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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Roxanne Marks 1 Year in Forever!

Pawtributed by CP Roxanne aka Roxie


Mommy asked me to take a break from my toys to sit for a 1 Year photo!

It’s me!  Roxanne! Can you believe I have been here in my Forever Home for a Whole Year?!!!

Look at my New Boots!  I LOVE the snow now!!
Of course I LOVE being outside on the grass too!

Mommy and Daddy are so Happy, they decorated the house and took a nice green tree from outside (where I love to be!) and brought it in the house!  They put all kinds of decorations on it and – best of all – they put a whole bunch of packages under the bottom branches!  Full of Toys!!!!
My sister Rye, also a CP girl, likes to dress up too!!
Mommy kept calling it a “Christmas Tree”, and she was very nice and put things under there for my sister Rye and my brother, Jasper, too, but I know it was all to celebrate my arrival last December!  I sure hope they do this every year!
We also love to cuddle in Mommy’s lap!
Mommy was also saying how happy she was that I have learned so, so, so much this year!  I learned, for example, to sit and wait for my own bowl of food, and because I have been so good, I can eat in the kitchen now with everyone else!  I also learned that I don’t have to worry about protecting my toys and my bones – nobody here is going to take them away from me!  I even share them with Rye and Jasper and they let me play with their stuff as well!
Even better than that, I learned that I LOVE sleeping in bed with Mommy and Daddy and Rye and Jasper!  It is soooooo much nicer than staying in my crate all night!  Happy!  Happy!  Happy!
It is not fun to be sick…
I wasn’t feeling good a while back, and I found out that my Mommy and Daddy loved me so much, they took me to the doctor and took really good care of me, made me feel all better again!  And another thing:  I decided my groomer was worthy of my trust and I let her trim my nails with no fuss whatsoever!  Took a while, but I got there!
…but my Mommy and Daddy took very good care of me!
Well, back in July, I said you should “look for me here in another six months” and I hope you agree it was worth the effort!   All and all, I’d say it’s been a very good year and I hope to have more happy stories for you Next December!

Happy New Year to you all!

Love,
Roxanne


Check out my 6 Month Report!
http://postadoption.blogspot.com/2013/07/roxanne-marks-six-months-at-home.html


Sunday, December 22, 2013

CP Valtteri nka Fritzi Sees his Future Clearly!

Contributed by Fritzi fka Cp Valtteri

CP Valtteri nka Fritzi
Fritzi here!  I know you knew me for so many months as CP Valtteri - and I really did love my time with Foster Mom, Suzanne H. on Vancouver Island – but now I am Fritzi and I am thrilled!  Even the two cats here are easy to get along with!

Speaker, Fritzi, and Benny behold the beauty of nature!
I have two great dog companions, Benny the Whippet and Speaker the Lab, and the fun we have is so exciting!  I know my Mom sent you pictures of us all laying around, relaxing, or contemplating the beauty of nature, but we also do something that is way more fun!  Mom loves taking us for walks and hikes, but the best part is coming home when we get to play “race-horse”!  Mom opens the driveway gates and the three of us race the length of the driveway to the finish line!  WooHoo!!!  It is so much fun!  Mom says the noises I make during this daily race are so funny, it has become one of the highlights of her day too!

Fritzi and Benny catching a few rays!
Fritzi hanging out with Speaker and Benny
Fritzi loves to ride shotgun on the back of the sofa!

Not bad for a 10 year old Cairn, pretty much blinded by cataracts!

My Mom says that she has a lot of respect for this little Cairn, and she is so glad she adopted me!  As I look at the present and the future, I think it is safe to say that the feelings are absolutely mutual!

Fritzi loves his toys!
Life is looking good!

Thank you Col. Potter and Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!







Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kody Makes Christmas Bright!!!

Written by Kody fka CP IC

Kody fka CP IC, loving Life in Forever!

Kody here!  I am having a Super Christmas – my very first one!  All because I was part of the Col. Potter Super Transporter Group (CP IC to be exact) and my Mom and Dad were Super ready to have a new bundle of joy – and that was me!

I have heard Mom tell Dad that they got “the best Christmas gift early this year” when I came into their lives on Nov. 8, 2013.  She says that, after being without a dog for seven months, they were so happy to have me to love - and that I brought laughter back into their home!   I do my best!

I’m all my Mom & Dad need for Christmas!!

Thank you Col. Potter Volunteers for all you do, and, from me and my Happy Mom & Dad, we wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Read my Intake story:






Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mr. Bogey Celebrates his 5th Gotcha Day!

Written by his Mom

Bogey fka CP Brigand


Today is the fifth anniversary of the day Mr. Bogey (CP's Brigand fostered by Carol L.) came flying into my life.  His fur-sibs and I are celebrating wildly, since his arrival brought not just a sweet furry fella, but also a relationship with Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.  Talk about a two-fer!!!

My handsome fella will be 14 next week.  Lots to be thankful for!

THANK YOU ALL for everything you do!

Charlotte K. in Kansas



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gertie’s Christmas Greetings!!!

Written by Gertie fka CP Trudy Lou

Gertie fka CP Trudy Lou, nice and comfy in Forever!


Hello!  My name is Gertie, though you might remember me as CP Trudy Lou.  This is a very Special Christmas because I have now been in my Forever home for 2 years  - and it's Great!  My Mum thinks I’m Special!  She say's I’m her “Angel” who came into her life when we needed each other.  I think she’s pretty angelic too!


I just Love to help my Mum!

Well, we have a lot of White Stuff on the ground here in Idaho at the moment.  I like to rub my nose in it when we go for walks!   I especially love it because I get to wear my beautiful red coat, and everyone says how cute I am!

Mum and I want to wish everyone at Col Potter a Merry Christmas!

Read my Intake Story:






Sunday, December 15, 2013

Yes Charlie Brown: Santa Does Have Cookies!!!

Contributed by Mom, Pam M.

Lottie, Husker, Nickie, and Charlie Brown


CP Lottie, CP Husker, CP Nickie, and Charlie Brown (who came from a Shelter in Kansas) all heard me say “Santa is coming with a COOKIE for you!” and you can see they all believe – except Lottie, who could care less!

The boys are all 5 years old and Lottie (mill mama) is 10, and they all wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

HO HO HO!!!




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Smudge Sparkles in Obedience!

Written by Smudge fka CP Champ


Smudge fka CP Champ

Well, Hello!  Smudge here!  My Mom is all excited about me earning my 3rd Leg and Title in AKC Rally Obedience, Novice B Division, but I have to confess, I am a little confused by all of this.  I mean, I started out in Iowa, four and a half years ago, with 4 legs all by myself – well, I guess my Momma and Poppa had something to do with it – but you know what I mean!

Smudge earns his 3rd Leg at AKC Trials

Obedience Trials is something my Mom used to do, a long time ago, before she had me, and she just decided that I was too smart to not get back into it.  We have done a lot of training over the years, and then she signed us up for this Leg thing.  Mom and I “finished” in three straight shows, all scores in the 90's out of 100.  Mom is like, “Smudge is a rock star!” but I am still confused – I still only see 4 legs, not 7… - but I am happy that Mom is so happy!

Smudge and Mom working together!

You know, I’m not so sure about the “obedience” part of this either.  I mean, Mom and I do a lot of training, we work together to get these “legs”, and we are both doing something we really want to do, so “obedience” …maybe not so much.  I am, after all, a Cairn!

Smudge training for Agility…
…putting his best foot forward!
Now, where’s that Kissing Booth?...

Take a Look at my Intake (OK, sort of… Really my Mom & Dad’s) Story:

Take a Look at my Birthday into Freedom Story:

Take a Look at my 9 Weeks Old Story (I am Very cute!):

Take a Look at me in Kindergarten Training Class (Watch for the water bowl…):




Saturday, November 16, 2013

Wiggles Delivers 5 years of Forever Moments!

Written by Wiggles fka CP Erin Renee

Wiggles fka CP Erin Renee doing QA for the grandkids

Hello there!  Little Miss Wiggles here!  I have been with my Forever Family now for Five years!  Five!  Ever since I was a little 10 month old baby!  My Mom is always talking about me like I’m some kind of wild hooligan (like Tigger and Harv are just “perfect”!), so I thought you might like to get the scoop from my perspective…


This is my yard, and I’d love for you to come and play!

I am, after all, a Cairn – all 11.5 lbs. of me!  I love to play with everyone and everything!  I love to outsmart Mom and Dad whenever I get the opportunity (See: Not sneaky; just Smart!... Hehehehehe…).  I love to let people know what I am thinking – and I will talk ‘till the cows come home – whatever that means!  I can also be every bit as deaf as the next Cairn when it comes to taking instruction from Mom and Dad.  I am, after all, a Cairn!

See?  I am very good when playing with the grandkids!

Now, of course, I shower Mom and Dad with kisses, and, just for them, I wiggle my whole back end continually while my tail wags a mile a minute.  I mean, they named me “Wiggles” so I guess this means a lot to them!

I love everyone I meet, and I adore all of the grandkids!  Mom and Dad often Foster other Cairns in need, so I play a big role helping them, working hard to teach them how to play tug with the toys, and definitely how to play zoomies around the yard and house.  Important skills for every Cairn!

I also do QA for the Fosters…
…Got to make sure these rope toys are up to snuff!
So, Mom can say what she wants, the truth is that I am genuinely affectionate, truly loving, and the Cutest Darn Cairn ever!  I am also very happy to have had the opportunity, for each day of these past five years, to wiggle into my Mom and Dad’s laps whenever they sit down – and I plan to keep on doing it!


Take a Look at my Intake Story:

Take a Look at my 1st Christmas:

Take a Look at my 1st Year Gotcha Story:

Take a Look at me playing with Tigger in the Snow!: