Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wacky Wednesday!

Rest in Peace Kayla la

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 la (RB 4/28/2014) for being such a wonderful Wacky Wednesday model for us so often. You will be dearly missed.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CP’s having a Nohea Koa Kanunu Luau!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator



Kanunu, a 3 year old Wheaten boy with a great big personality


A luau (lū‘au) is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast, featuring traditional entertainment, such as Hawaiian music and hula dancing, and wonderful traditional foods and drink. 

At Col. Potter, when we throw a luau, we have only happy dancing for the non-traditional re-birth of the soul when we bring a sad Cairn into our loving arms.  This weekend, we have offered thanks to many invaluable Transport volunteers who have gone above and beyond to bring our luau guests safely to the dance floor, and we salute their selfless dedication to saving Cairns in Need.

Without further ado, please give a round of applause to our very special guests, Nohea (No-Hay-Ah), Hawaiian meaning “Loveliness”, Koa (Koh'(W)ah), Hawaiian for “Bold, Brave, and Fearless”, and Kanunu (Kah-New-New) Hawaiian for “The Strong One”.  All three come from different places with different stories, and different destinations, but they all share in common the need for love, understanding, and a fresh start in life – a re-birth of their very souls as only CP volunteers can offer.

Koa, a sweet as can be 6 year old  Black Brindle girl

Nohea, a 6 year old Light Wheaten beauty



Col. Potter Needs a Few More Dance Floors! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us help teach some new Happy dance steps to every Cairn in need!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:

Col. Potter’s Name a Rescue Cairn Program



Monday, April 28, 2014

Smidge Begins Again at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Smidge, a sweet 6 year old Black Brindle Female

Please give a nice big Welcome to little Smidge as she joins the Col. Potter family!  Smidge is about 6 years old and a wee little girl of 14 pounds.  This sweet girl has a wonderful personality, and is very good around children of all ages.  She plays well with other dogs, and she can also entertain herself – and you!

Foster Mom says that Smidge is a joy to have around, and we are confident that she will find a Forever Home that will offer her all the love and attention she so deserves!

Welcome Smidge to your Loving CP Family!!

Col. Potter Needs a Few More Open Arms! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us help give a warm welcome to every Cairn in need!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:

Col. Potter’s Name a Rescue Cairn Program








Sunday, April 27, 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.).


Maggie, Emma, and Dino

Kasey

Grady


Foster Pavonia

Parker



Rocky



Connor fka CP Hubble

Luigi Earl Buckles up!


Hershey and Lily

Skye





Friday, April 25, 2014

Weekly Pinteresting Picks - Famous Folks and Pet Pals

Audrey Hepburn via bertandmorty.com
This week's "Pinteresting Picks" highlights Famous Folks and Pet Pals.  Just click on the links below to check out each pin.  Feel free to re-pin or share with others.  Just click on the red "Pin it" button right on the pin.  

Col. Potter now has over 2,800 followers on Pinterest!  If you aren't one of them, 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!

Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Nothing in Life is Free!

Contributed by a Col. Potter Volunteer

Toto and Dorothy are about to learn another lesson!

Are you thinking about adding a new Rescued Cairn to your family?  There are many things to consider, and lots of planning to do.  You can expect to get many great tips to help you integrate your New Cairn into your home, so it is good to know that some of this advice will also will apply to your current resident dogs.  Learning to establish and maintain your Alpha placement is a great example.

Before your new dog arrives, it's important that you understand that your new dog must accept YOU as the leader of the pack in order for there to be peace and harmony in the home.  Follow the great advice in It’s Always Best to Start at theBeginning!and add to it with this very easy training tool: Nothing in Life is Free!”

How to Establish and Maintain Harmony at Home!

Are you looking for a good, easy way to develop peaceful, harmonious relationships among your dogs? 

Ask and you shall receive!

Really!

Every day, throughout the day, however you choose to set the pattern, you simply need to Ask the dogs to respond to a simple command, offer praise, then reward with a high value treat.

Nothing in Life is Free!

When you ask your dog(s) to “Sit!” for a treat - and make them wait just a bit for the treat - you are really saying “I am Alpha!” and when you are Alpha, you will ease any tensions in the pack.

Do not ever give a treat of any kind without Asking your dog(s) to do a simple task.

The list of possible commands is long:

 "Sit!"

"Down!"

"Here!” or “Come!"

“Look at Me!”

“Wait…”

“Crate!”

“Bed!”

Anything you can ask your dog to do – that he or she will understand – is a great and easy training tool for harmony.   It establishes a calming pattern that carries over into other aspects of their life.

This is not to say that there won’t be dust-ups from time to time, but as a strong Alpha leader, you will find it easier to anticipate and diffuse any issues that might naturally arise.

Just remember, Nothing in Life is Free!  

Doing simple training exercises, every day, you will keep things clear as to who is in charge, and if you are in charge, harmony will reign!

**NOTE** Great training treats are small bits of block cheddar cheese or high quality grain-free kibble.  You should factor your training treats into your puppy’s daily meal portions so you don’t accidentally end up with an unhealthy weight problem.


Good luck! And thank you again for opening your heart and home to a rescued Cairn!

Rescuing one Cairn will not change the world,
but it will surely change the world for that one Rescued Cairn


Read More About It:

It’s Always Best to Start at the Beginning!

I’m Not Sure we’ve been Properly Introduced!

There’s No Place Like Home!

Easy Housetraining Tips!


Toto: The Other Side of the Story!


Col. Potter Needs a Few More Beginnings! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us help give a new start to every Cairn in need!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:

Col. Potter’s Name a Rescue Cairn Program










Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Don't Be Cruel Fundraiser!

Col. Potter Fundraiser April 1 - 30, 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 Tess for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Special at the CPCRN Web Thrift Store!

Spring Cleaning has Met its Match!!!

Cairn you Help Us?
There's still time to Donate “stuff” to the
CPCRN Web Thrift Store!

Sunday, April 20, 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.) 

Rheita & Bunny

 
Maurice


Penny and Lexi

Caruso

Miss Gypsy

Riley & Mollie

Roary, Callie & Rebel

Rosie - or is it the Easter Bunny?!!

Wicket

Brodie

Arrow

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Gonzo gets a Warm Welcome back to Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

Gonzo, a sweet 8 year old Wheaten Male

Please welcome Gonzo back to the Col. Potter family!

Circumstances took a turn for the worse for his owner and she turned to CP for help.  Although it was a heartbreaking decision for her, she knew getting him back to his CP family was the right thing to do.  This handsome fellow is 8 years old, 20 pounds, and is described as sweetheart - with just a touch of zany - who will play fetch all day long!  So please give a Welcome round of applause for Gonzo as he makes his way back into the loving arms of his Foster Mom intent on finding his Forever home soon! 

A special shout out of thanks for CP's rock stars Kim, Kathy, and the entire Transports Team for all of their help!



Col. Potter Needs a Few More Loving Arms! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us offer a warm welcome to every Cairn in need!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!


CP Foster Home Application form:
http://www.cairnrescue.com/rescue/foster.htm


CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:
http://cairnrescue.com/rescue/transport.htm 


CPCRN Volunteer form:
http://cairnrescue.com/rescue/volunteer.htm


Col. Potter’s Name a Rescue Cairn Program
http://mall.cairnrescue.com/forms/frm_namecairn.htm






 




Bruin Finds the Net at Col. Potter!

Written by a CP Intakes Coordinator

 
Bruin, a sweet 2.5 year old Wheaten Male



Since 1924, the Boston Bruins have been at the epicenter of hockey.  But lookout!  Bruin is now in the Col. Potter house and getting ready to be the center of his Forever family's world.

Bruin is a 2.5 year old owner surrender who weighs in at 17 pounds.  Like many CP super stars, Bruin's owner's family situation just wasn't the best for his needs, so they turned to CP for help - and we were there to recruit Bruin over to our team! 

For his exhibition game, he is hanging out with his new Foster family and, so far, he is staying out of the penalty box.  He is getting lots of well deserved belly rubs and no doubt feels like he has just scored the winning goal.  So pull out your Bruins' banner and pass it around the rink to get this playoff started right for this handsome guy! 

Welcome Bruin to your Loving CP Family and thank you Linda N. and the transport team for a perfect save!

Col. Potter Needs a Few More Goal Keepers! 
Please Volunteer to Foster and help us offer a winning game to every Cairn in need!

Please  Consider being a CP Volunteer!

CP Foster Home Application form:

CP Transport Volunteer Driver form:

CPCRN Volunteer form:

Col. Potter’s Name a Rescue Cairn Program