Thursday, 23 December 2010

Is He Yours?

This wee cairn terrier, thought to be around 8 years old, jumped on a First bus when it stopped on Dumbarton Road, Glasgow on Wednesday.

He was so cold he had icicles hanging from his fur and once on the bus he found a warm spot in a corner, curled up and refused to move.

The wee dug hasn't been microchipped so the SSPCA can't trace his owner.

Is he yours or do you know anyone in Glasgow who has a light haired cairn terrier?


Update:  He's been claimed.


JuliaM said...

Hope he finds his owner ( or a nice new owner, if someone's dumped him) for the holidays.

subrosa said...

I was tempted to phone and say I'd have him Julia. I had a cairn for 12 years (got him when he was 3 because the woman couldn't look after him when he husband died). But I was talked out of it because dogs are a tie and fewer hotels etc accept them. They're lovely, fiesty wee dugs, but if this one's suffering already from arthritis then he'll become more and more crabbit because they can't do that much for it.

cynicalHighlander said...

Lost dog who boarded bus to keep warm is reunited with owner

subrosa said...

Ah great news CH. Just making the tea and there was nothing on the BBC news.

Sheila said...

My dog was abandoned at Tesco. He was sitting outside when I went in, then I spotted him running up and down the aisles.

Thought he had gone but when I was leaving the car park he was trying to board a bus. He was put off and wandered into the middle of the road so I picked him up and put him in the car before there was an accident.

Tried very hard to find the owner but came to the conclusion that he had been dumped.

subrosa said...

I'm sure he has a super home with you Sheila. It's amazing how cruel people are to animals, yet not really so surprising when I see the way some treat the older, frailer people in our society.

Jo G said...

Isn't it awful that people dump animals like that?

So pleased the other one's been claimed.

On the arthritis thing Subrosa my mad wee dug is ten now and was untrouble by such things until this cold snap at the end of November. Within days he couldn't climb upstairs or even jump up on his favourite chair. I took him to the vet and he diagnosed inflamed joints in his hips. He gave us medication for it and he's now like a wee mad dug again. He's a cross German Shep-Collie called Cal....short for Caledonia and my absolute best pal. The vet did warn me tho that these extreme temperatures are knocking hell out of wee dugs as well as the rest of us.

subrosa said...

My wee cairn died 6 years ago now Jo and he suffered badly from arthritis. He couldn't jump up into the car or, on very bad days, couldn't walk over the path chuckies to get to the pavement. He used to growl like mad if you picked him up and was also snappy then because it obviously hurt him.

I paid the vet £30 a month for tablets for some years but I can't say I noticed any difference. The salt on the pavements in winter was horrible for him and most dogs. The salt gets in between their pads.

Even today I miss him a great deal but he's buried in the garden and I see his wee monument sitting among the trees every day.

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Subrosa!
It's such wonderful news the adorable doggie is reunited with his owner. It's a Christmas Miracle. I would be frantic if one of my doggies went missing.

Sorry to read about your doggie too, I know you must miss your little cairn, I miss all my dear departed poochies. It's very comforting you can see his headstone in the garden every day.

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas, and I'm happy you posted the good news update.

subrosa said...

Aye, dogs have something no other animal has for me Bunni.

Glad you appreciated the update. It's annoying when you read something then don't know the result isn't it.

A Happy Christmas to you and yours and a Guid New Year.

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