Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wishing You...





Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Are Your Cairns Ready for New Year's Eve Fireworks?

Plan ahead so that you and your Cairns can enjoy New Year's Eve in spite of the fireworks!

We all want to keep our dogs safe and secure in stressful situations, and fireworks can scare them.  Some dogs will exhibit signs of fear that can include pacing, panting, trembling, salivating, trying to escape and/or barking.  Many dogs will actually injure themselves when trying to escape.  (I've even seen dogs that were hit by a car when they tried to flee from noises.)  What can you do to help keep your dog stay calm during the fireworks this weekend?

Here are some suggestions:

1. Consider not taking your dog to the fireworks display.  Make sure that your dog will be calm at home, or stay home with your dog during the fireworks.  Keep your dog confined in a comfortable location, if possible.  Walk your dog BEFORE the fireworks start.

2. Don't try too hard to reassure your dog during a fearful event with petting, soothing words, or extra attention.  This can sometimes exacerbate the problem by reinforcing your dog's fearful response.

3. Some dogs are very sensitive to people's moods and may be influenced by the way that you react to the noise.  It is best to act happy and upbeat or to redirect your dog's attention to some absorbing activity.

4. If you must leave your dog at home alone during the fireworks, consider what would make your dog most comfortable.  Bring your dog indoors.  Would he feel safest in a crate?  Try turning on the radio, television, fan or air conditioner as "white noise".  Make sure you provide a comfortable hiding place or "safe place" for your dog in case he is scared during the fireworks.

5. Pet anxiety studies have shown that music can have a calming effect on a stressed out pet.  I would recommend the Music My Pet CD.  This musical CD was created for the specific purpose of calming pets.  The classical music tracks were arranged to have a smooth soothing dynamic from beginning to end.  And the music is performed using only those instruments that have been proven to have a calming effect on pets (like the harp, flute and piano).  Try playing the CD before the fireworks begin to get your dog into a relaxed state, and continue playing it throughout the fireworks.

So, the best way to deal with this issue is to be prepared.  Before the fireworks begin, anticipate your dog's reaction to these loud noises.  Whenever possible try to avoid exposing your dog to fireworks.  If this is not possible, do everything that you can to make your dog feel more comfortable and secure.  Talk to your dog in a light, cheerful tone that sends a comforting message that the noise is no big deal.  Encourage your dog to find a quiet restful place to wait out the noise.

Have a happy and safe New Year's Eve and take time to be sure that your pets do too!!


Wednesday, December 28, 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 Ty and Tartan for being our Wacky Wednesday models this week!




Sunday, December 25, 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.).

Wishing You a Merry Christmas!
Caruso, Cindel, and Macie

Calvin Yes I'm a Girl!

Fin fka CP Woodbury

Tucker fka CP Derby

Roxie

Foster Jean-Luc

Khan fka CP Baldwin

Zach fka CP Mr. McGregor

Maggie fka CP Arigato

BiBi

Scooby

Falko

Daisy

Brody fka CP Malibu, Ronja, and Evie

Emmis fka CP Cyan

Jimmie E

Sissy

Rocky

Kiki T

Richard Marx and Friends' Christmas Spirit!
 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Hallelujah!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
We all appreciate the fact that calm, consistent structure and positive training is so important when helping a Rescued Cairn evolve from a being a Survivor to becoming a happy, actively engaged family member.   This truth applies well beyond the Canine world, as evidenced in this absolutely  charming video of Kaylee Rogers, a 10 year old autistic girl who also suffers from ADHD, singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah!" with the Killard House Special School Choir in Northern, Ireland.  Enjoy!





Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Wednesday, December 21, 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 Roxanne & Rye for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!




Sunday, December 18, 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.).

Kenzie

Brawny

Lucy and Maggie fka CP Arigato

Sadie Jo

Skye La

Foster Batman

Foster Rough Ryder

Lucas

Rocky, Gabby, and Tess

Carm

A Royal Christmas!








Saturday, December 17, 2016

A Special Christmas Wish...

Wishing the Joy of the Christmas Season for All Those in Need!
Merry Christmas from Kody fka CP IC and his Family!






Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday's Funnies!

Off the Leash

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Keeping Your Cairns Safe & Happy over the Holidays!


Keep the Holidays Safe and Happy for your Cairns!

1. The Christmas Tree
A holiday tree can look more like a playground than a holiday decoration to a curious cat. To keep pets safe, be sure to anchor your holiday tree well so it doesn’t tip and fall.

2. Decorative Dangers
Pets may think tinsel and ornaments are toys – but when ingested, these holiday decorations can obstruct the digestive tract, causing serious health concerns. Ornaments and tinsel should be kept out of your pet’s reach at all times.

3. Gift Safety
Avoid giving pets toys that can be chewed into pieces. There is always the risk of pieces of a chewed toy becoming lodged in a pet’s esophagus or digestive tract. Although cats love yarn and ribbon, the long fibers can also cause intestinal blockages. When giving gifts to furry family members, it’s best to stick to safer toys (like kongs and balls) and healthy treats .

4. Festive Plants
Some holiday plants, when ingested, can cause health problems for pets. Avoid decorative plants such as holly, mistletoe, poinsettias and lilies – which can be the most dangerous. Even pine needles, when ingested, can wreck havoc in your pet’s intestines – so keep your pet away from fallen needles.

5. Human Food
Holiday foods, including fatty meats (especially roasts with bones), gravy, spicy foods, sweets and chocolate should all be kept far away from pets. Make sure to keep your pets away from the holiday table and unattended plates of food.

6. Holiday Beverages
Alcoholic beverages are dangerous when ingested by pets and should never be left on tables that are within your pet’s reach.

7. Holiday Lighting
Don’t leave lighted candles unattended. Be sure candles are placed on a stable surface and always put the flames out prior to leaving a room.

8. Reduce Stresses
The excitement of the holiday season can be stressful for pets, triggering possible illness and intestinal upset. If you’re hosting any holiday parties, make sure pets have a safe place to retreat in your house. And make sure they are wearing current I.D. in case they escape out a door when guests come and go.

9. Tree Water
Standing/stagnant tree water can grow bacteria (making it unsafe for pets to drink) – so it’s best to keep your pet away from the trees so they are not tempted to sip the water.

10. Poison Control
If you believe that your pet might have eaten something toxic, call your veterinarian and Animal Poison Control Center immediately.

Wellness Blog

Wednesday, December 14, 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 Austin for being our Wacky Wednesday model this week!




Sunday, December 11, 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.).

Sadie fka CP Gladwyne

Foster O'Ricky

Buddy and Daisy

Foster Cascade

Pippa and Fiona

Jimmie E

Alice

Foster Betsy W

Mac fka CP Picard

Lucas and Gabby

Foster Uncle Sam

Rocky

Aisha

Foster McKenzie

Chip and Dale

Kenzie and Jack