Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bijoux Celebrates Sweet 16!

Bijoux marks her Sweet 16 in style!

Bijoux Harmon celebrated her 16th birthday on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Apalachicola.  Bijoux has brought much joy, happiness, and consternation in her 16 years – as any true Cairn lover can understand!  She is a well-traveled little dog, and a fine little studio dog, the inspiration for Oystertown Dog Designs.

Bijoux was 2013 Mardi Paws Queen.  She is a proud member of Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network, which rescues, rehabilitates, and places Cairns throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Bijoux’s Birthday Wish is for all dogs to have loving, caring, Forever homes, and to enjoy a long, well-cared-for life as she has!

Happy Birthday, Bijoux!

Read her original Sweet 16 story in The Times, Apalachicola & Carrabelle:

Monday, February 10, 2014

Reiki Reaches Forever!

Written by CP Reiki

CP Reiki here, ready to travel to Forever!

Dear Foster Mom and Dad:

I arrived safely at my new home!  I rode on a plane, a train, and in an automobile - and an elevator!  I didn't like the elevator...  My new Mom says I was a good boy on the trip.  I didn't bark on the plane or anything!

Planes, trains, and loving arms!

My new home is okay, but it's cold here.  When I go outside I don't stay very long!  The first day I was here I followed my new big sister into the house, through a hole in the door my new Mom calls a “doggie door”.  That way I didn't have to wait in all the snow when I wanted to go inside.  Then, a couple of days later, I saw my big sister go outside through the hole.  She didn't have to ask permission or anything!  I figured, if she could do it, so could I.  My new Mom says I'm a good dog.  Now I can go outside anytime I want!

My new sister’s bed is very comfy…

They have food and water here and my bowl is never empty.  The first day I was here I ate it all in a hurry before someone else ate my food, but now I just eat a few mouthfuls at a time ‘cuz I know there's always food and water.  And I have all the squeaky toys and rawhide bones I want!  And warm, fuzzy blankets to sleep on!

…but I also love my soft blankets!

My new Mom's two-legged puppy sometimes gets down on the floor and plays with me.  We play with my new toys and he tickles me!

I spend a lot of time in the big room called a “shop” with Mom.  She says until I learn my “shop manners” – whatever that means - I have to be on a leash.  That’s O.K. though.  I like being in the shop ‘cuz all sorts of people come in, and most of them want to pet me!

And at night when my new Mom has a chance to sit down, I jump into her lap and she holds me until I fall asleep.

I think this nice soft easy chair is perfect!

I know you must miss me, Foster Mom and Dad, because I do miss you too, but I think I might really like this place!

Thank you for everything!

Love, Reiki

Friday, February 7, 2014

CP Leilani nka Lily Blossoms in Forever!

Written by Lily fka CP Leilani on her 2 Month Gotcha Day!

Lily fka CP Leilani is sitting pretty in her new home!

“Miss Lily!  What do you think you’re doing?”  Do you know how many times my New Mom said that the first two weeks I was here?  Actually, I wasn’t that bad!  I had to try and do things my way – I am, after all, a Cairn Princess!

This New Mom was a real challenge, however.  She didn’t let me get away with much of anything – even when I gave her my cutest look!  I guess I can’t complain, though, because every day I feel more and more secure with this New Mom!  I’ve been bounced around quite a lot in my short life, so a little piece of me doesn’t want to let down my guard, but this New Mom is just worming her way into my heart, and when I look in her eyes I know what I am seeing is True Love!

Lily loves to hang out with her new brother Hershey

Just to make things even better, this New Mom came with a New Brother!  Hershey is quite handsome and a real character!  He let me watch the street from his special perch, and he even let me take over the barking duty whenever there is an invasion happening from outside.  We play and play, in the house and out in our nice fenced yard – until I want to stop – and then Hershey hangs around my crate when I am resting, guarding me, I think.  I am not sure if he thinks I need protection or, like our Mom says, he wants to make sure I don’t go anywhere!

Need some help with that camera, Mom?
Lily loves sitting by the window – but also loves treats!
OK, Mom?  Can I take it off now?

It seems hard to believe that it has only been three months since that nice lady from Col. Potter saw how much I needed help and pulled out the stops to get me on a transport to my Foster Home.  Now, I have been with Hershey and my New Mom for two full months, but it seems sometimes like I was always here – or always meant to be here!  Oops!  There goes my guard again!  Sigh…  What a nice thing to even start to believe that I might be Home Forever!

Back to the window with Hershey!  Got work to do!

Thank you to all the Volunteers at Col. Potter for caring enough to give me this great new leash on life!

Take a Look at Leilani’s Intake Story: