Saturday, October 30, 2010

The 2011 Col. Potter Cairn Resuce Calendars are Now Available

The 2011 COl. Potter Cairn Rescue Calendars are HERE!!

Just back from the Printers - They look wonderful and are ready to ship.

When ordering, also think of your Vet, your Groomer, your Dog Sitter and all your other Cairn- and Dog Rescue- loving friends.

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Let us know what you think of this newest edition.  Thank you for helping to save another Cairn Terrier and help him find his furever home!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Gauldie Hears a Who

Received this video of CP Girl Gauldie from her Dad in Austin, TX.  He says, "This is what Cairns (particularly rescues) are supposed to do.
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Taryn now has Her Own Furever Family

Here's a pic of Taryn, her new dad Rich and brother Rebel. Taryn's mommie is taking the pic.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

From Kansas to Canada - O'Duffy is a Cairnadian!

O' Duffy, now known as Willy, is not a Yankee anymore. He is now living in beautiful Wasaga Beach, ON Canada with his new proud parents and happy-go-lucky brother, Fred the Schnauzer. As you can see Willy is a much loved dog and making his family proud and happy. Willy flew up to his new home on Friday and seems to have made himself quite at home. Congratulations to Tim, Jan, Fred, and Willy McLeod.

Hi Mary and Bev,
Jan decided to let me do tonight’s update as she’s busy doing banking and getting ready for Willy’s first visit to out vet tomorrow.

Today was day three with Wonderful Willy, and it just keeps getting better and better! This morning started out great with me taking both boys out to do their morning business as soon as they got up. Willy did both duties within about three minutes and was back waiting at the door for Fred to finish. Back into the crates while I got their breakfast ready and then I released the beasts to devour their food. Fred eats in the kitchen and Willy in the back room, just outside his pen. Then they switch positions to check and see if the other left any morsels uneaten. Then back into their crates for half an hour to let their meals settle, and back outside for some exercise.

Both Willy and Fred seem comfortable initiating play and both are okay if the other isn’t interested at the moment. You’d think they’d been together all their lives! Today Willy spotted a squirrel and chased it up a tree, then tried to climb the tree after it. He was so determined, I actually thought for a moment he might do it! They had such a good time in the back yard this morning that I decided to bypass the morning walk and just let them enjoy themselves. By the time they were finished they were ready for a morning nap. After an hour or so the came out and had a good play in the house, then back out for another bathroom break.

Willy has been amazingly swift to learn the cable run. He remembers which side of which tree he has to go on and rarely wraps himself around a tree. At the same time both boys are getting better at not getting their cables crossed. I thought it would take a lot longer than this to teach them but everything is going so well.

This afternoon we left them alone in their crates for an hour or so while we went to visit Jan’s Mom in the nursing home. There was no problem when we went out and both were sleeping when we came home. Tomorrow we’ll do it again a few more times to get ready for the work week but it certainly doesn’t appear that it will be an issue.

Tonight after the family walk the boys had another BIG play inside and then both collapsed in front of the fireplace. I wish we had a picture of that scene, but I know both of them would have bounded up to see what we were doing if we went to get the camera. I’ll have to plan ahead for it next time.

Willy and Fred are such a good match it’s almost as if we’re living in a dream. Fred is much happier with Willy here, and Willy really seems to enjoy his company too.

Thank you Mary for the amazing job you’ve done in turning our scared little boy into the most loving companion we could ever wish for. He’s fitting into our family very well and you can tell he’s feeling more secure here every day. We can’t thank you enough.

We saw your last update on Willy on the CPCRN website. Thank you so much, it was very touching and we want to assure you that we will give him the best care that we can for as long as he is alive.
Thanks again to both of you for all you’ve done. There will be more updates as the week goes on.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Earnhardt Has Been Adopted

Earnhardt is traveling with his new forever family as they return to their home in Colorado. He was a little alarm clock dog, waking me to let him out at 5 am when he first arrived, but gradually learning to wait until a more reasonable time of 7 am. He will have a fur brother named Motley who also like to play and I am sure they will entertain their parents as well as themselves.
Kaaren J - Tecumseh, KS

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Busy Buddy!

Dear Sherry,
Thanks for helping us with our adoption. Everyone involved was really great and we think we made a great choice. Buddy is a great dog, he gets along with our old lady Missy great, she was a little nervous around him at first but she is warming up to him every day. We have no problems with him, and he settled in here like he lived here all his life. He loves going on rides to the parks and lakes in our area and loves trying to chase everything that crosses his path. During the week he goes for two walks every day and every weekend is somewhere special, I don't think he has seen the same park twice yet. He runs and swims all weekend and still doesn't tire, Val, Missy, and I have a hard time keeping up with him. He is a great addition to our family and we couldn't have asked for a better dog. He does have one problem I forgot to mention, thunderstorms. He gets really angry at the storms and runs around barking, not because he's scared, just angry at the storm. We are working on it but don't really care because he makes up for it with everything else he does. We really love him and would like to thank everyone at Col. Potter.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bella fka Nashua: Six Months of Happiness!

Hi, This is Jackie W here with a +6 month follow-up on our beautiful new girl, Bella (fka Nashua). She is completely at home in her forever home and what's more is we can't imagine life with out her. She is Mama's girl, although she loves everyone. We start most days at 6:30 am with a 3 mile walk. Yep, Bella loves it and probably gets more mileage with the "side-to-side" walk she does. And she loves to stop and eat an apple or pick up a stick to carry. Next, she goes for a ride with Dad (Carl) to Dunkin Donuts for his coffee. Then it's nap time. Afternoons are more play time, usually chasing squirrels in the back yard and fetching balls. And at the end of her day, she loves climbing up her steps and snuggling in bed with her mom, dad and sister, Abby.

She is a sweet and joyous dog. For the most part, the two Cairns get along although Bella likes to guard any type of food and can provoke Abby with that. Carl & I are so thankful for Col Potter and the wonderful work they do. We will always be ambassadors for rescue dogs. Actually, they bring far more than we could ever give them. Thank you, all of you, for caring so much about these wonderful dogs. They have blessed our lives!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Flower's Swimming Hole

Here is Flower in her personal swimming pool - life guard supervised, of course.  She loves it as you can tell. It will be sad when it gets colder, the pool will be closed until next spring. The green vegetation is water cress, ready to be picked.  She is the best cairn in the world - I am just a little prejudice. 

She now loves going in the car, but still can't have any food before. I am sure she will get better with time. We are going on a big adventure next week - a visit to my sister's in Va.    Louise (Corgi), Flower and I are going to spend a few days with their cousins ( 4 legged) and my sister.   Flower loves to play with "Maggie" who is a miniture version of an Irish Setter.   Louise and her sister, Thelma, will be happy to watch.   
All the best,