Friday, January 11, 2013

My 'Friday Finds' for 1/11/2013

I have sniffed out some great things this week, let me tell you!  I am very excited to report on my "Finds" on this cloudy South Florida Friday.

First, I have found many new visitors and followers on my blog!  So let me say "Hello and nice to meet you" and a great big "Thank You" to all, including:

Maggie and Duke at 2 Punk Dogs
Sue Kottwitz at For Love of a Dog
Tootsie at Bicontinental Dachshund
Puddles, Albert and Whitney at We Three Doxies
Dolly
Murray and Company at Murray's Mouth
Alien at Romance Puppy
Kirby and his family at Kirby's Dawg Blog
and...Sophie at From Sophie's View

Next, I was nominated by both Kirby at Kirby's Dawg Blog AND Gizmo at Terrier Torrent for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  Thank you so much Kirby and Gizmo!  I am honored.

I will need to review the rules for the Award and then I am going to try to write a most inspirational post about it!  Stay tuned.

And the last thing I found was a new friend on Twitter - Erin.  She is the 'tweeter' for a cause that I have been interested in for some time - Col. Potter's Cairn Terrier Rescue Network (CP - @ColPotterRescue)!

Some back story:  I was NOT adopted from CP.  Ma only came to find CP after looking up Cairn information on the computer.  She limits her visits to the 'Adoptable Cairns' page because she wants to help them all (and dog help me if Ma had a whole pack of Cairns for me to share the house with!).

CP is not a local rescue, but a national rescue.  CP rescues Cairns from all over, and from every circumstance, and places them in foster homes and arranges for adoptions.  Their motto is the best: "Matching Cairns in need of homes with Homes in need of Cairns".  I love it!

Anyway, Erin has given me permission to highlight some of the adoptable Cairn Terriers that CP has in foster homes in my area on my blog.  (Remember my resolution to help shelters and rescues?!?  I did it!!!)  So, here I go!

Honora  (6 year old Wheaten female fostered in Mt. Dora, FL)
Her owner in Long Island surrendered her after Superstorm Sandy. She has itchy allergies (like me!) so her fur is only starting to come back.  But she is a doll, don't you think?













Madeira  (2 year old Wheaten female fostered in Tampa, FL)
Ooh, Madeira is probably still in terrier-puppy mode, a really fun time! She is learning tricks in her foster home and she needs to be the only pet in her forever home.













Minnow  (4 year old Wheaten female in Auburndale, FL)
BOL! Minnow has the makings of a #Destructogang member - she loves to shred paper and raid the toy box.  But she is a sweet girl who even puts herself to bed at night.











Needles  (10 year old Wheaten male fostered in Bradenton, FL)
He is special!!  Poor Needles has been in CP's care since April 2012 (probably because he is "older") and could really use a forever home (you know...we Cairns can live well into our teen years!!).  He is a wise dog who loves kids and walks.










If you, or someone you know, lives in a home in need of a Cairn Terrier won't you please share these adorable dogs - and all the other rescued Cairns at Col. Potter's Cairn Terrier Rescue Network website - with them?!?  Remember...every dog deserves a forever home.

Well, those are my "Finds" for this Friday.  It was another great week for me!  I have joined the Follow-Up Friday blog hop this week - it's my first time.  Thanks to Bringing Up Bella for hosting.



What did you "find" this week?  Whatever you found, I hope it was PAWESOME!

Have a great weekend!

28 comments:

  1. Hey Oz the Great, Jet here. Hi Miss Gina.

    Double congrats on your most well deserved awards. So glad you made new friends, we know some of them as well. :)

    We have a question... when you describe the Cairns as wheaten, is that a color designation? We got confused because Mom said their is a heritage called Wheaton Terrier!

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    1. Hi Jet!!! Thank you for the congratulations! I am so excited about this award!

      Yes, Wheaten for a Cairn is a color. Cairns can come in Black Brindle, Wheaten, Red, Red Brindle, and Gray. There is also a light brindle but we CANNOT be white. The white is the West Highland Terrier (we are pretty much the same dog ecept for color).

      Great question, by the way!

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  2. Hiya Oz.. We follow Col. Potter on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/cpcrn/ and on twitter

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    1. Yay!!!! That's because you are (almost) just like me, Gizmo! I gotta find them on Pinterest. Thanks for the heads up! You are always one paw ahead of me. BOL

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  3. Hehehe, you has me up on your new furiends list...thank you.I is so glad we has metted and now we be furiends.

    Those terriers are all so beautifuls. I hopes witha ll my might dat they all find lovin' furever homes soon.

    Puddles

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    1. Of course you're on my new friends list! I am happy to have you there, dear Puddles.

      Thank you for your hopes for the doggies highlighted here. I really wish they will find forever homes...especially poor Needles. He still has many years of love to give someone!

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  4. Hi!

    Thank you so much for all your warm thoughts on my blog! Yay for new friends!

    Hugs,

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    1. Oh Sallie, we are all so glad that you are home and getting better! I'll keep sending you lots of cuddles!

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  5. OMD Oz, you are gonna LOVE Puddles, she is one KERAZY Doxie!! BOL
    I sure am glads that you are puttin' ups all those lovely terrors (um, sorry TERRIERS) for adoptions! They are the cutest! I'll be keepin' my paws crossed that they gets their furever homes really soons.
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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    1. I do love Puddles, Ruby!!! *whispers* But not as much as you! She is a hoot! I am glad you like the Colonel Potter Cairns. I'm gonna post about them every Friday so hopefully we can find them all forever homes!
      Terriers Rool!

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    1. Thanks pal! Big hello to Gino!!!

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  7. Congratulations on your award and all your new friends! It's nice around here, isn't it?

    Jetty already asked the same question we were thinking when the description of these adorable pups included "Wheaton". I was doing the doggie head-tilt thing trying to figure that one out so thanks for answer Jet's question so fast -- I learned something new today. :)

    Thanks for featuring them and the rescue -- that's one of the cool things bloggers can do -- shine light in places that need it.

    Thanks for joining the hop!

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    1. Hi Leslie! Hi Bella! Thanks for letting me join the hop. It wast first time on this hop.

      You and Jetty keep thinking Wheaton (with an "o" which is a separate doggie) and Cairns are Wheaten (with a "e") like the color of wheat!

      I'm so happy that CP and I were able to connect so I could blog about the Cairns with their permission and help. I'm going to make this a weekly part of my blog and I hope it can help some of my fellow Cairn cuties.

      Thanks again!

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  8. We're so glad we found you and congrats!

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    1. Thanks Murray! We're glad you found us too!

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  9. Such cuties you highlighted! All paws crossed for them!

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    1. Aren't they, Sue?!? I hope they can find homes!!!

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  10. Hi Oz, thanks for joining the Follow-Up Friday blog hop. Great post you have here!

    I love that you're showcasing dogs in need of homes, I think that is the very best way to help them. I hope they all find homes and soon!

    Thanks again for joining us!!

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    1. Thanks Jodi. I'm very excited to be helping CPCRN! I hope these pups can find a home soon!

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  11. Very good work my pal.....is never enuff we can do to elp doggies wiv no furever ome....

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    1. I agree my pal! But we gotta do what we can...

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  12. Great job sharing about all those dogs, Oz. We have our paws crossed that they all find loving forever homes real soon.

    Congratlations on your award, too!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much. I'm really gonna try my best to help. I hope someone will see these previous pups and adopt them!

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  13. Congrats on your award, my friend! You have some great friends!

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  14. Thanks Rem! You are one of those great friends!!

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