by Lee Juslin

Lindenny was turned into a shelter by her owners. With the arrival of a baby, they felt uneasy with Lindenny around the baby. When the shelter received Lindenny, they called Col. Potter Cairn Rescue thinking she was a Cairn.

Estimated to be about twelve years old, Col. Potter believes she is a mix of Yorkie and Peke with no Cairn. The rescue group took her anyway and listed her as part of their non Cairn, Mix It Up group. She is an active girl and does not act like a typical twelve year old.

Chris is fostering Lindenny. “She can be a bit difficult. She has a small dog personality which is a bit of a problem for me as I’m a Cairn person and used to the terrier personality,” Chris told us.


Lindenny is a bit barky but not needy. At Chris’s house, she has to deal with two Cairns and two German Shepherds. She is a bit afraid of the Shepherds as they sometimes step on her. She tends to bully and go after Chris’s submissive male Cairn. Therefore, Chris feels she would do best as an only dog and with someone who is used to toy or small dog breeds.

Lindenny is somewhat food aggressive, so Chris feeds her separately. She enjoys playing with toys and can entertain herself. In fact, she has two prized toys that will go with her. She can be very sweet and loves people. Recently, when some tree people were working in Chris’s yard, Lindenny loved greeting and supervising them. However, she can also be stubborn, and, as Chris told me, “she wants what she wants when she wants it.” Chris calls it her Jekyll and Hyde personality.

This little mixed breed is not a lap dog, but she comes to Chris for attention and has occasionally sat briefly in Chris’s lap. Chris feels she may become a lap dog with her very own person.

Lindenny was adopted to a home with two Cairns. The adoption did not work out because she did not get along with the Cairns. As a result, she was returned to Chris.

Lindenny would do best as an only dog, but she does not need a lot of exercise or a fenced-in yard. She would be happy in an apartment even in the city. She walks well on a leash, but she does not like stairs, perhaps because she has missed steps causing her to roll down the stairs. Chris says she wasn’t hurt and is a bit of a drama queen.

Lindenny would be a good companion in the right home. Because she is not overly needy, she can be left for periods of time if her person has a part time job, does volunteer work, or needs to be away from home for other responsibilities.

If you would like to learn more about Lindenny or the other pups at Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, apply to become a foster parent, or make a donation to help this all-volunteer organization keep on rescuing sweet pups like Lindenny, contact Col. Potter on Facebook or their web site:


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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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