will be taken care of. One has to live in the moment ( a hard concept I know) so for us not having another Cairn is not an option. Thanks to a few of my forums friends who have encouraged me along the way , telling me I am only just a "mature" person and not 110, life continues on and our four legged friends will come along on our life's journey. Edited May 18, 2017 by Terrier lover 9 Quote Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France Adventures with Sam &Rosie Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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