Friday, November 30, 2012

Senior Moments with Tink: An Adopted Senior Foster!



Contributed by a CP Volunteer

Let’s shine the light a bit brighter on Tink and her Senior CP Foster Cousins! 
   
Tink, fka CP’s Lebkuchen, celebrates her 19th year! 

The Lovely Lady Tink is Not available for adoption, but she has many Senior Cairn cousins currently in Col. Potter Foster Care, who may be right for you!  Lebkuchen was the eldest member of CP’s Holiday Confections, the dozen Cairns rescued in late November, 2008, and she was barely settled into her Foster Home when her Adoptive Mom put in her application and brought her home!  Rescued and Adopted into a loving home after 15 years at a commercial breeding facility Lebkuchen, aka Lovely Lady, nka Tink might be said to be a Lucky Lady, but her Mom believes it is the other way around!  Says Mom, “She is so much more than I could have wished for!  Yes, she has her faults, but I would never trade her for the world!”

And now she is celebrating her 19th year, with special Thanksgiving for the last four!

November 29, 2008, Lebkuchen

You see, Tink came into the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN) with a group of eleven others who were released by a commercial breeding facility.  Unfortunately, many animals at commercial breeding facilities do not receive the same good nutrition, veterinary care and loving affection that they would as pets and companion animals.  She had dry eye when she came into CP and the top of one ear was missing.

Tink was extremely shy and fearful when she was first adopted, but her Forever Mom gave her all the love and consideration she needed to adjust to a life of freedom.  “Now she rules the house and the rest of the herd respects her and defers to her,” Mom says.  “She spends her days on a special doggie bed, supposedly supervising the goings on in the house.  She loves to empty the water bowl on the back porch in the Summer, treating it as her personal swimming pool!  She has adapted extremely well, and I have no fear of taking her with me.  She is a total sweetheart, and I have never, ever, regretted adopting her!” 

Summer, 2012, Tink is ready to turn heads! 

We wanted to tell you Tink’s story because we have had the privilege of rescuing many older Cairns, and we want you to know how much love and companionship they have to give when someone finds it in their heart to offer one of these Senior Cairns a loving Forever Home!

No, perhaps they will not want to play ball or jump around frantically whenever they see a squirrel, but they are loyal, and they do cuddle very nicely on the sofa or bed, and they are always ready to listen to your thoughts, happy or sad, or to simply keep you company while you read a book or take a nap.  With their eyes, they tell you how they feel, and in their eyes, you feel like the whole world.

If you have time plus some room in your heart and home, one of our wonderful Seniors is ready for you, and they will return your Love and Devotion every day, but if you are not ready to adopt, perhaps you could Volunteer and help in our rescue efforts?  Without our dedicated volunteers who are ready to pick up and transport into Foster Care the needy Cairns, wherever they are, who very often are facing a life or death situation, we would never have saved Tink and the other Holiday Confections.  In fact, the volunteers who rescued this group also saved a group of 20 Bassett Hounds who were at the same breeding facility!  Every volunteer counts…




 

Friday's Funnies

Off the Leash

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Hearty Welcome for Nikita!



Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Nikita, 7 year old Wheaten female

Please welcome our newest little girl to CP!  She's an owner surrender who's Mom was working too many hours and did not have the much needed time to spend with her.  She seems to be really sweet and loves attention, however she does not like the vet's office!  She is having her spa day and will be moving in with her Foster Mom on Saturday.  

Let's all please give Nikita a warm welcome as she starts a new and wonderful journey in her life!

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WackyWednesday!


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 Gem for being the Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Please Give a Warm Welcome to Addy!



Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Addy, a 5 year old Wheaten sweetheart

Please welcome Addy to the CP family!  She came to us from a small, all-breed rescue because she was a little too active for their non-cairn experienced foster home.  She’s been bounced around a lot for a 5 year old little girl.  Her first home purchased her as a puppy from a pet store and by the time she was 8 months old she was with a rescue group.  After several months she was adopted and lived with her family for 3 years until they dropped her off at a shelter because they were moving out of the country.  The rescue group that had her earlier found her at the shelter and took her back into their rescue.

She just arrived at her CP foster home and is hoping this time around she will finally find that forever family that she deserves.


Monday, November 26, 2012

A Big Thanksgiving Welcome for Brador!



Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

 Brador, a handsome 7 year old Wheaton boy

Introducing Brador, a beautiful Wheaten boy, 7 years old, and a good 17 lbs. of solid love!  There's a bit of mystery about him -- his latest owner only had him for two months, and we don't know why his owner before that had to give him up.  But the latest said that he seemed sad, and was not very playful and didn't seem to like it where he was.  And he was a "picky eater."!!?    Ooooookay...  So Col. Potter was called in!

Getting Brador into the arms of Col. Potter proved to be a real challenge because of very unforgiving geography.  This little guy came from a fairly remote area without recourse to many volunteers at all.  And for that reason, I would especially like to thank Jennifer T. for stepping forward, not once, but twice, driving over 9 hours in two trips to get this worthy little cairn where he needed to be.  Like so many others here, she's got the stuff that volunteers are made of!

Well, since Jennifer picked him up, not-so-sad Brador has been wagging his tail and having a good time with all the attention he's getting.  He's now snuggled into his foster home and will soon be ready to share his happy life with somebody new.  By the way, Brador's birthday was Nov. 21st -- so let's welcome him to Col. Potter with Thanksgiving and some hearty Birthday Wishes!


Sunday, November 25, 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.)


Paddy

 Brodie


Roland

Kipper and Keegan

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Written by a CP Blog Volunteer

Quote: “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” W.J. Cameron


On this Thanksgiving Day, as we gather with our families and friends to celebrate our blessings, we pause to remember those who are not so fortunate. Many of us volunteer or contribute to assist those people who do not have a warm home where food and friends are plentiful. We make it a point to take a break in our busy lives to name what we are thankful for and who we are thankful to. It is a special day with a unique purpose.

Col. Potter thanks all of the tireless volunteers who have given their time, talent and treasure to actively promote the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of cairn terriers. In these difficult economic times, Col. Potter continues to rescue cairns, and volunteers continue to foster and support these efforts.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from Col. Potter. You are the hope and salvation of our rescued cairns.

Wednesday, November 21, 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 Palwaukee for being the Wacky Wednesday model this week! Mighty fine duck ya got there Pal! There are turkeys out there too you know!

(from our 2009 CP archives)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The March of the Snow Cairns!



Contributed by a CP Volunteer


Thanksgiving is fast upon us, then Black Friday, then Cyber Monday, and what better to get us in the mood for this Winter Holiday Season than a charming array of Former Fosters and Friends, demonstrating the joys of being a Cairn in the fresh fallen snow?

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN) proudly showcases some of our Volunteers' Cairns, along with many former CP Foster Cairns, enjoying Freedom in the Snow!  May it put a smile on your face and lift your spirits! We hope you enjoy this video.






or follow this link to enjoy the March of the Snow Cairns

CPCRN is an all volunteer Rescue, saving Cairns, one dog at a time.  Please adopt, volunteer, or donate so we can help more Cairns enjoy Freedom and perhaps a special romp in the snow! 




Sunday, November 18, 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.)

 Lucy

 Merryn and Gilly

Gustav

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday's Foster - Take a Look at Defi!

Contributed by a CP Volunteer

Let’s shine the light a bit brighter on this spunky little lady in Texas! 



Do you still need some help keeping that resolution to get out and walk more?  Well, Miss Defi is a great walking companion, and fitness coach, taking each stride with purpose, as though she had a mission to complete!  



 This sweet little girl has worked hard to lose a few pounds, putting new spring in her step that belies her 12.6 years of age!  She may be the oldest Foster currently in Foster Care with Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN), but don’t tell her that!  One look at her little video portraits and you will have no doubt our little Defi is full of life!  




Back in 2011, Defi had the sad misfortune of losing her elderly parents.  Someone took her in, but they didn’t understand the Cairn personality, so she was brought to a shelter.  There, they examined her carefully and it was determined that she was heartworm positive, which would have been bad enough by itself, but it put her at additional risk. 



You see, shelters do not make sick dogs available for adoption, and they don’t treat them either.  This sad little girl’s days were numbered, but CPCRN stepped in and took her into Foster Care, making sure she had the lengthy and expensive treatment to rid her of this terrible illness, and now she is certified to be 100% heartworm free! 


 Defi is a real cuddle bunny, but she also loves to exercise her Cairn instincts, barking at the ducks and the rabbits, and whatever else runs wild in the neighborhood - but most especially dancing and barking for dinner! 



A very special little girl, defying the odds as she overcame so many obstacles, Defi is 100% ready to cuddle in your arms and help you to overcome any emptiness you may have in your heart and home!

Won't you consider letting her share her golden years with you?

You can learn more about her by following this link.  She is currently being fostered in Texas but transport solutions are available to get her to you!

Friday's Funnies!

by Mark Parisi


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mary Ellen Survives the Storm!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator


 Mary Ellen, Estimated 9 – 10 years old

Americans have heard about the damage inflicted on the East coast by Hurricane Sandy.  We have heard about people without electricity, food and water.  Unfortunately, this storm affected both man and beast as many animals were separated from their owners.   

Some of these pets were taken to animal shelters to await reclaim by their owners.  Many already crowded animal shelters experienced a huge influx of animals, despite the fact that they were operating with little or no electricity.  It was in this environment that one sweet senior Cairn girl was discovered.  Happily, CP was able to assist.  This little girl was named after a long-time CP volunteer that also endured the difficulties of Hurricane Sandy.  

Please welcome Mary Ellen to the CP family!

A big Thank You to Chris C. for driving through the Nor'easter to ensure that this girl was rescued promptly!
 

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again!



Contributed by CP's VP of Intakes


 Fuji:  4 year old Wheaten Male


 Braeburn:  7 year old black Brindle Male


 Honeycrisp:  7 year old black Brindle Female


 Winesap:  7- 8 year old red Wheaten Female

No denying the recent days have not been very kind to many within our CP family.  We continue to worry about those who were in Sandy's path and wish we could help those that have sustained damage and hardship as a result of this monster storm.  In addition, we have lost our dear little Marachino who is now running with the angels.  So much sadness and heartbreak...

But, through all of this, the important rescue work of Col. Potter carries on because there are Cairns that are living through their own monster storm of upheaval and devastation of the family life they have always known.  For just about anyone over 40 years old, you will remember the popular movie, the Apple Dumpling Gang about a slick gambler who is duped into taking care of a group of orphan children.  These children eventually strike it rich, finding gold during the California Gold Rush, but find themselves having to protect their gold nugget from bumbling thieves who want to steal it from them.

CP's Apple Dumpling Gang also found themselves orphans when their family lost their income, and their home, and had no alternative but to find somewhere for their Cairns to go.  Luckily for the Apple Dumpling Gang, they landed in the loving arms of Col. Potter!  While they may not have a valuable gold nugget to use to secure their safety, they don't need one as CP knows they are worth more than any gold nugget every could be.  A gold nugget may be shiny and valuable, but a Cairn is priceless!

Please help me welcome the Apple Dumpling Gang!

Fuji:  4 year old Wheaten male
Braeburn:  7 year old black Brindle male (brother of Honeycrisp)
Honeycrisp:  7 year old black Brindle female (sister of Braeburn)
Winesap:  7- 8 year old red Wheaten female

There was also a sequel, the Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, which will be playing in reruns in Col. Potter foster homes near you very soon!  Get comfy on your sofa, grab some popcorn, and enjoy watching the Apple Dumpling Gang as they ride again into a new adventure and future with Col. Potter.  Welcome Apple Dumpling Gang!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Warm Welcome to Little Forester!



Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Warning:  If you have cute-protection glasses, now would be the time to put them on!

 Forester 9 months old

Please welcome little Forester to our Col. Potter clan!  This wee Wheaten dude, all 10 lbs and 9 months of him, was just not fitting in too well with the family who brought him in to live with them.  Those humans, well they just couldn't understand that a Cairn fella’ has things he has to do and places he's gotta’ go.  So the humans thought this little adventurer might do better with somebody who understood a guy like him a little better than they did.  And they called in Col. Potter knowing that we were just the ticket for what this little dude needed.  So Forester packed his bags and came on over to be with us. 

Let's all give this little big Cairn our famous CP welcome!
 


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 Toby and Brice for being the Wacky Wednesday models this week!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Honoring The Family Ties



Contributed by CP's VP of Intakes
 Ed J - 3 year old, Wheaten Male
 Mildred - 8 year old, Red Wheaten Female
 Patricia Ann - 6 year old, Wheaten Female

I'm going to start this one off with a tissue alert...  While this is a time of joy and happiness for the Family Ties Kids, it is also a time to remember and reflect back on the lives of three very special and important people in the lives of CP family members.  All three of the Family Ties were from our Name a Cairn Program.  This program is such a tremendous way to remember and cherish special lives those that have been a part of us and are now gone, the Name a Cairn Program.  So many find comfort in not only knowing that their loved ones live on in a Cairn, but also in watching that Cairn throughout their journey with CP in finding a forever home.  I know from personal experience how moving this is for those that have been the recipients of this wonderful program.

The Family Ties are enjoying their first days of freedom, complete with a spa treatment before moving to their foster homes this weekend.  Without further ado, please help me Welcome Family Ties:

#5450 Ed J - 3 year old, wheaton male - donated by the Intakes Team in loving memory of our own Sharon J's husband,  Ed, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer just a month ago

#5442 Patricia Ann - 6 year old, wheaton female - donated by Kathy T. in memory of her soulmate and Karin M's mom, Patricia, who left us earlier this year

#5444 Mildred - 8 year old, red wheaton female and mother of Patricia Ann - donated by Angela T. in memory of her grandmother who just passed away the end of October

May all three of these furkids live a long, healthy and happy life in honor of those they were named for…

Please join us in Welcoming The Family Ties!

Monday, November 12, 2012

O Canada!

Contributed by CP's VP of Intakes
 Charlottetown - F
Edmonton -M
Fredericton - M
Halifax - F
Quebec - F
Toronto - F

Yellowknife -F

The heart and soul of Col. Potter Cairn Rescue is our volunteers, our family that pitches in to do whatever it takes to help the Cairns in need.  Last weekend was a remarkable display of that family in action!

Thanks to some very dedicated and devoted family members, SEVEN Cairns are now enjoying freedom and everything that being wrapped in the loving arms of Col. Potter holds!  I have to extend VERY SPECIAL THANKS to Jane R., Doc S., Pam M., and Kathy H. for giving up a big part of their weekend to make this possible!

But the family help started several months ago!  A group of our Canadian family held a fundraising event parking cars to benefit Col. Potter.  They raised a tremendous amount of money for the furkids and this group of furkids is named from that donation.

Presenting O Canada:

#4352 Yellowknife - F, wheaton, DOB 7/1/09
#4353 Halifax - F, wheaton, DOB 6/15/06
#4354 Toronto - F, wheaton, DOB 12/20/04
#4355 Charlottetown - F, wheaton, DOB 11/29/04
#4356 Quebec - F, wheaton, DOB 11/1/04
#4357 Edmonton - M, wheaton, DOB 7/9/09
#4358 Fredericton - M. wheaton, DOB 7/1/09

Please help me welcome O Canada to CP and say thanks to all that helped make their arrival possible!