Honouring a great small package of joy
RE: Confessions of a breed lover (July 26)
I concur with Latham Hunter that being a particular dog breed fancier brings all kinds of “associations and assumptions” to ownership of that breed.
My wife and I were, for 25 years, owners of the Scottish terriers’ cousin, the Cairn Terrier. Not restricted to just black (or white – Westie), they could also come in reddish blonde, and tan shades or a mixture of any of those colours.
As all the descriptors that Ms. Hunter attributes to the Scottish terrier also describe the Cairn’s, they were also loving, feisty and very loyal.
They are a great small package of joy and even though many people thought, that due to their size, they were “puppies”, they were our small dogs with huge hearts and lots of intelligence. Les Jarrett, Hamilton