About the Cairn

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)….


9 Responses to “About the Cairn”

  1. Looking Out The Window September 13, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Love your little man! Mine is a little fella too. Only 14 lb at 7 years! But in my eyes he is the best.

  2. Looking Out The Window January 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    I am so glad you made the forever match and got a companion dog at the same time.

  3. DogMamaSoo September 1, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    OMG Bailey!! You are such a darling!! I have a Cairn Terrier too, Merrydown, and she looks exactly like you!! You have the same reddish-tinged whiskers that turn slightly upwards at the end, those gorgeous gorgeous “bat ears” and that same cheeky smile with tongue hanging out. And yes you both like to “hunt” too. You have your Dirty Westie sister, Darcy, and Merrydown has her Miniature Schnauzer sister, Sweep.

    I just discovered your blog today. Will make sure I check in regularly now. 

    • KPD August 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

      Hi there Merrydown & Sweep. Sorry we’re super late to the party (of replying to your message). Our momma got busy and lazy and wouldn’t blog for us (our paws don’t fit on the tiny keyboard very well). We cruised over to your blog and you two sure are cute. We’re gonna get momma to start bloggin’ for us again and we’ll get a link set up on our blog to yours! Stay cute and keep being tenacious! Love, Darcy & Bailey

  4. MAXDOG March 23, 2010 at 6:02 am #

    Hey there Bailey!
    Ooops! (Im sorry)…not a good way to introduce myself when I get your name confused with your sista’s. It is really VERY nice to meet you!

  5. MAXDOG March 23, 2010 at 5:59 am #

    Hello there Darcy!
    Welcome to bloggie-land and
    It’s really nice to meet you! Im going to check out your sister now(?)

  6. TwoSpecialWires March 18, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    Hehehe! It’s great when the dogs get the voice! You tell us just as much as you want. It’s safe with us. We’re dogs, too. So unless the two-leggeds reading this can understand dog-talk, they’re never going to understand!

    Suffice it to say … from two rescues, ourselves … we are super happy you ended up with your family. They are the lucky ones. And now WE are lucky, ’cause you are gonna tell us all about them. Right?

    Looking forward to your adventures. Heading over now to your sidekicks’
    Love ya
    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  7. Rebecca Cole March 18, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    I miss you so much cuddle bug. Even though we are miles apart, I still love you! Quick question, how much are you planning on telling about your mommy & daddy?

  8. DOROTHY March 18, 2010 at 12:09 am #


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