Everyday is Halloween!
Happy All Hallows Eve, love and skely-ton kisses from Cairngorm McWomble the Terrible!
Cairngorm McWomble the Terrible turns 1 year old today! All hail his cuteness!
He accepts tributes and prezzies in the form of bully sticks, tasty nibbles, and pettings…
As The Oatmeal says, “May he live a thousand years”!
Beautiful pup in beautiful lighting on Flickr.
Our wee male model Cairngorm shows us how to work the camera, old school Hollywood glamour style!
Lazing At The Beach on Flickr.
Cairngorm has a good roll in the sand at Crissy Field. He loves going to the beach so very much!
Shot with the Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro Lens on the Nikon D5000 Camera.
Cairngorm is rockin’ a new do! He is made of fluff! (And he is eight months old this month!)
We’ve had to cut it short again because of a phenomenon here in CA called “foxtail season”. Our walker checks him after ever walk, and as his fur got longer and longer, her complaints got more forceful! So we’ve gotten him trimmed in the best way to find those nasty buggers after walks (note his paws have the shortest fur).
Foxtails are quite a serious health threat to dogs: “Foxtails that have progressed no further than surface lesions are ordinarily removed and the lesion treated with antiseptic and bandaged if necessary. Once a foxtail has passed beneath the skin, dogs are often treated with systemic antibiotics, and the foxtail either allowed to encyst and degrade, or in the case of actual or imminent organ damage, removed surgically (surgical removal can be problematic, since foxtails cannot easily be imaged by x-ray or ultrasound). Foxtails imbedded in the nostrils can migrate into the nasal turbinates, causing intense distress, and in rare cases into the brain. Foxtails in the ear canal can puncture the eardrum and enter the middle ear, causing hearing loss. In both cases, detection and early removal is the best treatment.”
At the dog park. Rockin’ his new(ish) ‘do!
Waiting to go to the dog park on Flickr.
Cairngorm waits impatiently for his Sunday trip to the dog park!
Dancing Morkie on Flickr.
This past Sunday we took Cairngorm to a new dog park. It was a hit with both the human and canine members of this pack!
Here’s Cairngorm doing a happy dance at the park. For some reason it made me think of trained animals in a turn-of-the-century circus sideshow or street performers, so I choose processing that brought that feeling out!
Diggin’ Terrier-Style on Flickr.
Cairngorm doing his favourite thing in the whole wide world: frenetic excavation! (And making a huge mess in the process — he did not know it at this point, but there was a bath in his future!)
(No — he didn’t dig those big holes in the cliffs behind him — but that’s what he aspires to!)
Glamour Shot on Flickr.
Cairngorm is five months old now! We think he is growing into his fur well!
So what should a growing lad get but a nice glamour shoot for his birthday?