Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fascinating Facts about Cairn Terriers (like ME!)

We just watched a program called Dogs 101 that featured CAIRN TERRIERS!!!!

We are very famous for our STARRING role in The Wizard of Oz. Terry, the black female Cairn whose name was changed to Toto after the movie, was paid $125 a week. The munchkins made less than $100 a week.

Many celebrities have owned Cairn Terriers, including Bill Murray, Liza Minelli and David Hasselhoff!

Our front paws are bigger than our back paws! This makes us excellent diggers (although I've only dug one hole in my life—in the park across the street during spring planting—and Mom quickly dropped in some crocus bulbs and covered it up. I was doing my part!).

I'd never really noticed until we took a closer look at my pawprints in the sand...

And perhaps most interestingly, we're left-pawed. Which could come in mighty handy tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium!!!!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Pretty interesting tidbits about woo Khairns!

Good lukhk Sunday night!

The Phillies are waiting!

PeeEssWoo: My word is AUGMONI - I think it has something to do with Baywatch!

Sally Ann and Andy said...

I don't think that your paws are that big.
Sally Ann

Sally said...

You leave some pretty impressive pawprints in the sand - I bet you are handy at bulb planting time!

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Duke said...

We can't believe you got in that basket with the wicked old witch peddling, Petey! Aren't you terrified?!
Carol Usher has a Cairn for sale on her website and every time we see him we think of you.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bobby said...

Wow you have Dinosaur front paws.
We love to dig holes.

Dexter said...

You guys are pretty nifty. Time to put those digging feet to work, little dude.


Faya said...

Je me doutais bien que les Cairn Terriers sont des chiens formidable !
Bisous, Faya

Gus said...

Good luck Tonight. I am sure you will be an MVP (Most Valuable Pup)


Martha said...

Funnily enough we hadn't realised that Toto was a cairn terrier!!!
Fascinating facts Petey - we were not so sure about those footprints in the sand!
We also thought they looked more like dinasaur prints than Petey prints.
Now Petey we understand it is difficult not to look adorable - well it is in the family gene pool!
You can continue to be adorable....just don't be so cooperative without negotiating treats first!!!
We can't wait to see your New York City Slicker look.......
Aunties Martha & Bailey xxx

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Ha, Petey, you were visiting our blog while we are here at yours - what a coincidence.

That is quite interesting about your feet - TD has big feet and Mom says she wishes she could say he only dug one hole too.

We will be rooting for the Yankees along with you tonight - hope the rain has stopped.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Petey
Very interesting post about my close relatives! Did you know that the Westie breed is supposed to have been started by a Scottish chap who decided he would only keep white Cairn terriers, after he accidentally shot one of his darker dogs, mistaking it for a rabbit. (And that before then, any white Cairns had been considered weaklings and thus not favoured).
And I too have front paws that are MUCH bigger than my rear ones.
Cheers, H.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Huh...we didn't know all those facts about Cairns...your front paws are bigger than ur back ones? Hmmmm...judgin' from the pic there is quite a difference in size too...

Do you get up in the morning with this urge to run around and look for Dorothy???

I dunno Petey...I think it must be exhausting...we watched to Dogs 101 and they had a surfing fox far they haven't featured the bootiful Lakelands yet...

Kisses, Sweet Boy....


Eric said...

Petey bestest. Did you ring Andrew about the audition for Toto in his new production? With paws your relentlessly huge size you are bound to walk it...hAAAAAAAAh!!!!

Wiry loves n kisses Eric xx

Unknown said...

Wow - thanks for sharing that, Petey - it was so interesting to find out more about you! And guess what - my front paws are bigger than my back ones too! :-) Although I don't dig either - too much effort required! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

TwoSpecialWires said...

Dogs 101, huh? We're gonna have to watch for that. But we have to bark ... we were believing you until we saw that picture of the paws. No way! Really?

In awe, and with considerable respect,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

(If that picture is genuine, to heck with shovels, you've got BULLDOZERS for front paws!)

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh Petey,
Did you borrow David Hasselhoff's Bay Watch shorts? You look pretty cool in them.. :)

Agatha and Archie said...

Most informative....Who knew about your feet?? Listen we will have to come up there and give you digging lessons...especially with those are a shoe in...HOO HOO get it??!! Love A+A

Joe Stains said...

They should have put you in...sniffle...instead of that stupid....sniffle....

I have to go now.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Petey, you look so cute in your basket....but your Mommy doesn't wear dresses like that does she??
I thought she was a fashionable New Yorker!
And you are quite the studmuffin in your lifeguard uniform but I prefer your cutie upside down pose, I do that too....maybe i'll post a picture if we EVER get round to posting again!
Your Rosie xxxx