Age: 17 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
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Cruiser, Cruise Man, Pablo Cruz, black dog, Crooster, Sir Stinky, Rabbit
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August 25th 1995
belly rubs, tug of war, walks in the woods
Losing a toy to (or food) to Blaize, having his toy box invaded
Anything that is new, Hedgies
lasagna or pizza
Flaming Geyser PARK
barking at a fake presence at the front door to fool Blaize into leaving my lap
Lost my first Cairn to cancer. Got Cruiser at 6 months. Was to be show dog, but didn't have quite all the parts! Fell in love when he trotted into the living room.
He adopted me and never left my side as a youngster. Still follows me almost everywhere, gardens with me. Will hunt and track if I make a sniffing sound. Has a large vocabulary and spells well. Is pretty unCairnlike in a lot of respects as he comes at at a gallop when called, cuddles. Also knows if I feel bad and comes to help me. Always.
Great hunter, too! Has rabbits, mice, moles and squirrel notches on his belt. My husband calls the wild rabbits Exerciser Bunnies. He knows squirrel, bunnie, bun-bun, rabbit, mouse, mice and "go get 'em!" Knew enough early on to watch overhead for when the squirrels leap from tree to tree.
The Groups I'm In:
Terriers of Scotland
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|June 27th 2005
||More than 7 years!
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June 30th 2005 7:07 pm
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June 30th. 5:00 pm. While on our regular walk along the river in Flaming Geyser State Park, Mike suddenly, urgently said: "Skunk! Pull the dogs back!". There was a cute little polecat in the trail and he had almost stepped on it. We said, "Whew. Good thing Mike was in the lead!" Which is unusual. Blaize is almost always at point. I said "hmm... little wood pussy all alone? Wonder where mom and her siblings are?"
We found out. We walked a long way back and around to avoid any skunks, then relaxed and the next thing you know, Blaize and Cruiser pounced on something in the tall grass. Something they do a lot. Well, in a 2nd I saw it was *not* a mouse, that it was at least a rabbit, then Cruiser was giving it a shake. Then he was diving on the ground and furiously rubbing his face in the grass. Then the smell came wafting. He'd pounced another skunk! Fortunately, I think it was also a small skunk so the perfume was not too horrible.
I pulled him into the river and sluiced him and threw water into his mouth and ran my eyedrops over his eyes. It took us forever to get back to the car because he spent most of the time rolling and rubbing in the grass. Fortunately, we had brought the PU and Mike rode in the back with him on the way home. We washed him with baby shampoo and that seems to have done pretty well. But the smell is in the house and wafts through on a regular basis. Coming into the house from the basement, or worse, from outside is a bit of a shock, too.
I'll have to try something else to get it off my hands! Yuck.
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