Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kesy's Gotcha Day - PM to Princess!

Today is Kasey's Gotcha Day - one year ago John and I drove to New Jersey and picked her up from Denise and Andre. I can't believe it's been a year already! 

Kasey was originally known as Backpack (from the Back to School Intakes Group) and was a puppy mill mom. Because of her background, she had some issues that we needed to overcome. For the first few months she was here, we had to carry her in and out of doors. She didn't really like walking very far and was hesitant when greeting other dogs. She also had some issues with men and, at times, I felt badly for John, who spoiled her even more than I did :)

Last week John and I went away and couldn't take Kasey with us on this trip. So we had to use the DREADED KENNEL. Though I don't want to do that too often, I think she really benefited from her stay. Since she's been home, she seems a little more lively than before. The other
day John opened the front door, and she tore out to greet our neighbors' dogs, Sierra and Nevada - she never would have done that before (although that can also be a bad thing :) 

She loves to take two or three-mile walks now. The biggest change was the other day when I wasn't home - she went down to the basement where John has his office and laid on the sofa while he worked at his desk. That really made his day! Right now she's standing at the top of the basement stairs "talking" to John because he's not moving fast enough - I keep telling him not to say the word "ride" until we're ready to go out the door.

As I mentioned before, while we were recently visiting our daughter, Kasey got swatted on the head when she tried to play with Pete, their very large cat. Their resident chihuahua also is not a "player" - so Harriet and her CP adoptee, Zoe, came to visit one day. It was great meeting
them, but Zoe was not inclined to play either. We're planning on trying that again. I've attached a photo of Kasey and Zoe and also one of Kasey sitting in her favorite chair (we love how she props herself up on the arm of the chair :)

Since we adopted Kasey, we've helped out with a few transports. I'd like to encourage everyone to do that - it's so much fun transporting the dogs and seeing the different personalities. And it's also great meeting other people involved in CP. 

Adopting a dog from Col Potter is quite an amazing process and I just want to say thank you again for all you do. 

John & Donna B, Baltimore


Attachment(s) from Donna Bennett

Sunday, October 23, 2011

CP Kids MeetUp: Dobri and Rommel now Furever Fursibs

Rommel's new family stayed up late last night just to send this to us.  Here's Rommel meeting his sister for the first time.  They did this in the park (on neutral ground) and it looks like it was a good time.
Can't you just hear Dobri (CP's Pencil) saying:  "Wow, look what Mom and Dad got me!  Thanks, Mom!! Thanks, Dad!"
Marie mentioned that it looks like Rommel will be Daddy's boy, and since Dobri is Momma's girl, Dad would be elated to have a Daddy's boy.  Dobri is a little shy and Momma's girl, Rommel is bold and Daddy's boy.  Perfect!

Central Florida
Foster Mom Becky says: 

I just heard from Chain's new family. He met their resident girl and they at first sort of ignored each other, but has now had one play session which went well. Chain has been a good boy and pottied outside (as opposed to inside). He is very curious about his new home and yard, and is learning new limits and house rules. They are really looking forward to bonding this weekend and taking lots of pictures. I really like this family.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Regenbogen's Adoption Day

Foster Mom Mary reports:

This little girl has a wonderful new family who already adore her.  They are staying in KC tonight, and heading back to Louisville tomorrow.  She will have much more individual attention, and will only have to share with one fur brother.  Happy forever to my wee little foster girl.

For Adonis Foster is Furever!

Adonis, of the Famous Lovers group, has gotten a mom that loves him for who he is, who loves him regardless of his issues. That would be me! 

Adonis didn't want to be touched when he got here and I've had to learn to not do that, to learn to respect his boundaries. There have been a few nips and a completely apologetic Adonis, but most people just wouldn't understand him or love him as I do. As with Nettie, who was a resource guarder, she would go on attack when she saw any other dog and I was touching her, and I love her dearly. Now she rarely has these tendencies, tho they do occur on occasion and without warning.

Adonis does well with the resident dogs, looks out for Nettie, and plays a little with my boy, Kenzie. I have loved this boy from day one, he's so handsome and just too smart for his own good. We will continue to work with his issues. He's such an important part of my life and I'm so thankful CP rescued him this year from the Ohio hoarder in February (they had 200 dogs stacked in crates inside the home).

Adonis is about 5.5 years old, but is such a independent thinker (like the girls) and almost like a grouchy old man. Vet exams/tests have shown no reason for his touchiness. He's had marvelous breakthroughs at my home and will continue to get better.

I so thrilled to be approved to adopt a second foster....didn't take as long to be approved as the first one in 2002, lol. There are some fosters you just don't want to live without and now I've got two of them. I would never have met them if it hadn't been for CP coming to the rescue of these precious babies. Please remember to play NLOL and donate what you can, either funds or be a foster home or a volunteer on another team. Without all of you, there would be so few cairns enjoying the good life they deserve.

Sandy A in TX

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bradshaw is a Real Lovey!

I adopted the sweetest boy from CP recently! His name was Bradshaw, but we have gone back to his previous name, Lovey. It so fits him because he is such a LOVE! He is housebroken, gets along with everyone, won't get on furniture or our bed unless invited (wish my cairns were as well behaved!) & never barks in the house! 

His favorite activities are bird watching (hopefully not catching), playing with toys & long walks with his Mom. This guy is as close to perfect as a cairn can be! He does have some skin issues, but my vet has prescribed meds that are working well & he is on grain-free food.

My 3 year old CP girl Mia is so happy to have a buddy to play with & my old cairns are happy that she is leaving them alone! We took a trip to the beach last Sunday. Lovey enjoyed swimming with my sister's golden Sadie. Many thanks to Chris Co for being such an awesome Foster Mom & to my friend Mary N for helping to complete my pack.

Lisa, happy new Mom in MA
Max--We have a new dog? I hadn't noticed, I only have eyes for Mom.
Mia--I love my new buddy!
BZ--I'm 15, don't play too close to me, I'm napping.
Lovey--Good food, treats, toys, fenced yard, long walks, doggie buddies--what more could a cairn want? Thanks CP!