Despite the efforts of Dr. Carlisle and ourselves,
Cari stopped eating, soon becoming skin & bone.
Hydration therapy, vitamins, other medications & appetite stimulants
were to no avail; the cancer was too aggressive.
On 24 December, we realized this was not a quality of life for her;
she gave CairnDaddy a kiss on his hand before she fell asleep,
surrounded by our love . . .
Although Cari was not a CRUSA Cairn,
she is the Cairn responsible for our Rescue work with Cairns,
and our adoption of RicoBadBoy, Daisy2Legs, RosieVi the Shy
& Luuceee You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do.
She was a real sweetheart, with a sense of humor.
She will be greatly missed, by humans & dogs alike.
You become responsible for what you have tamed. --Antoine de St.-Exupéry
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. --Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together . . .
MEET MISHA & APRIL'S LITTLE SISTER, CARI THE CAIRN - MAY 1998
FRACTURED CARI TAILS: CARI'S CAST - NOVEMBER 1998
CARI'S FIRST BIRTHDAY - 12 DECEMBER 1998
CARI'S SNOWY DAY - 2 JANUARY 1999
CARI'S SECOND BIRTHDAY - 12 DECEMBER 1999
CARI & MR WREATH - THE HOWLIDAYS 2001
CARI'S FIFTH BIRTHDAY - 12 DECEMBER 2002
CARI & AND THE CHRISTMAS HAT - THE HOWLIDAYS 2002
WHAT'S IN CARI'S TOYBOX? - 2003
APRIL, CARI & RICO CELEBRATE HOWLOWEEN - 2003
CARI & RICO'S TOY CRATE - 2003
CARI, RICO & BOODA SANTA - THE HOWLIDAYS 2003
CARI, RICO & WARTHOG - VALENTINE'S DAY 2004
TWO PARROTHEADS IN PARADISE: CARI & RICO ARE RINGBEARERS AT CANIDLOVER & CAIRNDADDY'S WEDDING - 22 MAY 2004
THE GANG OF FOUR'S FIRST GROOMING - 2008
THE GANG OF FOUR'S SECOND GROOMING - 2009
DOGS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN - 2009
THE SKRENNINGER SIX-PACK'S THIRD GROOMING - 2009
THE SKRENNINGER SIX-PACK CATCHES A HERD - 2010