9 Mar | Posted by Sandra Sandford | no comments |
Remember David Morgan who was taken on a walk along Hadrian’s Wall by faithful companion Dougal to raise funds for the C.T.R.F.?
Hadrian’s Wall Path Walk stretches 84 miles coast to coast across England. During September 2016 Dougal, who is Dave’s Cairn Terrier took Dave along this path to raise funds for Cairn Terrier Rescue in memory of his two CTRF boys Mr Rusty and Bobby who both passed away in 2014
Well, he’s been fundraising again and in the last year has raised the magnificent sum of £400 for the C.T.R.F.
Eighteen months ago Dave was a failed foster for Monty who insisted that he wanted to present the cheque as he’s so photogenic, so John, our Trustee in that area went to collect it.
Once again, our grateful thanks to Dave.
* Posted 9th March 2020.
4 hours ago
30th May - Another update - this is 15 year old Cherry and thank you Anita for giving her a loving home and taking such good care of her. <3
"In January this year I was asked by one of the Trustees if I would take on a 15 year old female, whose owner had been unable to look after her for some while at home. The owner’s carers and a neighbour were helping out. I was happy to, having a 14 year old male Cairn (from a puppy), a rescue female Pomeranion (4) and a rescue female cross-breed (6), all with gentle temperaments.
As we progressed with the paperwork my old Cairn became rapidly unwell and after a mixture of outpatient and inpatient care and with the aid of some serious medication, he enjoyed a last walk, chicken dinner and a few hours of stroking and dreaming before going to sleep for good. It was quite traumatic due to the sudden onset but I made the decision to honour his memory by doing my best for this new girl, Cherry.
Cherry arrived with little sight due to chronic dry eye and a skin problem that was responding well to bathing, quite chirpy in herself, and proceeded to settle in with my gang. She looked a lot like Toddy, which was quite unsettling for my neighbours, who had seen me through my loss! She had come from a bungalow to a modern semi so I was concerned about the stairs and set up a gate. In typical Cairn fashion she made it clear that she wanted to explore everywhere and demonstrated an ability to deal with the stairs. She quickly became attached to my elderly mum, who lives with us, and who made a fuss of Cherry. There are dog beds around the house and my two sleep in my bedroom at night by choice but Cherry frequently relocated to mum’s bedroom so now she has her own bed and water bowl in there too and each night she decides where to settle. I update the kind neighbour who helped Cherry, with her progress, and she relays this and the photos to Cherry’s previous owner.
Of concern to me was the state of her mouth. She had a vet check on arrival which confirmed a very low grade heart murmur and infected gums, but otherwise a clean bill of health. The neighbour had taken her to the vet locally for treatment for dry eye which we continued. She was a bit overweight which I wanted to address before any anaesthetic. We eventually agreed on 1st April for her dental, which was subsequently cancelled due to COVID-19.
She has been a delight. She tolerates well having her eyes bathed and treated and her rear inspected for hygiene! She allowed me to clip her claws, in particular her dew claws which were in need. She loves walks and picks up quite a pace when she wants to. She loves her food and gets very excited at mealtimes! She drinks well. So I felt that in spite of her age she was having a good quality of life, except for the mouth, which was bothering me increasingly.
I persevered with telephone updates to the vets and I’m delighted to say that they agreed to go ahead with her procedure on Wednesday 20th May. She had 4 extractions and a good clean and has made a full recovery; a tough old girl. She now sleeps through the night and appears very contented with life. I’ve noticed in this lovely weather that she spends more time sniffing about in the garden and enjoys lying in the shade under the washing line. My back door is open from around 6am until dusk pretty much so all the dogs can wander in and out. I’m so grateful to the Cairn Rescue for giving this old girl the chance of a happy retirement, long may it continue! " ... See MoreSee Less
29th May - Another happy update <3
“”We had been registered to adopt a Cairn for about four months, because we had lost our wonderful Cairn last year. Previously we have owned three Cairn Terriers.
We suddenly received a call in March from our local representative, John Francis who lives in Chorley, Lancashire. He said he might have a Cairn bitch that would suit us, but he hadn’t seen her because she was in South Wales. He told us that the people who owned her in South Wales could not look after her anymore because of illness, so they had taken her to the lady who bred her and who still had the mother.
Her name is Alison and she very kindly offered to bring her up to Preston and everyone would meet at our house. She did this the very next day and we all met at our home. For this kind act, we shall be eternally grateful. As soon as we saw ‘Lady’ we knew we wanted her. After introductions and happy discussions, we were able to adopt her. She is a wonderful pet for us and we can tell she has been looked after very well by her previous owners, who I know were very sad to have to re-home her.
She is a very happy dog who loves her walks and her food and has settled in nicely. We are so happy we adopted her.”” ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
UPDATE - 29th May <3
"Isla has been with us since last September and she has settled down really well. She loves walks and swimming in water. She adores Hamish our other Cairn and they play well together. She is such a lovable dog and wants all the attention. She has been in and out of a dog paddling pool during lock down nice weather. Thanks to CTRF for letting us adopt her. " ... See MoreSee Less
DEXTER was rehomed in March <3 , just before the lock down........
"Hi . I'd like to share my story with you .
Last year I broke up with my partner and while I was at work he packed his things and took the one thing he knew could hurt me, my Cairn cross little furbaby.
It devastated me and my boys. After a few months I contacted Cairn rescue and registered myself on your wait list .
A few months later, in march this year I got a call from yourselves at work about Dexter, my work colleagues said my face lit up.
The day he arrived I was so excited but felt so sorry for him as he was upset and confused at being re homed. He settled in slowly with lots of whimpering, then lockdown happened.
Hes great now, he’s picked his spot on the sofa, its now Dexter's seat and also on the outside sofa .
Hes bonded so well with my 16yr old son, if hes on his x box too long Dexter heads upstairs and scratches on his door.
It works perfectly, my son Daniel can not resist his cuteness and plays with him or walks him every time. Makes me laugh that his mates knocking on for him.
We've found the perfect spot in the woods with a stream for his walks .He knows as soon as we are nearing the water ,at which he dives in .The only thing we have to watch out for is squirrels. I've never seen a dog with such little legs jump higher than my head.
Dexter has brought me so much love and happiness, sorry it's long, but just wanted you to know how much he now means to us.
He is part of our family .
Thank you very much to the CTRF Cairn Rescue.
Many regards Debra" ... See MoreSee Less
28th May -
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY JACK!!
Thank you for the update Angie
“”Hello there, I thought I'd share an update on our lovely Jack who has been with us 5 years today!
Jack brings so much joy to our lives; he is a faithful com bepanion to our cantankerous, old Yorkie and they're constantly by each others side. He wins the hearts of anyone who meets him, we've lost count of the number of people who have said that they need a Jack in their lives!
Like most Cairns Jack has selective hearing and absolutely loves chasing squirrels. He loves a job and will follow my husband around the house overseeing repairs....he's also a prolific and highly skilled sandwich thief
We are forever grateful to the CTRF for their support with our big hearted little bag of chaos
Happy Gotcha Day Jack! Xx “” ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
27th May 27, Update
Thank you Keira for letting us know how George has settled in.
"George came to our family as a shy, quiet dog who jumped at everything. He was one of a pair but it was thought that he would thrive better as an only dog to let his personality come through. It took him a while to get used to us and his new home and was very anxious to start with. Now he’s part of the family, he loves to be around people and is a very friendly dog. He has such a vibrant personality and loves to run around free in the park. He’s become quite mischievous and is slowly learning how to pose for pictures! He loves cuddles and just to be played with. We love to play fetch and he’s become a very big part of our family, we wouldn’t change him for the world. " ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Hello. I'm so sorry to share some devastating news - and ask for your advice..
We lost our precious girl Roxy on Tuesday afternoon aged 11, after an MRI scan showed that she had an inoperable and untreatable tumour on her spine.
At the start of lockdown she started having problems with her right leg and we had her checked at our local vet. She was x-rayed and nothing of note was found, and an assumption was made by the vet that she had damaged her cartilage, or some other leg injury. (She had both crucial ligaments repaired 4 years ago). Unfortunately she improved only slightly with pain relief medication, and it was only last weekend when she started to become unstable in both legs that we pushed for her to have an MRI. We were with her at the end and held her as she passed peacefully. We so wish the vet had suggested an MRI back 8 weeks ago..
She was our first dog, we had never really even heard of Cairn Terriers, but I was helping out at our local small adoption centre in Fife, when Roxy was dropped at the gate, aged just 18 months. My partner was there mending the computer for them on that day. We had only nipped in for an hour - several hours later we headed home to Edinburgh with this bundle of mischievous fun and we fell instantly in love with her. Fast forward a year or so later and I called in on an unplanned visit again to Ena and Frank who run Second Chance Kennels. They only have about ten kennels. I let myself in and as I walked up the corridor I immediately spotted a cute, smaller Cairn Terrier. I asked if I could see her. I opened the door, knelt down to say hello and she instantly turned onto her side and wanted me to tickle her tummy - I said "you are coming home with me!". I rang my partner Andy who in a split second second agreed that Zara should indeed come home and, despite her being 7, we thought she'd enjoy the rest of her life with Roxy and us. They became great company for each other - we went on so many holidays together and they so loved their walks and time together. We never thought that Roxy would leave us first..
Zara is now 16 - she has very poor eyesight and hearing but up until Tuesday she had a zest for life with her pal, who acted like a guidedog for her. Now she's gone and we just don't know what to do for her. We are all grieving but she doesn't understand why Roxy isn't here. Today all she is doing is looking around the house for her - it's so upsetting.
Zara is now our priority. We'd be ever so grateful for any advice you could give to help Zara,, particularly if you have faced a similar heart-breaking scenario. Because of her age, sight and hearing disabilities, we don't want to overwhelm her.
We fell in love with Roxy and Zara, and with the characteristics of Cairn Terriers - when the time is right we'd love to welcome some more into our lives who are looking for a loving home.
Ian, Andy and Zara.
pic of Roxy when we first adopted when she was 2.
and Roxy and Zara, just last week ... See MoreSee Less