As many of you already know, I have a wonderful little pup named Rigoletto who makes appearances on this website from time to time. Rigoletto is a Cairn Terrier. I absolutely love the breed – so recently I decided to get in touch with one of my favorite organizations to see if I could be of any service to them!
They are called Cairn Rescue ( www.cairnrescue.com ) – and it turned out, they did have a way in which I could help out! I was soon contacted by someone who fosters Cairn’s. Turns out she had a little fella there who was VERY camera shy. Upon reading his foster’s updates on the website, I found that his previous foster home also had troubles with photographing him. So I went over today and gave it a try!
His name is Houston (listed under Connecticut on the Cairn Rescue website) and he was rescued from a commercial breeding facility almost two years ago – and they were right! At first when I stepped outside, Houston and his foster brother were pretty excited to come over and say hello to me! But then as soon as he realized I was about to take a photo, he decided he didnt want that and started walking to the door, and tried squeezing through the small puppy door (even though it was closed).
It was a challenge, and despite him walking away from me, and turning his butt to me the whole time, I was still able to get some good photos of him!
The first photos below are of Houston hiding behind a shed (so you can see how he tried to get away from me!), and also one photo of his foster brother (who was more than happy to let me take a quick shot of him!)