Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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 outreach purposes.

 A big shout out to Kayla and Sadie for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cairn o lantern!

Contributed by a CP Volunteer



We just wanted to share this clever cairn pumpkin carving on the eve of Halloween. We hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

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.)

Baci

Beau

Wrigley Mars

Gustav

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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 outreach purposes.

 A big shout out to Rocky for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Welcome Smuckers to the CP family!


Everyone has seen the Smuckers jam commercials! "With a name like Smuckers, it's gotta be good". Recently " Well, today was a particularly "good" day for this 8 yr old cairn boy. Every rescue is a happy event for the Col. Potter family. Smuckers' rescue was particularly good as his life was literally saved yesterday. Col. Potter only learned that Smuckers was at risk early yesterday afternoon. After a quick call to the shelter, Smuckers fate was discovered and Col. Potter promptly turned those plans around. This morning, Smuckers trotted out with a smile on his face and his tail wagging to meet his rescuer."

 A big thank you to Kathy H. for rushing out this morning to welcome this very happy boy into the Col. Potter family!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

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.)

 Gem

 Sarut

 Wrigley Mars


Tucker


Zander, Bea and Neha

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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 outreach purposes.

 A big shout out to Niles for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Monday, October 15, 2012

It's time to order your 2013 Col. Potter Calendar!

Don't forget everyone, the Col. Potter 2013 calendar is available now. It has almost 500 pictures of Cairns in it as well as lots of good information, etc. Take a look then buy a few. They make great gifts, stocking stuffers, etc.



Just follow this link to order your calendars today! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

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.)

Blaiser

Geordi

Vana

Gustav

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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 outreach purposes.

 A big shout out to Sadie for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Monday, October 8, 2012

How to keep your dog happy

Contributed by a CP Volunteer


Zander, Bea and Neha

Do you know what a bored dog looks like? They're likely pacing or panting, or maybe even be drooling and whining. But more often than not, you don't know that your dog is bored until you've left them alone for awhile. That's when you come home to all kinds of things like shredded rolls of toilet paper and gnawed shoes.

 Most of my staff has stories about destruction caused by bored dogs. In fact, one of my staff has a dog who chewed clear through a door! WOW...now that's a sign you can't ignore! Bored dogs are unhappy. But more than that, bored dogs often use their energy in less than desirable ways. Think of it this way: if YOU were left all alone with nothing to do, how happy would you be? Providing your dog with toys is a valuable way to keep them happy and stimulated. When dogs are presented with a challenge or a puzzle, they are often less likely to bark or chew inappropriately.

Dogs who have something to keep them busy are typically more enjoyable to be around, happier, and healthier in general. And no matter how sweet your dog is, we can all use a little help with behavioral issues sometimes. Here are some ways you can challenge your dog and give their day a boost:

 1. Play more often. When you tire your dog out they'll have less energy to burn in less desirable ways. It sounds simple, but if your schedule doesn't include daily playtime for your dog, try adding it in.

 2. Find a game your dog loves. Dogs are like humans: they have their own favorites, likes, and dislikes. Not all dogs like the same games and toys. Try experimenting to see what gets them excited and playing.

 3. Challenge them with a toy. If regular balls and bones aren't enough to keep your dog out of trouble, consider giving them a puzzle toy. While many toys are great for keeping dogs busy, sometimes your pup needs a little more stimulation or challenge. These can include toys that work like puzzles, float, or randomly dispense treats.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

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.)

 Christy

 Gigi

Smudge

Tucker

Friday, October 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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 outreach purposes.

 A big shout out to Gigi and Bunny for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week!

Monday, October 1, 2012

SAVE A LIFE AND BECOME A FOSTER HOME

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network has reached a critical shortage of foster homes which will immediately start to impact the Cairns we are desperately trying to help! Intakes is literally having to beg foster homes to take a foster and there are virtually NO available foster homes.

 In years past, we were rescuing almost double the amount of Cairns that we are helping today and were able to have foster homes available for these Cairns. I'm not sure what has happened to deplete our foster home availability, but we need to determine exactly who are still viable foster homes and available to help the Cairns that so desperately need help.

 As of right now, Intakes is virtually at a standstill and will not be able to bring in any future Cairns until the foster home situation resolves itself. We also are "burning out" our "regular" foster homes who always seem to be ready and receptive to the next foster the minute one leaves, or even double or triple up just so a little Cairn doesn't die. But, we can't continue to overburden these foster homes either. 

BOTTOM LINE: WE NEED MORE FOSTER HOMES! WE NEED YOU! If you have adopted from CP, if you love Cairns, if you have room in your heart and your home for one more crate, one more food dish, PLEASE CONSIDER APPLYING TO BECOME A FOSTER HOME!! 

The link to the foster home application can be found by clicking here. The need is great, but the reward is PRICELESS!