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Nutmeg’s Destruction Teaches a Lesson

Nutmeg and Nora, Cairn Terrier sisters, joined our family about five years ago. We have had our ups and downs but we eventually settled into a comfortable companionship, occasionally marked by complications caused from the Cushing’s syndrome and then the

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Nora’s Diagnosis

When we adopt dogs, we gain furry friends who entertain us, we experience their unconditional love, and we avoid thinking about the inevitable. Several years ago, after losing two young dogs, in rapid succession, to cancer, we adopted two-year-old Cairn terrier sisters, Nutmeg

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Nora Has Surgery on Her Paw

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a growth on one of our Cairn Terrier rescues’ right paw. It was dark in color and about the size of a small marble. I had never noticed this bump on Nora before.

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Nutmeg and Nora Develop Spots

Well, it’s been five months we’ve checked in on Nutmeg and Nora, our two Cairn terrier rescues. You might have been wondering if we gave them away, gave them back, or just gave up. I’m happy to say that Nutmeg

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Using Cesar’s Way on Nutmeg and Nora

Last night’s Dog Whisperer TV show featured fighting dogs, Ruby and Jinx, who Cesar said literally wanted to kill each other. These two dogs seemed similar to Nutmeg and Nora, our two Cairn terrier rescue dogs in that one of

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Nutmeg & Nora Need Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer

From December 27, 2011  We could really use Cesar Millan, from the Dog Whisperer TV show, to roller-blade over to the east coast and straighten out our Cairn Terrier rescues. Nutmeg and Nora’s notorious spats reached new heights over the past

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How Nutmeg and Nora Fight

One of the challenges we’ve faced since adopting our two Cairn Terrier rescues, Nutmeg and Nora, has been their violent clashes. Usually, these incidents occur when I’m petting them. It seems that one will think the other is encroaching on

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An Explanation for Nutmeg’s Behavior?

The day after Nutmeg, one of our Cairn Terrier rescues, had visited the vet for her urinary tract infection (UTI), Jim and I were talking to his friend about her “condition,” and also about the way she would freak out

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Figuring Out Nutmeg’s Issues

So, you might remember how we bought two crates because our Cairn Terriers rescues were using the large crate as their restroom and having some nasty fights. I hated having to separate them, because they wouldn’t be able to cuddle

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Honeymoon’s Over, Nutmeg and Nora . . .

Earlier today, I actually had the feeling that we might have made a mistake adopting these dogs. Instead of getting better at housetraining and getting along, it seemed that Nutmeg and Nora were backsliding.  They got in such a nasty

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