Ozzie update: he had the growth from his back leg surgically removed today. He was a great little patient! 😘🤕 Now, we just await the biopsy tests. He is in good spirits, except for the dreaded cone he will have to wear when Mom can't watch his every move 😫#cairnterrier#cairnlove
The cairn I erected to say I'd been there -at Corona Arch in Moab Utah. I won't lie... I did this hike more than 10 years ago but the photos remain as a beautiful reminder of that day. More to come... If you don't know what a cairn is or what it's for... here is a little wiki info: A cairn is a human-made pile (or stack) of stones.In modern times, cairns are often erected as landmarks, a use they have had since ancient times. However, since prehistory, they have also been built and used as burial monuments; for defense and hunting; for ceremonial purposes, sometimes relating to astronomy 🌝; to locate buried items, such as caches of food 🥕or objects; and to mark trails, among other purposes.
Cairns are used as trail markers in many parts of the world, in uplands, on moorland, on mountaintops 🏔, near waterways 🌊 and on sea cliffs, as well as in barren deserts and tundra. They vary in size from small stone markers to entire artificial hills, and in complexity from loose conical rock piles to delicately balanced sculptures and elaborate feats of megalithic engineering. Cairns may be painted or otherwise decorated, whether for increased visibility or for religious reasons.