My name is Bailey, I’m a Cairn Terrier who is a sweet gentleman with a terrier streak. Did you expect any different? I’m a HUGE cuddle bug. I spend most nights cradled in the arms of my momma – she’s the best.
I came to my permanent home a little over the age of 1, by that time I had already spent my life with two other families. I have attempted to tell my story to others, but these humans can only translate so much of the dog language. It’s believed that I came from a mall pet store where dogparents were most likely bred to breed and were not completely held up to the fine Cairn Terrier standards we come to expect. Now don’t get me wrong – I’m a GOOOOOOD LOOKIN’ man – but I am only 13 pounds for a male.
The first family adopted me from that mall pet store and kept me until they were told they needed to neuter me (I had no idea what I was in for). They couldn’t afford it, and gave me up to the Denver Dumb Friends League which is a local humane society. The second family adopted me shortly after I was given up and neutered (man I REALLY didn’t know what I was in for). And that family gave me up only 2 short months after bringing me into their home because, well, I’d bolt out of the front door of their apartment any chance I got. COME ON PEOPLE…. I AM a Cairn Terrier! I’ve got important places to go and vermin* all over this fine green earth that need to be tended to properly. So once again, I ended up back at DDFL. I was so lucky to finally meet my momma, daddy and Darcy (she’s really MY sidekick).
I was born on 8/23/05.
I was adopted on 10/28/06, man was I ever a mess; I really needed a bath and haircut (as you can see here on my final adoption day ever).
*Further proof of my love for vermin (hunting a squirrel)
My parents have done a pretty good job with me. And considering my history, I’ve got them wrapped around my paw pretty well. I’ve got some slight issues, they say I need anger management classes. I’ve got a bit of fear aggression toward other dogs, especially really big ones. Overall, I’m just putty in your hands; I love to be loved, stroked, kissed, hugged and cuddled.
Here’s some of my fantastic life I’ve led for the past (almost) 5 years with my forever parents!
And here I am, a fine lookin’ man (at age 5, in 2010)….