Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS!  Each week we showcase the sweeter side of Cairns.  If you have a sweet filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR photo 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.).
Happy Halloween!
Toto

Foster Sam Malone

Dezi

Rocky

Carm

Tavish and Rookus

Sweet Sophie

Roxanne and Rye

LB                                           

Sophie and Baby D







Friday, October 28, 2016

Are You Ready for the Holidays? Let Lynch Creek Farm Help with Gifts & Home Decor!

Please Feel Free to Cross Post!

Lynch Creek Farm is pleased to partner with Col. Potter again to bring you a special Fundraiser Campaign Col.Potter Cairn Rescue Network Giving Green!  Now through Sunday, December 11th, you can order any beautiful, high quality wreath, centerpiece, or other decorative item for the Holidays, as a Gift, or for your own home, and Lynch Creek Farm will donate a full 20% of your purchase to Col. Potter to help save another Cairn in need!  You can order now for December delivery, easy as 1.2.3!  Not ready to shop?  You can make a straight-up donation via the Lynch Creek Farm campaign and 100% of all donations will go to the Cairns!  100%!!!  A fantastic opportunity to donate or to give a gift that gives twice!

Lynch Creek Farm Presents
Now - December 11th
20% of all proceeds and 100% of all donations
during this time will be sent to

Check out some of our Sunday Sweets Favorites, featuring many Rescued Cairns and friends who have been helped by the generosity and hard work of so many Col. Potter Volunteers - the best gift in any season!



Please Feel Free to Cross Post!

 

 

Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wacky Wednesday!



Wednesday is the day to be WACKY!  Each week we will showcase a terrierific Cairn picture with an appropriate caption.  If you 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 LB for being our Spooky Wacky Wednesday model this week!




Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS!  Each week we showcase the sweeter side of Cairns.  If you have a sweet filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR photo 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.).

Foster Angelo

Teddy fka CP Ralph LB and Sweet Eubie fka CP Yuba

Mimi fka CP Hazel and Nana fka CP Smyrna

Foster Heaven Can Wait

Auntie Em

Tristan fka CP Holmes

Otto fka CP Claudio

Foster Sam Malone

Sweet Piper

Fin fka CP Phelps

Sweet Rosie

Darling Norway

Happy 14th Birthday Mapleleaf!






Saturday, October 22, 2016

Shop Lynch Creek Farm for Fresh Holiday Greens!

Please Feel Free to Cross Post!

Lynch Creek Farm is pleased to partner with Col. Potter again to bring you a special Fundraiser Campaign Col.Potter Cairn Rescue Network Giving Green!  Now through Sunday, December 11th, you can order any beautiful, high quality wreath, centerpiece, or other decorative item for the Holidays, as a Gift, or for your own home, and Lynch Creek Farm will donate a full 20% of your purchase to Col. Potter to help save another Cairn in need!  You can order now for December delivery, easy as 1.2.3!  Not ready to shop?  You can make a straight-up donation via the Lynch Creek Farm campaign and 100% of all donations will go to the Cairns!  100%!!!  A fantastic opportunity to donate or to give a gift that gives twice!

Lynch Creek Farm Presents
Now - December 11th
20% of all proceeds and 100% of all donations
during this time will be sent to

Check out some of our Sunday Sweets Favorites, featuring many Rescued Cairns and friends who have been helped by the generosity and hard work of so many Col. Potter Volunteers - the best gift in any season!



Please Feel Free to Cross Post!

 

 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday's Funnies!

Red and Howling

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Toxic Fragrances and Dog Behavior

Artificial scents may make your house fresh and fragrant, but the chemicals that go into them can be toxic, especially to your dogs

I took in a little dog with behavioral issues who was said to be a picky, picky eater and one who didn’t have any interest in treats.  Immediately, day one, I found him to be a ravenous eater who absolutely Loved meals and treats!  His keen sense of smell was also quickly in evidence.   Being extremely allergic to most perfumes and chemicals, I maintain a fairly fragrance-free home, but I verified that the previous owner used perfume and scented hand creams every day.  This is the only explanation for the radical difference in this little dog’s relationship to food and was most likely a factor in his other behavioral problems (which also quickly vanished).  As careful as I already am, the following article from Animal Wellness Magazine gave me much more to consider regarding my Cairns’ daily environment.

Something Smells! 
by Sara Jackson, Animal Wellness Magazine, © 2009
You’ve seen the ads for all those air fresheners, room sprays and scented laundry products with their flowery, pine forest or sea breeze fragrances.  They make your home smell nice and fresh, but don’t let those “natural” scents fool you.

Most scented commercial household products contain chemicals that can have a detrimental effect on the physical health of your human family, and especially your animal companions, who are much more sensitive than we are.  Some of these chemicals have the potential to cause cancer and brain damage in humans, so it’s reasonable to assume they’re also harmful to dogs and cats. 

Two Absorption Routes 

A study conducted by the Environmental Working Group tested 43 common chemicals found in household products, including scented ones, and discovered that dogs have higher levels of these substances in their bodies than humans do.  How is this possible, when many of these products don’t seem to come into direct contact with your animal?  Veterinarian Dr. Gloria Dodd says there are two main ways animals come into contact with fragrance chemicals – by inhaling the fumes or rubbing against your clothes or skin.

“Researchers have found that through inhalation, these chemicals get into the animal’s bloodstream and affect every organ the blood touches,” Dr. Dodd says.  “Secondly, the chemicals can get into his system through physical exchange with the person’s skin or clothing.” 

Take fabric softeners, for instance.  The chemicals that leave your clothes feeling so soft and fresh-smelling are released into the air and also stay in your clothes for a long time.  So your companion may either inhale the fumes or absorb them through his skin when he snuggles up for a belly rub or a scratch behind the ears.  “The chemicals in fabric softeners are pungent and strong smelling – so strong that they require the use of heavy fragrances just to cover up the smell,” adds veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa.  “Dryer sheets are particularly noxious because they are heated in the dryer and the chemicals are released through dryer vents.”

So is it the smell or the actual chemical that your animal reacts to?  According to Dr. Khalsa, inhaling these toxins has basically the same negative effect on an animal as direct skin contact or ingestion.  “When you inhale pollens or smoke, you get an allergic reaction,” she says.  “Inhaling is just the same as skin contact or ingestion.” 

Symptoms and Treatment 

When animals come into contact with synthetic perfumes, their bodies will begin reacting to them.  Symptoms to watch out for are sneezing, and nasal and eye discharge.  The liver can become toxic, affecting digestion, and immune and musculoskeletal symptoms can also emerge.  Chronic disease may result, or the eventual development of cancer or organ failure.

Itching is another sure sign of a reaction to the chemicals your companion has come in contact with. Dr. Khalsa adds that gastrointestinal symptoms can also occur, but most veterinarians don’t attribute these signs to toxins and chemicals in the environment.

If you suspect your dog may be reacting adversely to any household product, whether it’s scented or not, seek veterinary attention as soon as possible.  Dr. Dodd recommends seeking out a holistic veterinarian who is familiar with detoxification and support methodologies.  “Orthodox veterinarians would only give steroids and antibiotics, which make the health of the animal worse,” she says. 

Dr. Dodd adds that effective treatment consists of detoxification with homeopathic remedies called nosodes.  Support may also be needed for the liver, and respiratory and immune systems, using homeopathy, ortho-molecular supplements and oral oxygen drops. 

Preventing Exposure 

In order to make yourself and your home toxin-free, consider switching all cleaning products – scented or otherwise – to those made with all-natural ingredients.  Baking soda is great when used in either homemade cleaners or just sprinkled right on the surface to be cleaned.  If you have carpets, cornstarch does as good a job as most carpet cleaners.  Lemon juice or white vinegar helps remove grease, mildew and hard water stains.

If you want fragrance, add a touch of lavender oil or rose water to your homemade cleaners.  You can also buy naturally-scented non-toxic cleaners, room sprays, laundry products and deoderizers.  And instead of reaching for a bottle of synthetic perfume, try essential oils such as eucalyptus, jasmine, lavender, rose or sandalwood.  Just be sure to use caution with essential oils if you have cats. 

At the end of the day, we really don’t need to use synthetic fragrances and scents.  As Dr. Dodd so aptly puts it: “Just keep clean – forget the perfume!”

According to the Environmental Working Group, gaps in our public health protection system allow many chemicals on the market without any type of mandatory safety testing.  The EWG also states that chemical companies do not have to prove products are safe before putting them on store shelves.


Reprinted with permission of Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary, home to animals large and small which were abused, neglected, unwanted, at the risk of euthanasia or slaughter.  Here, in Arizona's high desert, they get the care and love they need to heal and live out their lives in peace and comfort. 

Animal Wellness Magazine










Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wacky Wednesday!



Wednesday is the day to be WACKY!  Each week we will showcase a terrierific Cairn picture with an appropriate caption.  If you 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 Miss Macie for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!




Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Sweets!

Sunday is full of SWEETS!  Each week we showcase the sweeter side of Cairns.  If you have a sweet filled Cairn and would like us to consider YOUR photo 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.).

Foster PG aka Peanut Girl

Sweet Eubie fka CP Yuba

Foster Meatie

Skye La Happy 2nd Gotcha!

Foster Ruffian

Foster Nate

Foster Keisha

Fortune

Foster Whitman

Maggie

Foster Melinda

Foster Eppie

Claudio

Foster Grilly

Foster Lulach




Friday, October 14, 2016

Trust: A Deadly but Truly Preventable Disease

Author Unknown
As you now know, Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network was created because a special Cairn Terrier was killed by a car.  Please read this and remember to always keep YOUR new special family member safe, in memory of the Colonel.
 
There is a deadly disease stalking your dog, a hideous, stealthy thing just waiting its chance to steal your beloved friend.  It is not a new disease, or one for which there are inoculations.   The disease is called "Trust".
 
You knew before you ever took your puppy home that it could not be trusted.  The breeder who provided you with this precious animal warned you, drummed it into your head.  Puppies steal, destroy anything expensive left in their path, chase cats, take forever to house train, and must never be allowed off lead!!
 
When the big day finally arrived, heeding the sage advice of the breeder, you escorted your puppy to his new home, properly collared and tagged, the lead held tightly in your hand.   At home, the house was "puppy-proofed".  Everything of value was stored in the spare bedroom, garbage stowed on top of the refrigerator.  Cats separated, and a gate placed across the living room to keep at least one part of the house puddle free.  All the windows and doors had been properly secured, and signs placed in all strategic points reminding all to "Close the door!"
 
Soon it becomes second nature to make sure the door closes nine tenths of a second after it was opened and that it is really latched.  "Don't let the dog out" is your second most verbalized expression.  (The first is "NO!")  You worry and fuss constantly, terrified that your darling will get out and disaster will surely follow.   Your friends comment about who you love most, your family or the dog.  You know that to relax your vigil for a moment might lose him to you forever.
 
And so the weeks and months pass, with your puppy becoming more civilized every day, and the seeds of trust are planted.  It seems that each new day brings less destruction, less breakage, less leakage.  Almost before you know it, your clumsy, wild puppy has turned into an elegant, dignified friend.  Now that he is a more reliable, sedate companion, you take him more places.  No longer does he chew the steering wheel when left in the car.  And darned if that cake wasn't' still on the table this morning.  And, oh yes, wasn't that the cat he was sleeping with so cozily on your pillow last night?
 
At this point you are beginning to become infected, the disease is spreading its roots deep into your mind.  And then one of your friends suggests obedience classes, and, after a time, you even let him run loose from the car into the house when you get home.  Why not, he always runs straight to the door, dancing a frenzy of joy and waits to be let in.  And, remember: he comes every time he is called.   You know he is the exception that disproves the rule.  (And sometimes late at night, you even let him slip out the front door to go potty and then right back in.)
 
Years pass-it is hard to remember why you ever worried so much when he was a puppy.  He would never think of running out the door left open while you bring in the packages from the car.  It would be beneath his dignity to jump out the window of the car while you run into the convenience store.  And when you take him for those wonderful long walks at dawn, it only takes one whistle to send him racing back to you in a burst of speed when the walk gets too close to the highway.  (He still gets in the garbage cans, but nobody is perfect!)
 
This is the time the disease has waited for so patiently.  Sometimes it only has to wait a year or two, but often it takes much longer.  He spies the neighbor dog across the street, and suddenly forgets everything he ever knew about not slipping outdoors, jumping out windows or coming when called due to traffic.  Perhaps it was only a paper fluttering in the breeze, a squirrel, a passer-by, or even just the sheer joy of running....
 
Stopped in an instant.  

Stilled forever - your heart is broken at the sight of his still beautiful body.
 
The disease is trust.  The final outcome: hit by a car.
 
Every morning my dog bounced around off lead exploring.  Every morning for seven years he came back when he was called.  He was perfectly obedient, perfectly trustworthy.  He died fourteen hours after being hit by a car.  

Please do not risk your friend and your heart.
 
Save the trust for things that do not matter.
 
Please read this every year on your puppy's birthday, lest we forget.
 

Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Shop Lynch Creek Farm Now for Holiday Delivery!

Please Feel Free to Cross Post!

Lynch Creek Farm is pleased to partner with Col. Potter again to bring you a special Fundraiser Campaign Col.Potter Cairn Rescue Network Giving Green!  Now through Sunday, December 11th, you can order any beautiful, high quality wreath, centerpiece, or other decorative item for the Holidays, as a Gift, or for your own home, and Lynch Creek Farm will donate a full 20% of your purchase to Col. Potter to help save another Cairn in need!  You can order now for December delivery, easy as 1.2.3!  Not ready to shop?  You can make a straight-up donation via the Lynch Creek Farm campaign and 100% of all donations will go to the Cairns!  100%!!!  A fantastic opportunity to donate or to give a gift that gives twice!

Lynch Creek Farm Presents
Now - December 11th
20% of all proceeds and 100% of all donations
during this time will be sent to

Check out some of our Sunday Sweets Favorites, featuring many Rescued Cairns and friends who have been helped by the generosity and hard work of so many Col. Potter Volunteers - the best gift in any season!



Please Feel Free to Cross Post!

 

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wacky Wednesday!



Wednesday is the day to be WACKY!  Each week we will showcase a terrierific Cairn picture with an appropriate caption.  If you 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 Jack and Chester for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week!