Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tingler’s Tail Will Triumph at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Tingler, a 12 pound 6 year old Wheaten Female


As the year draws to an end, one last little tail has just squeaked through the gates as the doors of 2013 are closing around the clan of Col. Potter - and it is a tale of great need, for sure.  It’s the tale of a young six year-old Wheaten Cairn girl, just barely 12 pounds of her, and how she came in from the cold.

It began on the streets of a small town in Delaware, where she had been trying to survive as a stray.  One day in December during his rounds, the “dog catcher” had picked up the frightened little dog and brought her to a local SPCA.  But, unfortunately for this Cairn, the SPCA was a kill shelter.  They treated her as kindly as they could, gave her vaccinations, fed her, and kept her warm enough, but, her time was running short at the shelter because it was the Holidays, and they were going to need room.

She had fleas so her skin itched, and she was losing fur, and, they told us, she is partially blind.  The people at the shelter were concerned about her future, and they determined that it would be better if she went to a Rescue organization to be cared for both physically and emotionally before being adopted out to her Forever home.  A kind adoption counselor contacted Col. Potter for help, and we answered the call.  Our wonderful volunteer, Doreen, willingly - and happily - gave up her Holiday time to go and pick up the little Cairn and bring her back home to the safety of Col. Potter.

So, how did this Cairn girl find such an unlikely way into Rescue?  How did the animal control officer find the very place where the dog was hunkering down?   How is it that the adoption counselor actually remembered the name of a Rescue group she had heard of quite some time ago?

Tingler is looking for a healthy, happy New Year!

Saving this little girl is the heart and soul of Rescue, and it all came together for her.  How do things like this happen?

Well… Perhaps, someone reached her hands down from the Rainbow Bridge and guided this lonely, frightened Cairn out of the darkness and into the light for the man to see her…  Perhaps her loving heart saw the desperate need of this animal, and she answered the need once again, whispering a soft reminder to the counselor...  Perhaps she rode shotgun with Doreen on the way to the shelter, and that’s why Doreen was laughing when she delivered her precious cargo... However she did it, her magic worked, and our new Cairn girl is safe inside the fold, and the full circle of the year can close around us. 

So now let’s all of us at Col. Potter, with open hearts and open arms, welcome this special little girl “Tingler” to our clan - to her clan!  And thank you to our Rescue Angel, Marlene, for the gift of this beautiful dog, and for all of your gifts over the years to so many... 


Col. Potter also wants to thank their own Board of Directors, Danielle R., Pam B., Amy R. and Mo K., for their generous gift to the Name a Rescue Cairn Program and their donation of the very special name “Tingler”, in honor of their dear friend.  Marlene is surely smiling to know that such a worthy little dog now carries her name.

Your friends will always remember you, Marlene… May your star shine brightly Forever!

Col. Potter Needs a Few More starships for Tingler’s companions, still lost and so afraid… 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us guide every Cairn in need to safety!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

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CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

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Kerry Keeps her Crown at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Kerry, a beautiful 7 year old Black Brindle Female


Please welcome little Kerry, the most Beautiful New Girl in town!  Kerry is 7 years old – for one more month only, but a girl needs to be discreet about her age, you know.  Kerry is a wee Black Brindle at 15 pounds, but she’s a real bombshell, with a definite mind of her own, we are told - and that’s good, ‘cuz that’s the way, uh huh, uh huh, we like them!

Kerry came from loving owners who themselves had just rescued her from being a casualty in a family dispute.  They gave her sanctuary and intended to give her a fine home.  Once she was safe, unselfishly, they realized that with two other dogs at home, a big personality like Kerry would not get the attention she needs.  Inquiries were made and these caring people surrendered Kerry to the care of Col. Potter.  Kudos to them!

Kerry is 15 pounds and full of spirit!

Kerry is named after County Kerry in the southwestern region of Ireland.  The name comes from an ancient tribe named the “Ciar.”  In old Irish, Ciar means black or dark brown.  Now isn’t that appropriate for this Black Brindle beauty?? Foster Mom is delighted!

So here she is, a new member of the Col. Potter clan!  Let’s give a big hearty welcome to Kerry, our very own Rose of Tralee!


"The moon through the valley her pale rays was shedding, when I won the heart of the Rose of Tralee"

Oh to win the heart of a Rose of Tralee - the most beautiful girl in the whole of Ireland, or the world, such is the spread and appeal of this prestigious Irish beauty pageant inspired by that very song.  The Rose of Tralee is held in the Co. Kerry town of Tralee each August and has evolved into much more than a simple beauty pageant. From its humble beginnings in 1959, when the festival budget was just £750, the Rose Of Tralee has emerged as one of the most important events in the Irish social calendar, second only to St Patrick's Day for its colour, fervour and popularity. And that's only because St Paddy's Day is declared a public holiday!

Col. Potter Needs a Few More Runways for our Beautiful Contestants! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us find a winning pageant for every Cairn in need!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:





Sunday, December 29, 2013

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.)

These Cairns are enjoying their presents from Santa.
Amber napping on toy

Lucky

Rye and Roxanne in Christmas jammies

Gabby - these toys taste good!

Rocky keeping watch over his presents

Kasey - that stuffie didn't last very long!



Friday, December 27, 2013

Weekly Pinteresting Picks

Contributed by CP's Pinster

Sign from Etsy
Welcome to this week's "Pinteresting Picks" -  a few more of our favorite pins!  Just click on the links below to check out each pin.  Enjoy - and feel free to re-pin your favorites!  Just click on the red "Pin it" button right on the pin.

Please check us out at: http://pinterest.com/cpcrn/boards/  and follow us on Pinterest!  CP has over 60 boards covering a variety of subjects from the useful, such as behavior and training, health and nutrition, and cool pet products, to just plain fun, like great pictures of all kinds of dogs - especially Cairns!

Happy Pinning!

Found Young Male Cairn - Camden, DE

via craigslist.org
FOUND - Young, male Cairn in Camden, DE
FOUND in Camden DE
Found 12/26 on the corner of Southern Blvd near the railroad tracks in Camden. If you think that he is yours please contact the FSAC-SPCA at 302.943.6032 and refer to id#313178.

http://delaware.craigslist.org/laf/4259563404.html

Lost CAIRN TERRIER - "Toto" dog (Herndon, VA)

via craigslist.org

Lost CAIRN TERRIER - "Toto" dog (Herndon, VA)

JESSE - Missing in Herndon, VA
Jesse escaped from the yard (Herndon, VA area) at approximately 5:30 PM on Saturday, 12/21.

He is a Cairn Terrier (like Toto in The Wizard of Oz)
*Black Brindle
*10 years old
*Approximately 15 pounds
*Neutered
(Photo is of another one of our dogs, but he looks very similar.)

Please call with any information:
Molly Wilder 703-471-2834, 703-201-7422
Beth Wilson 703-608-3441
Ellie Wilson 703-505-9831


http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/pet/4256471353.html

Friday Funnies!

from Lovadog

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!


Wicket, Cindel & Caruso wish you all a 
Merry Christmas and a 
Happy New Year!



  Watch Col. Potter Cairns' Christmas 2013!
http://youtu.be/aFnoZG5n4AY

  Please Feel Free to Cross Post!





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 the Calliope Cairns for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho!!!


Lottie, Husker, Nickie, and Charlie Brown


CP Lottie, CP Husker, CP Nickie, and Charlie Brown wish you all a 
Merry Christmas and a 
Happy New Year!


  Watch Col. Potter Cairns' Christmas 2013!
http://youtu.be/aFnoZG5n4AY

  Please Feel Free to Cross Post!

Read More on our Post Adoption Blog:

Yes Charlie Brown: Santa Does Have Cookies!!!






Monday, December 23, 2013

Checkin' it Twice!

I am absolutely Certain I was Good!

Nickie wishes you all a 
Merry Christmas and a 
Happy New Year!



  Watch Col. Potter Cairns' Christmas 2013!
http://youtu.be/aFnoZG5n4AY

  Please Feel Free to Cross Post!





Sunday, December 22, 2013

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.) 
 

Lottie, Husker, Nickie & Charlie Brown
Santa Dude

Good Girl Abby

Rocket Man
Rocky Reindeer

Santa Darleigh
Dandy fka CP Jim Dandy

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Watch Begins...


How does he get through the glass?
 Dougie & Mimi wish you all a 
Merry Christmas and a 
Happy New Year!



  Watch Col. Potter Cairns' Christmas 2013!
http://youtu.be/aFnoZG5n4AY

  Please Feel Free to Cross Post!





Friday, December 20, 2013

Weekly Pinteresting Picks - Christmas Favorites!

contributed by CP's Pinster
Bailey via Flickr

Welcome to this week's "Pinteresting Picks" -  a few more of our favorite pins!  Just click on the links below to check out each pin.  Enjoy - and feel free to re-pin your favorites!  Just click on the red "Pin it" button right on the pin.

Please check us out at: http://pinterest.com/cpcrn/boards/  and follow us on Pinterest!  CP has over 60 boards covering a variety of subjects from the useful, such as behavior and training, health and nutrition, and cool pet products, to just plain fun, like great pictures of all kinds of dogs - especially Cairns!

Happy Pinning!
Your CP Pinster












Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Milk & Cookies!

Are you Sure he likes milk and cookies?

Gabby & Rocky wish you all a 
Merry Christmas and a 
Happy New Year!



  Watch Col. Potter Cairns' Christmas 2013!
http://youtu.be/aFnoZG5n4AY

  Please Feel Free to Cross Post!





Wednesday, December 18, 2013

With Bells On!


Oh, I'm just waiting for Santa!
 Roxie fka CP Danika wishes you all a 
Merry Christmas and a 
Happy New Year!


  Watch Col. Potter Cairns' Christmas 2013!
http://youtu.be/aFnoZG5n4AY

  Please Feel Free to Cross Post!





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 Finn McDuff, for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Stockings are Hung...


Mom!  We want Cookies not a Camera!
 Gem & Abbie wish you all a 
Merry Christmas and a 
Happy New Year!


  Watch Col. Potter Cairns' Christmas 2013!
http://youtu.be/aFnoZG5n4AY

  Please Feel Free to Cross Post!





Do You Believe?

Do you hear Santa on the roof????

Gus & Abby wish you all a 
Merry Christmas and a 
Happy New Year!



  Watch Col. Potter Cairns' Christmas 2013!
http://youtu.be/aFnoZG5n4AY

  Please Feel Free to Cross Post!





Monday, December 16, 2013

Luigi Leaves the Pasta Behind at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Luigi, a friendly 4 year old Black Brindle Male


How about a big hearty Col. Potter welcome to Luigi, a big block-buster of a Brindle boy who is now settling in to the Col. Potter Family. At just four years old and weighing in at 25 pounds, Luigi is one serious bundle of dude to settle - but he’s friendly and very affectionate!

Back at his former home, poor Luigi found that three was definitely a crowd – at least when it comes to how many dogs a young family can handle. Things were going good for Luigi for a while until a couple of years ago when a new little human came on the scene. Well, skip forward two years and the two-year-old human truly has a bad case of the terrible-two’s, and he and Luigi could not see eye-to-eye.  Well, maybe they could – but neither of them liked what they saw!

The family’s other two dogs were doing okay, but Luigi, being the newest dog, was now odd dog out.  So, here comes the call to Col. Potter…  Come get our dog!


Luigi is looking for big changes at Col. Potter!

Sure enough, CP did go and get Luigi and brought him home to the clan.  While it’s impossible to thank everyone in this generous CP family - there are so many of you doing so much - we want to send out special thanks to Ann and Wayne S. and to Sharon J. for literally going the extra miles to get this boy - and on very short notice.   Many thanks to Julie M. for keeping open a room at the inn and B&B’ing Luigi until he gets to his Foster home, and many thanks to Meghan B., who will make sure that Luigi goes easy on the pasta for a while!

Welcome Luigi and Thanks to All!



Sunday, December 15, 2013

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.) 

Emme the ReinCairn

Foster Gloves

Baby D and Sophie
Smokey

Rasin aka Rasinette

Foster Clarion

Dakota fka Bosox