Friday, September 24, 2010

What's Twice as Nice? Tice!

Written by a CP Intakes volunteer

This time of year there's a bounty of fresh produce. Picture a nice sunny day. You decide to drive out to the country to find some fresh corn at a farmer's stand. Ah - there it is, you can almost taste the sweet corn! As you're paying the farmer you notice a young dog running around the property. Wait - it's a CAIRN! The dog has some missing fur and seems itchy. Being an animal lover you ask the farmer "Is the dog for sale?" Done deal. You head home with fresh corn and a rescued dog. What could be nicer??

Such is the story of Tice, a 2 year old wheaten boy who is now an official Col. Potter kid. The rescuer had an affiliation with a group that could help Tice find his way to Col. Potter. Tice was missing fur due to a flea allergy. His caretakers helped get him on the road to recovery and a new life. Tice is quite the boy at 20 pounds and all muscle. He is very polite knowing how to shake paws! He doesn't know a stranger - human or animal. Although Tice is a young boy and enjoys the antics of a typical teenage cairn, he's a pretty mellow fellow. During his transport he fell asleep in his crate, on his back with all four legs up in the air! Soon he was snoring. Not a care in the world for this happy go lucky kid.

This is the time of year a lot of cairns out on the 'farm' are needing to find refuge in rescue. Not all cairns are as lucky as Tice to have a guardian angel just happen to come along - all because of a craving for fresh corn. For just a little more than the cost of a dozen ears of corn, Tice's life changed forever. All donations, large and small, mean a world of difference in the life of a cairn. It's because of you that a sweet boy like Tice can be a Col. Potter kid.

Please welcome the twice as nice kid, Tice!!

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