Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS! Each week we showcase the sweeter side of Cairns. If you have a sweet-filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR photo 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 Allie Efa joins the Col. Potter family

Foster Jessop is one California cool dude

Maggie and Sadie join the ranks of cairns on couches

Foster Mary Chilton doesn't let her missing leg cause her to miss out

Snowball ponders life's deep mysteries

Tess considers leaving her couch...but nah

Toni basks in the sun

Foster Zeb bounds in the snow


Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday Funnies

Off the Leash


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by Rupert Fawcett 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Col. Potter Training Tip: Rescue Kit


Rescue Kit

by Janeen Sharpe

How many of you carry your own rescue kit in your cars? I do. My sister started me on it many years ago. I’ve not really had to use it, but I nearly did earlier this month. I was driving on a busy road when I saw a stray dog cross the street. Luckily, drivers in many other cars saw her too. As a matter of fact, four cars pulled off the road and the drivers tried to capture the stray. It was a wonderful sight.

I always carry a first aid kit in my car, along with blankets, collapsible water bowl, and a leash. That day I did not need to use any of it, because one of the other drivers rescued the stray and was able to give her to her owner. But the situation made me think. This stray had a collar, was easy to grab, and was friendly; but other strays aren’t always captured that easily. Was I prepared to help?

I found some suggestions to be better prepared. Now I keep these items in my car:

        a phone to look up emergency vet clinics if needed
        a cardboard box to serve as a cat carrier
        a strong leash for dogs, preferably a slip leash that can also serve as a collar
        blankets, gloves, water bowls, and of course water
        some “smelly” pet food, like canned tuna or dried liver treats
        an easily accessible animal first-aid kit

When you see an animal running loose, keep in mind the safety of the dog, your own safety and the safety of others. Then proceed with caution. A frightened or injured animal is unpredictable. If you succeed in getting close enough to capture a stray, there is a chance of being scratched or bitten, so those blankets or heavy gloves may help you protect yourself.

Or, perhaps all you can do is sit safely in your car and call animal control to help.

If you decide it’s safe to move towards an animal, speak calmly and try enticing them to come to you with food. In one case, I opened my car’s back door and called to an escaped dog. He came running and jumped into my car! He was then inside and I was safely outside. The rescue group -- who he had just escaped from -- was very grateful for his quick capture.

Another time, a very loving small pup who had escaped his home was in a dangerous situation near a busy intersection. A neighbor easily captured him and brought him to me. I had my ex-pen set up and he spent the night here. In the morning, I called the city to see if we could identify the owner from his dog tags. We could. And it turns out that this wasn’t his first time escaping from his backyard.

My most unforgettable memory is of a day on a Detroit expressway. The traffic was very heavy, and a pitbull was strolling along the inside median. Much to my regret, it was too dangerous to stop because I would have caused an accident. I have never forgotten him.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS! Each week we showcase the sweeter side of Cairns. If you have a sweet-filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR photo 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.).

Charlie and Nellie Mae frolic in the snow

A warm welcome to Foster Christie Ann 

CP Garmond likes to curl up with a good book

CP Folly and CP Gareth cuddle on a couch of their own

Foster Cupid enjoys a nap

More Cairns on couches! (Dougie and MacPerry)

Elsa prefers to lounge on leather

Sunny (fna CP Halia) enjoys her Kong

Foster Kimmie models her favorite undies

Radley gets a sleek new cut

Foster Skipper Lee serenely explores the great outdoors

Foster St. Lucia is ready for someone to take care of her

Stannis is off on an adventure

Foster Zeb settles nicely in to his new home



Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday Funnies


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