Cairn Terrier
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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Nort or Nortie, Bugjuice, Lord Pee Pee Pants

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

August 1st 2004

Treats and playing tug of war,chewing mom's underwear and dad's socks. He likes to sleep on the couch by himself at night for some peace and quiet. He likes to chew used kleenex (yuck)

Baths, squirrels, anyone walking anywhere near my house even if they are a mile away. He doesn't like other animals except for his brothers and sister, but also doesn't like when they get ANY attention and he isn't the center of attention.

Favorite Toy:
The family toy poodle and his chew keys.

Favorite Food:
Dry pedigree or really anything he can fit down his throat

Favorite Walk:
In the forest preserve by a creek

Best Tricks:
He sits and he has a cute little way of talking. He gives hugs when you tell him to.

Arrival Story:
We adopted him from a shelter. When he was introduced to my husband he immediately rolled over on his back to have his stomach pet. He is a kissin' fool. He just loves to lick us and he gives hugs.

He has the cutest long eyelashes, and he is pigeon toed and his ears flop inside out all the time. He has recently been diagnosed with Intravertebral Disc Disease and has severe pain that flares up, but we do the best we can when this happens and love him all the more. He is still as sweet as can be even when he is in pain. His back is getting worse as the days and months go on. His such a little trooper though. He at least gets to take his pills with peanut butter. He and I are like two peas in a pod though. We both have bad backs.

Forums Motto:
Leader of the Pack

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Which one is scarier.... an attic or basement?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 24th 2007 More than 9 years!

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I Am Doing Very Well After Surgery

December 16th 2008 4:24 am
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Thanks to all my pup pals out there who supported me during this difficult time. I am getting better every day!!! I can use my back legs almost perfectly now but I still have to take it easy (which isn't easy for terriers let me tell you). Anyways, I still am a bit afraid of the stairs and now that it's icy and snowy here in Chicago I don't like to go outside much cuz I'm afraid of slipping but mommy and daddy are troopers they take me outside no matter how cold it is and stay right by my side. I am back to a normal diet and stuff!!! I still stay in my cage during the day while they work so I don't overdo it. It has actually become like a second home to me now I must admit.

I know that mommy and I could not have pulled through without all the love and support of our pals here on Dogster and Catster. We are indebted to you all forever and you will all be in our hearts.

Happy Holidays and don't ever hesitate to ask us if you need anything!!! Anything at all.

Love to you all.

Norton and mommy Carolyn


I Had Back Surgery Today

November 10th 2008 7:23 pm
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Hello everyone. The intravertebral disc disease finally caught up with me. I had another bad episode about 2 weeks ago and as usual the vet and mommy and daddy got me through it.

Saturday there was this dude walking by MY house so I decided to go out in the yard and give him a piece of my mind and that was it. I was hobbling back to the house. Daddy picked me up and brought me inside to rest. Then a couple hours later I lost control of my back legs and I couldn't walk. Mommy rushed me to the ER and they said that we should go to the surgical center. Mommy brought me home to see how the cortisone shot would help but it didn't. So I woke mommy up at 2:30 AM on Sunday and we boogied on up to the place.

I had my MRI this morning and I have a herniated disc. So they did surgery. Anyways, they said I did really well. It was pretty bad. They told mommy that there was fluid from the disc leaking into the spinal column. They expect me to make a full recovery though after about 6 weeks of recovery.

I want to thank all my special pals and their humans for thinking of me and being supportive of me and mommy and daddy. Mommy hasn't slept in like 3 days so she's been a wreck. I get to come home Wednesday so we will keep you all posted.

Again, thanks for the kind words and rosettes and stuff.

I love you all very much!!!!

I will come back stronger than ever.

Norton and Mommy (Carolyn)


Oh Boy!! Here We Go Again!!

July 29th 2008 6:12 pm
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I am having another flare up in my back. This one has lasted over a week and is not getting better. So daddy took me to the vet today and I had to get a corisone shot right in my back. Ouchie!!!!! I took it pretty good and only cried a little bit. I sure hope it helps though all the squirrels are getting away cuz I can't chase them.

Anyways, if I am not better by Monday they are going to do another x-ray to see if the Intravertebral Disc Disease has progressed.

Love to you all!!!

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