Sunday, September 21, 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.).

Rocky VII - Happy Birthday!

Sweet Abbie


Ziggy fka CP Ziggyman

Mookie Wilson fka CP Messan

Casey

Foster Cove

Foster Dangela


Foster Dochas

Buzzbee
Foster Harper
Lori fka CP Laurier

Beau

Bijoux
Christian and Noah fka CP Kashtuk






Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lynch Creek Farm & Col. Potter Team Up Again!

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!  Sunday, September 21st, 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
September 21st - 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, September 19, 2014

Special Links to GoFundMe for Col. Potter!

Col. Potter rescues many dogs with serious medical needs, doing what we can to bring them back to health so they can have a brighter Forever.  Here are some of the CP Fosters currently requiring expensive treatments.  A small donation of $5 or $10 from many caring people will all add up to more healthy Cairns!
Harper
Heartworm Treatment

Kyler
Heartworm Treatment

Lovemuffin
Laser Treatment for Deep Spinal Wound

Simon Rubin Paddy
Surgery to Remove Cancerous Tumor

Skip
Surgery to Save his Vision
Sprout
Surgery to Repair Liver Shunt

Trudeau
Heartworm Treatment


There are many other ways to give to our Cairns, becoming a Foster Home or Transport Volunteer among them.  We welcome your donations to help these Rescued Cairns, and we hope you will consider becoming a Col. Potter Volunteer!


Col. Potter Needs a Few More Helping Hands!
Please Volunteer to Foster or Transport and help us Rescue every Cairn in need! 

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer! 

CP Foster Home Application form: 
http://www.cairnrescue.com/rescue/foster.htm 

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form: 
http://cairnrescue.com/rescue/transport.htm 

CPCRN Volunteer form: 
http://cairnrescue.com/rescue/volunteer.htm 

Col. Potter’s Name a Rescue Cairn Program 
http://mall.cairnrescue.com/forms/frm_namecairn.htm











Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Reflections on Retractable Leads

Keep your dogs close for safety's sake

While "A Fish Called Wanda" has some great acting and very funny moments, the story subplot where the crook is trying to knock off the elderly witness but, instead, kills her three little dogs has always bothered me.  The appearance of the flexi-lead trumpets the advent of what you know is going to be the death of the final dog.  Yes, I know the dogs were not actually hurt, and I know it's just a movie.   I know it was all played out for comedic plot advancement, but that flexi-lead sound as she distractedly walks away has stuck in my head.  It isn't funny.

The truth is that when our dogs are too far from our side, and whenever we are distracted by something else, our dogs are at risk.

Nothing bad happens most of the time, so it is easy to poo-poo advice to the contrary, but it only takes one time to have a tragic, irreversible event happen.  We end up heartbroken, but the dog is the one who has paid the price.  

I use a flexi-lead for potty time, in my securely fenced back yard.  Period.  They never go out the front door.  Ever.  Yes, the dogs like them because they can move about more naturally as they do their business, but they do not comprehend the risks.  There are amazingly dangerous things that can happen if a squirrel jumps on the fence line, or a dog three yards over starts to bark, so I have to pay 100% attention and have my finger on the stop button - which is not always reliable.

Please, think about the real potential dangers before you clip on a flexi lead.

Consider using a good, secure harness and a sturdy five-foot lead whenever you are out and about with your Cairn.  Leave your cell phone in your pocket, and focus on your dog.  Walking with the best equipment, i.e., the most secure lead and harness, is a Great opportunity to do some relationship building with your Cairn, and it is your best bet to ensure that you and your dog will arrive home safely and in a happy mood.

This is played for laughs, but offers some important lessons

Here is an actual near-death accident caused by a flexi-lead and a distracted owner:



Before you get a Retractable Leash 
Cross posted from Columbia Animal Hospital October, 2013



Last week, one of our good clients found out first hand the danger of retractable leashes. She called about her little dog being attacked while on a walk. We made the appointment and found that except for some bruises and painful areas, her dog would be fine. The injury to our client was worse. You see, she had her dog on a retractable leash and when the attack happened, her dog was too far away from her to "reel" him in fast enough and she instinctively grabbed the cord with her hand. The rope quite effectively "sawed" through her finger, nearly down to the tendons.

We understand that retractable leashes are popular because "the pets love it" but for the most control and safety of our patients & clients we recommend a regular 6 foot nylon or leather leash. You will have more control because your pet is closer to you and if you have to grab the leash you will not have this kind of injury. Also, if necessary, you can put the loop of the leash on your wrist and have 2 hands free to assist you or your pet.

If you have a retractable leash for your pet, please reconsider when there is even the smallest chance that your pet may encounter danger and you need both hands available for rescue.


Wednesday, September 17, 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 Zander for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesdays with Tabasco!

Contributed by CP Tabasco in LA

CP Tabasco Available for Adoption in LA

Want to play?!!!


Tabasco here – still waiting! 

Did you see the Aurora Borealis this week???  Me neither!  Well, I saw it on the news, but certainly not down here in LA!  Foster Mom said that I was all the brightness and color anyone needed, so I guess I don’t feel too bad.  You know, if you put in your application to adopt me, you wouldn’t have to look to the Northern skies anymore either to brighten up your life!

See!  I’ll put the link right here again to make it easy:


Can you Sit?

I can!  Especially if Foster Mom has a great Treat in her hand!  I can Sit, I can Down, I can Stand...  Anything you want!  Take a look and see what you think:



Check Out my Intake Story:

Check Out my 1st Tuesdays with Tabasco:

Check Out my Matilda’s Journey Story:





Sunday, September 14, 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.).


Sweet Sonny Boy
Foster ShaSha
Dougie
Ty after ACL Surgery - Feel Better Soon!
Baby D and Sophie
Finian, Brodie, and Nessie fka CP Barter
Foster Baby Jake
Foster Keeva
LB
WaterSpirits
Sweet Miss Divinity
Fife







Friday, September 12, 2014

Col. Potter Special Links to GoFundMe!

Col. Potter rescues many dogs with serious medical needs, doing what we can to bring them back to health so they can have a brighter Forever.  Here are some of the CP Fosters currently requiring expensive treatments.  A small donation of $5 or $10 from many caring people will all add up to more healthy Cairns!
 
Harper
Heartworm Treatment

Kyler
Heartworm Treatment

Laurier
Heartworm Treatment
Lovemuffin
Laser Treatment for Deep Spinal Wound

Simon Rubin Paddy
Surgery to Remove Cancerous Tumor

Skip
Surgery to Save his Vision
Sprout
Surgery to Repair Liver Shunt

Trudeau
Heartworm Treatment


There are many other ways to give to our Cairns, becoming a Foster Home or Transport Volunteer among them.  We welcome your donations to help these Rescued Cairns, and we hope you will consider becoming a Col. Potter Volunteer!


Col. Potter Needs a Few More Helping Hands!
Please Volunteer to Foster or Transport and help us Rescue every Cairn in need! 

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer! 

CP Foster Home Application form: 
http://www.cairnrescue.com/rescue/foster.htm 

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form: 
http://cairnrescue.com/rescue/transport.htm 

CPCRN Volunteer form: 
http://cairnrescue.com/rescue/volunteer.htm 

Col. Potter’s Name a Rescue Cairn Program 
http://mall.cairnrescue.com/forms/frm_namecairn.htm