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A Sweet, Cuddly Boy Needs a Home

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
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by Lee Juslin

SoBear Blackie is a Shih Tzu mix. When his parents, who were volunteers with Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, both died, SoBear came back to the caring arms of Col. Potter.

This sweet boy is fostering with Joanna, an experienced CP volunteer. She calls him Otis or Odie as that’s what his humans called him. SoBear Blackie is a donated name in memory of a beloved pup that has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Check at the end of this article to learn how to donate a name.

SoBear Blackie

Joanna says that Otis is a real sweetie. She has a small dog of her own, and Otis gets along well with him. He also enjoys his walks which are meet and greet activities for Otis. He walks very nicely on a leash, and views every person he meets as a friend. In fact, his favorite greeting is to roll over, show his belly to new friends, and hope for a tummy rub.

Otis is not at all aggressive. He loves to play with other dogs. He is not especially interested in toys, but he enjoys a bone to chew on.

Otis is about twelve years old. He has only one eye but is otherwise healthy except for some arthritis in his rear legs. Joanna has him on an over-the-counter arthritis med which seems to help, and he has even begun to run. She lives on the third floor and, since stairs can be difficult for Otis, she carries him up and down. Otis is fine with this arrangement as he loves to be held.

Joanna says that Otis is a very cuddly boy who loves to be close to his person. He also enjoys lap time.

Otis, aka SoBear Blackie, would be fine in an apartment. He does not necessarily need a fenced-in yard because, with his arthritis, he is not apt to wander. Otis previously lived with two other dogs that have since been adopted. So, he would like another dog to play with and, of course, a supply of bones to gnaw on. He is afraid of thunder storms and will seek out his person to cuddle with when the thunder starts. If he can’t find his person, he will find a hiding place.

He would be fine with kids as long as they are old enough to know how to treat a dog. It is unknown how he would be with cats, but being so non-aggressive, a cat friend might be fine.

Otis is an older boy, but he is still active. He would love a home with someone who is home much of the time to give him the attention and cuddles he craves.

If you would like to learn more about CP, volunteer, or make a very welcome financial donation to help dogs like SoBear Blackie (aka Otis) go to their website or FB page. Remember, breed rescues like CP with an all-volunteer staff, depend on financial, tax free donations from individuals as well as support for their fund raising activities.

You can also make a donation to name a rescued dog to honor a beloved family member, a friend, or beloved pet.

Col. Potter is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, so this is an excellent time to make a donation.

Website: www.cairnrescue.com
FB: www.facebook.com/CPCairnRescue

Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section & watch for more stories. You can also keep up with our pet articles by joining our KRL Facebook group.

Want to know how to see your ad like this at the end of an article? Email KRL at life@kingsriverlife[dot]com by replacing the [dot] for more info. 10% of all ad sales goes to animal rescue.

Lee Juslin is a free lance copywriter living in North Carolina with her husband, Scott, and her band of misfits: Tarquin, a Wheaten Scottish Terrier, and three handicapped cats. They can be seen on their website: Hampshire Hooligans. She owns I B Dog Gone, a small embroidery business and is the author of the Nurse Frosty books for children and Frosty’s Story: Tales of a Therapy Dog. She supports a number of national and regional terrier rescue organizations.

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1 Pam Judah
Twitter: @Pam Judah
September 19, 2021 at 11:27am

This lady is doing Gods Work. All his creatures great and small.
May God Bless her and her Animals every day. ?????????????

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