Saturday, March 13, 2010

Where there's a will, there's a way

Written by CP's VP of Intakes

We all know how strong willed Cairns are; their will to survive, their will to dominate, their will to get their way and their will to win our hearts. Sometimes they have to be even more strong willed than even we can imagine.

This little boy definitely has the will to survive after running loose for several weeks, having found his way with another dog to the home of a kind woman who had been providing food and water for them. They would sleep in her barn during the night and then roam during the day. The last couple of weeks, the second dog, a wheaten color, had not been coming, so this little boy had been snuggling with the barn cats at night.

The woman had been looking for help and finally contacted a local Wheaten Terrier rescue in her state. Friday night they managed to get the little dog contained in the barn and Saturday the Wheaten rescue arrived to pick-up what they believed to be a Wheaten Terrier. Imagine their surprise when they looked in the crate and discovered a little black brindle Cairn!

Where there's a will, there's a way ...the Wheaten rescue was not about to leave him there knowing what could happen to him. They have worked with Col. Potter in the past and were hoping we would be able to help this little guy. I received the message from Wheaten Rescue at 3:03 PM yesterday and by 4:19 PM, we had arrangements made for a volunteer to meet the Wheaten rescue this morning and then drive to meet another volunteer. I'll be on the phone with our vet in first thing tomorrow to let them know this little boy will be coming to stay with them this week.

And now, I'm pleased to introduce Wilton, estimated to be approximately 2 years old, sweet, friendly and adorable! Where there's a will, there's a way ... I'm so happy Wilton had the will to survive and I know he will win our hearts!

Please vote once a day for Col. Potter in the Animal Rescue Site's "Shelter Challenge"! Search for Col. Potter in Medina, OH. Feel free to cross-post and please pass this on to your friends and neighbors!

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