Friday, January 31, 2014

Weekly Pinteresting Picks - Dogs in Sweaters!

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Welcome to this week's "Pinteresting Picks."   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.

We just hit 2,500 followers!  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!

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ivers & Rose Write a New Story at Col. Potter!

Written by CP Vice President of Intakes

Ivers, a darling little 3 year old Wheaten Male
 
Rose, a beautiful 3 year old Black Brindle Female


The old TV series The Naked City always began with the line "There are eight million stories in the naked city; this has been one of .... "  Well, we could almost say that about Col. Potter, but on a smaller scale.  All of our furkids have a story to tell.  In the case of our two newest family members, there apparently is also a story to tell about the origination of their names.  They both were named by the same donor with "teaser" lines of who they are in memory of.  This is your chance to be your own version of Mickey Spillane, or Danielle Steel, or Stephen King, depending on your reading preferences.  For my own writing and reading styles, I really hope they were star crossed lovers that found freedom, safety and love in a new country.


Rose is a beautiful, 3 year old, Black Brindle female, weighing in at a full figure 18 pounds.  Rose is named in memory of the girl that got off the boat at Ellis Island as “Theresa” and became “Rosie”.

Ivers is a dashing, 3 year old, Wheaten male, weighing in at a trim 12 pounds.  Ivers is named in memory of all the Ivers that laughed and loved.

Both names were generously donated by Christopher Van P. through our Name a Rescue Cairn Program.

Whatever the true story is behind the names Rose and Ivers, we just know they will be best sellers and reach #1 in the hearts of everyone they touch.  Can't wait to read their sequels in Foster care!   

Please help us welcome Rose and Ivers!

Kessler Defines “Rescue” at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Kessler, an approximately 9 year old Wheaten Male

Please welcome Kessler to our Col. Potter family!  Now some of you will say, “Hey wait a minute!  We just had Kessler join the CP family a few weeks ago… What's going on?”  Well, that little boy, from a few weeks ago, found his Forever with his Rescue Angel before he ever got transported to CP, and so we wanted to be sure this very special name donated through our Name a Rescue Cairn Program by Amy H., in memory of her dad's beloved boy, was carried on to another CP furkid.

Kessler is a little Wheaten dude, weighing in at just 15 lbs.  He’s from one of our big cities, let’s call it Gotham, where he was found tied to a fence - left defenseless and without resources.  He was sick, cold, and hungry - and in pain.  Eventually he was picked up by Animal Control and brought to a shelter.  And, as has happened before in these situations, the shelter was unsure of what to do with him.  “Rescue only” they said.  No chance for adoption.

When Col. Potter learned of Kessler’s situation, we knew we couldn’t leave him there in the shelter.  And, through the compassion and terrier tenacity of our volunteers, in particular Sheri K. and Mary Ellen L., we were able to pull Kessler from this shelter and get him into the warm folds of the Col. Potter blanket.

When we brought Kessler to the vet, we learned just how much trouble this one little guy was in.  He had a laundry list of medical problems, including the fact that he was still intact.  To begin with, his thinning fur and dry skin were found to be the result of an under active thyroid, a condition that once diagnosed is easy to treat with medication.

His eye had a large growth on the lid, a cyst that pressed against his eyeball giving him constant irritation.  This required surgical removal of the cyst to relieve his discomfort.

On x-ray he was found to have many many bladder stones that had lodged in his urethra, making urination very difficult and painful. The surgery to remove these stones required a dangerous incision, and it took hours to clear them all out.  Keeping Kessler on a special diet will prevent this from happening again.

And what was probably Kessler’s first dental exam ever revealed seven rotted and abscessed teeth that had to be removed during his dental surgery.

It’s difficult to think about the amount of pain this dog must have been in - and for a very long time - for things to have gotten as bad they did.


Kessler is estimated at around nine years old now, and he was originally purchased as a puppy from a pet store.  So we imagine he was loved for a little while - or at least someone was amused by him for a while - but no one ever cared for him or his well-being.


Kessler’s story is one that just brings home the true meaning of Rescue.  His story is one that we all live and breathe in our hearts - one where we all say, “Someone, please help this dog!”   And in a way, we’re lucky, because we’re Col. Potter Cairn Rescue - and we can be that someone who will help this dog.


Maybe you’re not close enough to Kessler to drive his transport or to Foster him, but consider becoming a Guardian Angel for this little guy, or maybe drop a few dollars into the “Kessler Fund.”  The surgeries and treatments that were needed to give this little Cairn his quality of life back were extensive and expensive.  The good news is that he’s healing and will be whole again soon - and that’s because of who we are at Col. Potter and what we do.


Thanks to all of you!



Col. Potter Guardian Angel Program
http://www.cairnrescue.com/rescue/sponsor.php
 

Please Send Your Donations to:

Kessler Fund 
c/o Danielle Rackstraw
PO Box 1354
Menifee, CA 92585-1354


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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  Dylan Henry McHenry for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Donny Does a Happy Dance at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Donny, a sweet little 2-3 year old Brindle Male


Here’s Donny!   This little 2-3 year old, 14 lb. boy found himself in a very remote, over-crowded shelter and in danger of losing his life.  He didn’t even have a name.   The shelter referred to him as “the little brindle boy”.   He shared a kennel with another little dog.  Unfortunately the other dog attacked Donny one day, most likely due to food aggression.  Fortunately Donny wasn’t seriously injured.  Also, Donny was losing weight since the other dog was eating both of their daily rations.   Such is the life of many shelter dogs. 

We had no one from Col. Potter anywhere close by to help, but luckily for little Donny, a shelter volunteer (aka Rescue Angel) jumped through all kinds of hoops to save his life, get him vetted, pay his shelter fee, and drive him a good distance to meet one of our wonderful CP volunteers.   The shelter volunteer is named Dawn, so we named him “Donny” in her honor.  Dawn works 3 jobs, but still found time to help get him to safety!  Despite all of the adverse conditions at the shelter, Dawn reports that he’s happy and friendly to both people and other dogs.

Welcome to CP Donny!


Col. Potter Needs a Few More Dance Floors! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us give every Cairn in need the opportunity to do their own Happy Dance!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:





Candace Counts her Blessings at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator


Candace, a sweet and active 8 year old Wheaten Female

Please welcome Candace to Col. Potter!  She is a beautiful 8 year old who is quite fit, weighing in at 15 pounds.  Her owners are in the process of moving to China and found they could not take her with them, so they contacted CP for help and we were happy we had a Foster Home available!  

Candace is enjoying some B&B'ing right now and is expected to move to her Foster home by the weekend.  Please give her a nice warm Welcome! 


Col. Potter Needs a Few More Open Doors! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us give every Cairn in need the opportunity to count on CP to get a safe, fresh start!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:







Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bing Finds a New Path at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator
 
Bing, a sweet and handsome 2 year old Wheaten Male

Please give a hearty Welcome to this handsome 2 year old Cairn boy!   A recent family move prompted his owner to seek a better environment/life for the little guy.   They contacted Col. Potter and we were able to find a great Foster Home to take him in and help him map out a new path. 

Bing reportedly loves humans and other dogs, is crate trained, housebroken, loves taking long walks – just an all around great little guy!

Welcome Bing!


Col. Potter Needs a Few More Map Makers! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us give every Cairn in need a great new path to follow!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:



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.) 


Zander, Bea and  Neha in matching coats

Ty with his favorite blankie

Brodie

Timothy

Rocky - love the tartan!

Marilla


Friday, January 24, 2014

Weekly Pinteresting Picks - Just For Kids!

contributed by CP's Pinster
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Welcome to this week's "Pinteresting Picks" featuring pins from our "For Kids" board.  Here you'll find animal-themed clothes, crafts, recipes, toys and decorations to share with the kids in your life.   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.

We just hit 2,500 followers!  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!
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Friday's Funnies

Off the Leash

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Blaine Begins Again at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Blaine, a handsome 8 year old Black Brindle Male

Please give a big Hellooo to the new guy in the clan, Blaine!

Blaine is a wonderful fellow, his owner told us over and over, but he was proving to be “too much” for her.

His owner loved him well, and wanted the best for Blaine, but she believed she couldn’t do everything for him that he deserved.  Blaine’s got sore knees, you see — and who doesn’t at 8 years old???   And his owner found that difficult to deal with — emotionally, financially and time-wise — as she needed to give him Cosequin and fish oil extract every day.  Her final decision to surrender Blaine came when the owner learned that she had to move out of her family home where she had lived so comfortably for many decades.

It was easy to understand.  Blaine’s owner was getting a little rundown, and she was becoming overwhelmed at all the changes and responsibilities in her life, especially when they involved her beloved dog.  She wanted him to be taken care of, so she contacted Col. Potter for help, and that was the right thing to do.

When we went and checked out this little dude, we found a beautiful Black-Brindle boy, full of love, eager for belly rubs, and very easy-going.  And it’s a good thing too that we got there just in time, because, at a strapping 27 pounds, this boy was being recruited for a linebacker position with the SF 49ers...  But all went well — we got the boy, and the 49ers… well… anyway…

Let’s all please give Blaine a hearty Welcome to the Col. Potter Family!







Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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 Caruso for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Romo Rides to Safety with Col. Potter!

Written by CP Vice President of Intakes


Romo, a sweet 5 year old Gray Brindle Male


Tragedy can strike in an instant.  You can be young ... or you can be older ... tragedy doesn't care about age.  Gender doesn't matter either.  About the only thing that can lessen the affect of tragedy is being as well prepared as you possibly can.  Or as we like to say, having  your i's dotted and your t's crossed.  This story brings that home in vivid, living color!

This little boy had just celebrated his 5th birthday with his loving, adoring Mom and they were preparing to celebrate Christmas when the unthinkable happened - tragedy struck his home.  His Mom passed away right at home, unexpectedly, with him right by her side until someone checked on them and found them.  His Mom had made provisions to insure his safety, but unfortunately they just didn't work as quickly as I'm sure she would like.  He was boarded at his regular vet for a month before Rescue was contacted to help him.  You see, others were named as his guardian and as willing to give him a home should something happen to his Mom, but when the time came, they declined, and so he remained at the vet.  This serves as an excellent reminder that if you have guardians named in your will, be sure that they are still willing and able to take your furkids should the unexpected happen, should tragedy strike.

Now this little boy found a new family to guard and protect him - the Col. Potter family!  Please say hello to Romo, a Gray Brindle boy weighing about 13 pounds.  After waiting so long, he is on his way to his Foster home where he can once again know the comfort and security of living in a home again.  Don't worry Romo: CP has dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's to insure a happy forever for you!







Allie and Dandi Sweeten Up Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Allie, a sweet 5 year old Red Wheaten Female


Dandi, an adorable 4 month old Light Wheaten Female

 
It is with great pleasure that we introduce Allie and Dandi!  If only these Cairns could talk, what a tale they might tell.  For unknown reasons, they ended up abandoned.  The person caring for them decided to seek help to find them a home.  Many options were considered for these two but at the last minute rescue won out - and we at Col. Potter are very glad!!

Allie is the older girl at 5 years old.  She has a gorgeous Red Wheaten coat and beautiful brown eyes.  She is sweet but very unsure of what's going on with all the changes.  She is a nice size girl at 14 pounds and can win most beauty contests paws down!

Dandi is a baby at 16 weeks - yes, 16 weeks - four months!  She is a Creme Cairn and a healthy 5+ pounds.  She is sweet as can be and finds everything around her fascinating.  She is an adorable furball that has charmed the vet staff caring for her.  Dandi is enjoying her new found comfort very much!

Both Allie and Dandi are enjoying their spa week and will be headed to their respective Foster homes soon.  The volunteer who picked up these girls said they have beautiful lush coats and are two of the cutest Cairns she has ever seen. 

Please welcome these two pretty girls to Col. Potter.  Life will be good, just wait and see!



Sunday, January 19, 2014

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.) 


Caruso

Knute graduates!

PJ and Brendan

Rafferty and Pi quilts

Ty and Tartan

RJ Fisherman

Molly

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Nessa Finds a Helping Hand at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator


Nessa, a sweet 5.5 year old Wheaten Female

Once upon a time, a cute little puppy went home with some humans, and she thought it was her Forever home.  She doesn't know why, but the humans found her a new home.  She had been a good girl and loved for them for a long time, but life goes on...  So she started over with some new humans who welcomed this little Terrier into their home.  One day Nessa went exploring, and soon she was LOST!

Luck was on her side:  She ended up in the yard of an experienced, long time animal advocate who knew just what to do with wayward furkids.  This kind lady FOUND her owners and Nessa was reunited.  This should have been a happy ending, but it did not end there.  After a few weeks, Nessa's humans called the kind lady saying they didn't want her and could she help.  Of course she could, and Nessa returned to the kind lady's house, suffering from allergic dermatitis and her lovely strawberry blonde fur was matted.  The groomer had no choice but to shave her down.  The kind lady started her on a grain free diet, took her to the vet, and got her on the road to recovery.  Nessa was living the high life with other dogs and cats to play with, good food and a warm home.  She even found a special kitty friend that slept with her every night!

The kind lady knew Nessa deserved a wonderful home of her own, so she contacted Col. Potter.  Could we help this sweet girl?  Of course!  Now Nessa has been RESCUED!  This 5 1/2 year old girl is housebroken, likes tennis balls, comes consistently when called, sits daintily on command, and will dance at high speed for dinner.  She likes other dogs and cats, but really loves people.  She wants nothing more than to be where the humans are and be a part of it all. 

Please welcome CP's newest sweetheart, Nessa!

Col. Potter Needs a Few More Helping Hands! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us give a hand up to every Cairn in need!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form: