(Ottawa Dog of the Week for November 7th, 2011)
“Marley is a Yorkie/Cairn Terrier and she’s a cottage girl at heart, there’s no doubt about it. The Yorkie side of Marley makes her a nervous little one so the idea of strangers, loud noises or car rides make her extremely anxious. But as soon as you say “Mar, wanna go to the cottage?”, she’s up on her hind legs jumping for joy. Nothing makes her happier than long boat cruises with her family, listening to Bob Marley or Jimmy Buffett. Getting dunked in the lake and chasing squirrels come a pretty close 2nd and 3rd though. For such a tiny dog, she really does run the place (and the neighbor’s too, actually) so after a long day of fun in the sun, we can always count on a snoring pup on someone’s lap by dinnertime.
The pic of her on the boat really captures (what I like to call) her pirate side. She HATES the car but for some reason has a love for boat rides. She’s always the first one in the boat when we go on cruises at the cottage. ” Marley’s Human, Vicky.