Okay, so for YEARS now I've been wanting a cairn terrier to do EarthDog and agility with, but haven't been able to find one, much less afford one. I had the chance to buy a six-month-old red female last February for an insanely cheap price, but ended up getting my horse instead. So, I've been kicking myself ever since I passed her up.
Anyway, lately I've been really wanting a companion for my big dog (especially since the landlady/future monster-in-law won't let him be in the house) and have been looking for a cairn to adopt. I found one about an hour and a half north of us a few weeks ago, but she was adopted literally an hour before I emailed them.
So, I was cruising Craigslist today and, off a whim, decided to look at the Las Vegas Craigslist (mind you, Vegas is a good four hour drive from where I live). I searched "terrier" in the pet section and up popped an ad that said "Free Cairn Terrier to a loving home." I immediately texted the number in the ad and waited. I looked at the ad again and saw that it had been posted on Monday, so I thought "Shoot. He's probably already found a home." Imagine my delight when about half an hour later, the lady texted me back that she still had him! I told her that I've been looking for a puppy, but they're hard to find in Arizona and that I want to do EarthDog and agility with him. She's ecstatic that he's going to be going to a home that will give him a job!
The next hurdle was the boyfriend. We've been kind of tossing the idea of getting a dog back and forth, but he's been hesitant. Well, my birthday was Wednesday and, since I didn't get anything for my birthday (aside from a day spent doing stuff that other people wanted to do and a little package of dollar store stuff from my parents...not complaining at all, just saying), my boyfriend agreed that we could go pick him up on Sunday (my next day off)!! I am so excited!
Here's the ad, with two pics of the little cutie: Free Cairn Terrier to a loving home
Now, he just needs a name. I like unusual/different names, and he also needs a registered names. My favorite things are pirates and vampires, so something with either of those would be cool.