Digging for treasure!



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I think I possibly have two of most mischievous (and utterly adorable) Cairn terriers in the world! I’ve never known a breed quite like it. They’re amazing!

However, our garden is a little hazardous right now because of holes… fourteen, to be precise, on the last count. There could be more!

Cairns ball montage

Here’s just a small selection of some of the holes that grace our garden right now! To give you an idea of size and depth I’ve popped a tennis ball in the picture.

I have no idea what they’re digging for – treasure? oil? gold? Who knows! One of the holes is nearly a foot deep and about two feet long. I think it may be time to fill them in as I’ve fallen into them a few times now and my ankle didn’t like it! I daren’t jeopardise tennis.

Cairn adorable face

But when I’m greeted by a beautiful expression like this or see them lazing in the garden I struggle to get annoyed. In fact I don’t get annoyed. It’s hilarious watching them dig and dig to then bury their nose in the hole to see if there’s anything there! They’ll then surface which is often followed by huge sneeze! Love my dogs!
I recently celebrated my birthday. My family utterly spoilt me and I received some lovely gifts. However my latest pride and joy has to be my new tennis racket (thank you!) which immediately caught the interest of Misty and Bramble. It was quickly retrieved and popped safely back in its case. Had I left it there, no doubt they would have dug a hole, buried it and nothing more than the handle would be sticking out of the ground!

Cairns with a tennic racket

There have been many, many escapades over the years with my two Cairns. Some of them very funny and some quite expensive. There was the time they got into my wallet and shredded a £20 note. Thankfully they’re better trained now and we haven’t had any incidents for a while 😉 tempting fate perhaps!

Cain lazing on the grass

Where would we be without our adorable companions? I’d love to hear your pet mishaps and their mischievous endeavours. Do leave a comment below.

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with one of my favourite pictures. It takes us back to winter time when we had a light dusting of snow!

Cairns in the snow

Take care and see you soon.


Ps. I’m on twitter, perhaps tweet me a picture of your pet! I’m @mecharliebrook


  1. marie June 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie
    I love reading about your cairns they are obviously such fun! When I had my lovely Englus Setter she had a thing about library books I lost count the number of times I had to go and apologise and pay!
    she also enjoyed chewing my passport. As you say they bring such joy we forgive them (almost anything) . Keep up the good work

    Marie x

  2. Karen King June 18, 2015 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    Hello Charlie, I have just welcomed two weeks ago,my 7th Cairn into my life. Darci 11 weeks old tomorrow,is a dark brindle like your girls,full of mischief and I am besotted by her. Digging has already begun!

  3. Karen King June 19, 2015 at 6:44 am -  Reply

    Hello Charlie,
    My seventh Cairn,Darci is 11 weeks today and is already a true terrier,digging for Britain! As you say they are amazing and adorable. I am trying to type this as she is snoozing in my arms.
    Love reading about your bundles of mischief and joy!

  4. Helen June 19, 2015 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    Aww, they are so adorable. When my Cocker (also named Charlie!) was a puppy he stole my glasses off the bedside table whilst I was asleep and chewed them up, pretty much ATE them! I’m short sighted and cannot see without them so this meant a trip to the 1hr optician and a bill of over £200 to replace them! Despite the mischief they get into we still love them to bits don’t we haha xx

  5. Norma Talbert June 20, 2015 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    My Westie puppies Missy and Isa (10 months old) have to date ‘killed’ two tail-combs and one ordinary one. (all the teeth are now wavey.) At this rate I shall have to resort to using their steel ones.

  6. Teresa Frost June 20, 2015 at 10:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie, when we changed to Sky the man installed a new cable, as I went to see him out my husband shouted that it was not working! In that short space of time Darcey the Labrador had chewed through the cable, one very annoyed workman and we were left with a bill of £200 for x-Rays, luckily everything passed through ok! Love her to bits.

  7. charlie brook June 22, 2015 at 11:14 am -  Reply

    Hi Marie, lovely to hear from you. As a child we had an English Setter. She was called Molly and was amazing. She LOVED food and was always on the search!!

    Best wishes


  8. charlie brook June 22, 2015 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    Hello Karen, Darci sounds fabulous. You clearly love the breed and obviously know a great deal about them. I can’t imagine my home with out them. Happy digging!!

    All the best


  9. charlie brook June 22, 2015 at 11:18 am -  Reply

    Hello Helen, wow a £200 bill! I think that’s beaten me. But when you see those eyes and that wagging tail it’s so hard to be angry isn’t it! We love our pets don’t we!

    All the best


  10. charlie brook June 22, 2015 at 11:19 am -  Reply

    Hi Norma, my cairns have a friend which is a Westie. You have a lovely (if sometimes naughty!!) sounding character. Good luck with the comb!!

    All the best


  11. mandy jennings June 23, 2015 at 9:16 pm -  Reply

    hi charlie my cairn terrier is a bag of fun and very clever too ive always had the dark ones but my new one is red and blonde ive never seen one his colour i think thats what makes him one in a million hes called marley and soooooo cute

  12. charlie brook June 30, 2015 at 3:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Mandy, what a fabulous name. Marley. He sounds adorable! If you’re able to tweet me a picture I’d love to see him! Have lots of fun with him!

    All the best


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