This is Tweedy, my Cairn Princess. She was diagnosed with Hemolytic Anemia several years ago and almost didn't make it, but she has been happy and healthy since then (she takes medications every two to three days).
Tweedy is thirteen years old and made it past the age that our female Westie (Nessie) did. We previously thought that our Westie was more robust, but I guess we were wrong.
I was wondering if anyone out there knows how long Cairns live. I know I heard of one (see below), that lived to be about sixteen to seventeen years (and may still be alive!), but, is that the norm for this breed?