Friday, November 28, 2014

Lynch Creek Farm Delivers Holiday Joy!

Please Feel Free to Cross Post!

Lynch Creek Farm is pleased to partner with Col. Potter again to bring you a special Fundraiser Campaign Col.Potter Cairn Rescue Network Giving Green!  Now through Sunday, December 14th, you can order any beautiful, high quality wreath, centerpiece, or other decorative item for the Holidays, as a Gift, or for your own home, and Lynch Creek Farm will donate a 20% of your purchase to Col. Potter to help save another Cairn in need!  You can order now for December delivery, easy as 1.2.3!  Not ready to shop?  You can make a straight-up donation via the Lynch Creek Farm campaign and 100% of all donations will go to the Cairns!  100%!!!  A fantastic opportunity to donate or to give a gift that gives twice!

Lynch Creek Farm Presents
Now - December 14th
20% of all proceeds and 100% of all donations
during this time will be sent to

Check Out the Results of Our 
2013 Lynch Creek Farm Giving Green Campaign

LB was rescued by Col. Potter last year and had a severely damaged leg which may have cost his leg, or his life.  Through Col. Potter's Giving Green Lynch Creek Farm Campaign, we raised all of the money needed to give LB the delicate surgery needed and the physical therapy.  A year ago, he couldn't walk, but thanks to the great generosity of so many people, LD can now zoom around the yard with ease!  That's Giving Green!



Please Feel Free to Cross Post!

 

 

Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Abbie and Gem Give Thanks!

Wishing Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
CP Gem & Abbie (CP American)

Abbie and Gem wanted to invite you once again to read their 2013 Thanksgiving Greeting and to watch a special video they inspired which features All of the Col. Potter Fosters who were looking for a Forever Home last Thanksgiving.  Most of them found their Forever Homes, and they are so very thankful for that!   

This Thanksgiving Abbie and Gem are Foster siblings to a new little CP Rescued Cairn, Australia aka "Aussie", and they are thankful for the great opportunity to make a difference in this precious girl's life - with a little help from Mom and Dad!

Thank You for all  you do to help Cairns in Need!



Abbie & Gem Give Thanks!


CPCRN is an all volunteer Rescue, saving Cairns, one dog at a time.  Please adopt, volunteer, or donate so we can help more Cairns enjoy Freedom and perhaps a special romp in the snow! 

Col. Potter Needs a Few More Foster Siblings! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us help give a new start to every Cairn in need!
 
Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer! 
 
CP Foster Home Application form: 
 
CP Transport Volunteer Driver form: 


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

March of the Snow Cairns!


The Holiday Season is Here!


Thanksgiving is fast upon us, then Black Friday, then Cyber Monday, and what better to get us in the mood for this Winter Holiday Season than a charming array of Former Fosters and Friends, demonstrating the joys of being a Cairn in the fresh fallen snow?

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN) proudly showcases some of our Volunteers' Cairns, along with many former CP Foster Cairns, enjoying Freedom in the Snow!  May it put a smile on your face and lift your spirits!  We hope you enjoy this charming video!



or follow this link to enjoy the March of the Snow Cairns

CPCRN is an all volunteer Rescue, saving Cairns, one dog at a time.  Please adopt, volunteer, or donate so we can help more Cairns enjoy Freedom and perhaps a special romp in the snow! 


Col. Potter Needs a Few More Starter Homes! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us help give a new start to every Cairn in need!
 
Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer! 
 
CP Foster Home Application form: 
 
CP Transport Volunteer Driver form: 



Wacky Wednesday!

Wednesday is the day to be WACKY! Each week we will showcase a terrierific cairn picture with an appropriate caption. If you have a terrierific cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture and caption for an upcoming "Wacky Wednesday" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com! All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or out reach purposes.

 A big shout out to Edith Anne and TW, our Wacky Wednesday models this week!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Enjoy Thanksgiving and Keep Your Pets Safe!
The Wellness Blog

The holiday season is upon us!  Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together and give thanks for what we have.  Today pets are a significant part of our families and are included in the celebration.  If you are like us, the Thanksgiving feast is one that you look forward to all year long. While we may be able to throw caution to the wind once a year, we must be careful of what our pets receive on that day.  Both dogs and cats are not used to some of the indulgences of the day and can have serious problems.

Here are 10 things to consider to keep your pet healthy and happy on Thanksgiving.

1. Many of the traditional foods contain large amounts of fat which should be avoided. Gravy, turkey skin, the drippings from the turkey pan and other foods should be avoided. Excess fat can create problems with the pancreas and further aggravate an already overweight animal.

2. Pancreatitis is a very painful condition most commonly brought on by an excessively large meal or a meal with increased amounts of fat (there are other causes, but during the holiday season this is the most common cause). It stimulates the pancreas to produce large amounts of the enzymes needed to digest the nutrients. If there are increased amounts in the pancreas, sometimes these enzymes can’t get out of the pancreas fast enough and begin to actually break down the wall of the ducts and leak into the abdomen. This can cause vomiting diarrhea, restlessness, weakness, discomfort and can even be life threatening.

3. Bones should be avoided at all cost, especially the bones of birds as they are hollow and can break into very sharp pieces which will wreak havoc with the digestive tract.

4. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate should be avoided as there is a toxin, theobromine in all chocolate.

5. When it comes to our beloved family pets, the key word is moderation. Be careful that everyone is not slipping the pets a few tidbits from the table. Set the rules early on for who feeds the pets and when.

6. Watch out for dropped food, especially by our younger family members.

7. Make sure all garbage is secure and not left to tempt a pet when we aren’t looking. Cats and even some dogs can easily get on counter tops when we are enjoying our meal in another room.

8. Pets are also attracted to aluminum foil, wax paper and plastic wrap that has been used to cover foods. These items can cause digestive issues and even obstruction.

9. Some pets become nervous with all the excitement and may need a quiet refuge away from all the noise and excitement.

10. If you have a large family and there will be lots of doors to the outside opened and closed, be careful that there are no escapes into the wild that could ruin the day.

Thanksgiving is a great day full of great food and companionship. Make it the same for the pets in your family by planning ahead for a Thanksgiving turkey meal your pet will love. 



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS!  Each week we will showcase the sweeter side of Cairns.  If you have a sweet filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture for an upcoming "Sunday Sweets!" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com (All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.).

 Happy Thanksgiving!

Tess


Sonny Boy!


Molly fka CP Myra

Bella fka CP Esther and Benny fka CP Smiley


Tess, Chance, and Beverly


Arrow


Corkie and Friend


Bailey Mae and Jasper


Foster Belgium


Foster Australia


Foster Firth

Zac fka CP Zodiac


Foster Trip


Foster Tyke

Sadie Jo and SkyLa


Eraser and Odie

Ernie!





Friday, November 21, 2014

Have You Seen the Lynch Creek Farm Wreathes?

Please Feel Free to Cross Post!

Lynch Creek Farm is pleased to partner with Col. Potter again to bring you a special Fundraiser Campaign Col.Potter Cairn Rescue Network Giving Green!  Now through Sunday, December 14th, you can order any beautiful, high quality wreath, centerpiece, or other decorative item for the Holidays, as a Gift, or for your own home, and Lynch Creek Farm will donate a 20% of your purchase to Col. Potter to help save another Cairn in need!  You can order now for December delivery, easy as 1.2.3!  Not ready to shop?  You can make a straight-up donation via the Lynch Creek Farm campaign and 100% of all donations will go to the Cairns!  100%!!!  A fantastic opportunity to donate or to give a gift that gives twice!

Lynch Creek Farm Presents
Now - December 14th
20% of all proceeds and 100% of all donations
during this time will be sent to

Check Out the Results of Our 
2013 Lynch Creek Farm Giving Green Campaign

LB was rescued by Col. Potter last year and had a severely damaged leg which may have cost his leg, or his life.  Through Col. Potter's Giving Green Lynch Creek Farm Campaign, we raised all of the money needed to give LB the delicate surgery needed and the physical therapy.  A year ago, he couldn't walk, but thanks to the great generosity of so many people, LD can now zoom around the yard with ease!  That's Giving Green!



Please Feel Free to Cross Post!

 

 

Friday Funnies!

Raising Duncan

by Chris Browne

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Crate Training Essentials for Your New Cairn

Contributed by a Col. Potter Volunteer

When life is a little stressful, it’s nice to have a place to call Home!

Are you thinking about adding a new Rescued Cairn to your family?  There are many things to consider, and lots of planning to do.  You can expect to get many great tips to help you integrate your New Cairn into your home, so it is good to know that some of this advice will also will apply to your current resident dogs.  Learning to use a crate effectively is a great example.

Crate Training Essentials

Your new dog has been Crate Trained, and is accustomed to sleeping in his or her crate.  He or she is also accustomed to spending some "down time" relaxing in the crate.  This is a practice that we HIGHLY recommend you continue.  Crate training is definitely NOT "cruel" as many people believe.  Numerous studies have shown that, contrary to being cruel to dogs, it's compassionate and caring.  Canines are, by nature, pack and den animals.  They feel safe and secure when they have their own den-like containment area.  A cage/crate serves as such.  Maintaining a positive pattern of regular, daily crate time will serve you well and will provide your new Cairn a safe and familiar place of his or her own.

Another helpful hint is that we often give the new dog too much attention at first in an attempt to make him or her feel welcomed, secure, and loved.  Please be aware that your new Rescued Cairn will be on emotional and physical overload for at least a couple of weeks.  Give them time and space to "decompress."  To become familiar with and comfortable in your home and with your family, on his or her terms.


A wire crate lets your Cairn feel like part of the activity
in the room, and a sheet or blanket can be draped over it
to give a more den-like feel when a more quiet time is desired.

Keep in mind that your little one has experienced at least TWO major disruptions in life already: being rescued from whatever his or her original environment was, then leaving the safety of the Foster Home to become your adopted dog.  Just think about your new Cairn’s story and imagine yourself in the same situation… Changes – even for the better – can be very stressful.  It's no wonder they experience a bit of overload.  Quiet time in the crate will help your Rescued Cairn adjust more easily - and more quickly.

Crate him or her at night and while you are away to help him or her feel secure.  Also, give him or her "time outs" in the crate whenever you sense the beginning of a little over stimulation or overloaded.  Sometimes everyone - human and canine - needs a chance to catch their breath.

Take it Easy and You’ll Get it Right!

Basically, TAKE IT EASY with your new Cairn!  We recommend that you not take the new dog into a lot of new situations right at first.  Many mistakes are made because the new adoptive home is so excited about their dog that they want to share their new little one with all their friends and family.  This new dog has NO CLUE that the adoptive family is their new family, nor will they have a clue who these new people are - especially new people who have dogs.  Give your New Cairn time to adjust to you, your immediate family, and your home before taking him out to visit friends or relatives.  If your friends and family cannot wait to meet your new family member, please introduce them to him or her slowly and allow time to adjust and welcome each member one at a time.  A large number of unfamiliar humans descending on a newly adopted Cairn has the potential to be overwhelming and can cause them to react in a negative way.

You cannot go too slowly...  but you can move too quickly by exposing your new adoptee to too many new people, places, sights, sounds and smells at first.  Be sure to use the crate wisely to give your new Cairn time to relax a few times each day, always making it a gentle, positive experience going in and coming back out.  Little bits of cheese in your hand help in any crating exercise, and it will reinforce the absolute goodness of your hands!

Good luck! And thank you again for opening your heart and home to a rescued Cairn!

Rescuing one Cairn will not change the world,
but it will surely change the world for that one Rescued Cairn


Read More About It:

It’s Always Best to Start at the Beginning!

I’m Not Sure we’ve been Properly Introduced!

Toto: The Other Side of the Story!

And the Oscar goes to…


Col. Potter Needs a Few More Beginnings! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us help give a new start to every Cairn in need!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:

Col. Potter’s Name a Rescue Cairn Program








Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wacky Wednesday!

Wednesday is the day to be WACKY! Each week we will showcase a terrierific cairn picture with an appropriate caption. If you have a terrierific cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture and caption for an upcoming "Wacky Wednesday" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com! All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or out reach purposes.

 A big shout out to Tess, our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Skip-ping Tuesdays!

Contributed by CP Skip in CA

CP Skip is No Longer Available for Adoption in CA!!!


Do I look Content?  Well I am!! 

I'll be going Home soon!!!

That's right!  I looked and looked so long, and then suddenly they were right there!  Very soon, I will be getting on a big plane and flying off to my Own New Home!  I love my Foster Mom so much, but I am really excited to get my very own family - kids and everything!

OK!  Let's help my friend Fritter now!   He's waiting over in South Carolina... 
 

Here’s the Link so you can Apply to Adopt him!

Wouldn't you just love to look here next week and see that Fritter has his own home too?  It could happen - especially if you can help!

Are you Thankful?

I am!  I'm so thankful for my Foster Mom and all my toys.  I'm thankful to know Love and kindness, and I'm thankful for a new beginning!  Take a look and let me know what you think…








Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS!  Each week we will showcase the sweeter side of Cairns.  If you have a sweet filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR picture for an upcoming "Sunday Sweets!" send it to us at cpcrnblog@gmail.com (All photo submissions become the property of CPCRN and may be used for fundraising, promotion and/or outreach purposes.).

Foster Tracey
Foster Katelyn

Skye La

Foster Josie V

Simon and Zoe

Foster Glacier

Georgia Sunshine

Buzzbee

George

Juneau fka CP Joanne

Livie and Twinkle