by Lee Juslin
Kerri, a little Cairn girl, is currently in a Col. Potter foster home. Caryl, her foster mom, says she is a sweet girl that just wants to be near her person. She loves to curl up on a lap, and she sleeps on the bed with Carly. Carly calls her my little Klingon.
When Kerri came to Caryl, she was overweight. Caryl has been working on her weight over the several months that Kerri has been with her and has put Kerri on a special weight loss food. As a result, she is now about twenty pounds. The vet has set her goal weight at nineteen pounds.
As a girl of a certain age, Kerri sleeps a lot, preferably in her person’s lap, but has a robust appetite. She is not big on toys but does have a couple of squeaky toys that she enjoys playing with.
Kerri at thirteen is in good health. She had lived as an only dog with an older woman, and, then, when her owner died, the woman’s daughter took Kerri. When it didn’t work out, the daughter turned her over to Col. Potter.
Although Kerri has had surgery for bladder stones, the surgery was successful, and now Kerri’s only medicine is for her thyroid, which is less than ten dollars per month. She had not been diagnosed or on thyroid meds when she came to Caryl, and, when Carly first saw her, she saw a Cairn with a dull coat and in overall poor shape. She simply did not look well. However, once her thyroid problem was discovered and she was put on meds, her coat and overall appearance improved noticeably.
Kerri came to Caryl along with an older, male Cairn. She tends to bully him on occasion, and will even take a toy from him. He is handicapped so can not stand up to her intimidation. Caryl feels this behavior on Kerri’s part may be due to jealousy, or the fact that she has always been an only dog. However, the two pups are fine when they are outside together or when they are on the bed together.
Kerri was used to a doggie door in her previous home allowing her to go out on her own as necessary. She does not spend much time outdoors so would not need a fenced-in yard. She also does not need many walks, but she does need to go outside regularly.
Kerri is currently accepting applications for her forever home. Her first choice would be a home with a single woman, perhaps retired, who would be home with lots of time to cuddle and hang out. She would also be happy with someone who has only a part-time job. In short, she wants her own person who will spend time loving her and providing a cozy lap to sleep in.
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