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        10-26-2012, 07:36 PM
    Happy birthday to meeeeeeeeeeeee!!

    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.
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        10-26-2012, 07:40 PM
    Green Broke
    First of all, Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!!! So glad you found this dog you've been wanting - how cool is that? Not too good with dog names, but something like, "Dougal", "MacDougal"..... I'm sure you'll come up with something cute! Have fun with him :)
        10-26-2012, 08:12 PM
    Thanks, Northernstar!

    I was kind of thinking Jack or Johnny. Johnny would be hilarious because my big dog's name is Cash, so if I called them at the same time, I'd be calling "Johnny! Cash! Get over here!" ROFL!!!

    I also like the name Calico Jack as a "registered name" (he can't be registered, but he qualifies for PAL/ILP, so he needs a name for that), after "Calico Jack" Rackham, the 18th-century pirate.
        10-27-2012, 12:56 PM
    Found out from his owner that his registered name is Jackpot and they call him Jack. I can't wait to go pick him up!
        10-27-2012, 02:17 PM
    He is gorgeous, congratulations and belated Happy Birthday
        10-27-2012, 02:37 PM
    Green Broke
    He is adorable! How lucky that you found him & he already has a name that you like. And Happy Belated Birthday also!
        10-27-2012, 02:44 PM
    Green Broke
    Congrats and Happy B-day!
        10-27-2012, 02:51 PM
    Thanks, everyone. Cash (my big dog) is, and always will be, my baby, but there's things I can't so with him because of his hip issues and because of his big dog issues. So, Jack will be my competition dog and Cash's companion while we're at work.
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