Lockwood’s Kiss Me Kate, better known as Katie, came to live with us in October 2004. She was six months old, and Peaches (puppy photo below) had died in August.
We met her breeders, John and Carol Woodman, at the OR/WA Cairn “fun day” on Labor Day weekend. I wasn’t sure I could be around that many Cairns without crying, but it was OK. She had been promised to another breeder, but something happened and we got the call from Jill Arnell to head to Pierce County to visit.
She picked us, and John OKed the pick. 🙂
She flew to Georgia as well as The Bahamas! She traveled in Maurie and Dixie’s RV as well. She even had a few motorcycle rides; we fixed up a crate that attached to Kathy’s TransAlp.
She was never quite happy in a vehicle; as she aged, it seemed she was more anxious traveling than waiting at home for us to return. So we did the latter.
She developed allergies in early 2017, concurrent with Mike and Kathy’s medical issues. Fortunately, she tolerated prednisone nose drops, so we didn’t have to give her oral meds. She died in February 2020, as COVID19 was moving into national consciousness.
Facebook is a marvel for memories. Need to find pre-Facebook photos and scan them.