Thomson's Angus Magee was born on April 21, 1981. This was an auspicious date since my little Cairn Terrier shared it with his grandma Jo'Anna. Angus was the happiest of dogs (although he never really realized he was a "dog")loving walks, car rides and time with his family.|
Angus loved car rides and playing fetch with his stuffed animals. He had about 20 toys in his box at any given time and knew each and every one of them by name. If you told him to get a particular toy he came back with that toy. He also had the "patience of Job". If he wanted you to play and you didn't he would patiently sit there for hours with the toy just starring at you - he knew he could break anyone down!
At the age of 6 he was diagnosed as a primary diabetic. Since his mom is a nurse this was no problem at all. He was so trusting, would put his little paw out when it was time to take his blood sugars and never wince when he got a shot. He had no side effects from the diabetes throughout the rest of his life.
Angus loved the cold so I got him a snowsuit one year so he could continue to play outside in the winter. Found some deerskin boots that were on suspenders and would put them on under the snowsuit. Add the hat and scarf and he was ready for an afternoon's romp in the yard. Cousin Kathy's collie Shy thought Angus' scarf was a chew toy once and tried to lift it while Angus was still in the thing. Now that was a sight to see!
Angus was precious, loving and so trusting. At ten short years of age he lost his life to intestinal cancer. Neighbors in the area had used lawn services which sprayed chemicals. It was found out shortly after his passing that these particular chemicals caused a rapid growth cancer in dogs and cats with 1-2 exposures. It was removed from the market, but not before my precious angel lost his life.
He sits in Heaven with his kitty siblings Ti, Pooh, and Maxie, doggy siblings Diarmid and Alexander, cousins MacGregor, Merlin, Georgie, Sylvia, Jake, Sam, Kyle, Khola, Sylvia, Shy, Cinder, Star, Peach, Belle and and all his friends. There they all wait until we are once again reuinted.
When you left I couldn't get another Cairn, so Westies Diarmid and then Alexander came to call it home with us. When Diarmid joined you decided it was time for another Cairn and MacTavish came to be a baby brother to Alexander who missed Diarmid so. MacTavish looked like your puppy pictures - just a bit darker - as a baby. Now, he's just like MacGregor with a red tint. I know you are sending him messages of what to do in the household! He has your loving personality, he has learned to listen like you. He is stubborn (a terrier trait) but will do what is told. Unlike you it took him a couple years to catch on. You were that way from the start. He now has your ability to listen, have patience galore and love everyone.
Until that day my precious boy... Mom loves you!