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New foster Cairn

I got up early this morning, gassed up the car, put air in my tires, and set off for East Texas to meet the last leg of the transport for our new foster. His name is now Ajax and he is just as cute as can be!!!! He is an owner surrender, rather than a puppy mill dog, so he doesn't have the social or grooming issues they do. His main problem is that the owner didn't 'have time' for him and never housebroke him! Yikes. That's my job to get him ready for adoption, and if it weren't for that, I would say he was ready to go today.

I had to meet the transport in Mount Pleasant, TX. It's about 1 1/2 - 2 hours from here, but it's a nice, easy drive. I left around 10 and had a good time laughing at some of the strange sites you see, like the buffalo ranch. The coordinator called to say that the last leg of the transport was running about 60-90 minutes late, so I got to hang out in the bustling metropolis that is Mt. Pleasant. Wow. I felt like I was in Mayberry.

To kill time, I started looking for unique little shops. I found a children's consignment shop with the nicest lady working the desk. I lucked out and got a LOT of clothes for the boys to grow into, and they were also having a 75% off sale on some things. I ended up with 22 items of clothing (pants, shorts, polos, button-downs and sweaters) for just $48!!!! SCORE!

Just down the road, I found a 6000 square foot antique store. I could have stayed there ALL DAY!!!! I got a pair of fleece houseshoes, a GREAT leopard print rolled hat, a milk-glass hen on a nest and FOUR different miniature HOAN's. I have NO IDEA why I've started collecting these things. They make me crazy and have no relevance to my decorating style. It all started with the carnival glass one my mother gave me and now I have three big ones and four little ones sitting on top of the TV receiver. Blue carnival glass, amber glass, milk glass for the big ones, and light blut, orange, black and blue for the little ones. Wheee!!!

Has anyone that lives around here been up to Princeton Village? I have to go back there when I have more time - it's only about 30 minutes from here. Imagine a vast trailer park fronted by what looks like a long line of u-store-it garage door type things. Maybe about 40-50 units long. It seems there are a group of people who live there (I'm assuming) and spend their weekends selling stuff out of their storage unit. Some have gone so far as to create storefronts just behind the garage door. Once the door is open, there is a wall with windows and an entry door just behind it. It's a great big flea market setting. It is also prime for haggling as NOTHING appears to be marked with prices.

Oh well, on to getting the house cleaned up a bit and resting from a very active day.

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trshtwns01
Nov. 25th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Cairns are pretty low maintenance - they don't really shed, this guy is really good with kids, and they are very devoted. We've had our Cairn for over 9 years and I can't imagine life without a Cairn around. My husband grew up with a Cairn and we had to get one when we got our house.

Ajax is amazingly sweet. All of the 'problems' that the owner said she gave him up for were because he was just left alone. I put a belly band on him because they said he was not housebroken. He had one accident but hasn't had one since, so I haven't put the band back on him. No accidents. I think he had to be trained at one point and just 'lost' it because he was cooped up all day.

He's so sweet. He has to stay with us for at least two weeks, but I'll post the link to his adoption blog with the Col. Potter's Cairn Rescue in the next week, and we'll have lots of photos and stories on there.