Favorite Toy: scrubber, paper money (when she can find it!)
Favorite Food: Natural Balance Sweet Potato-Fish kibble and treats, Sam's Yams, green beans, carrots, yogurt
Favorite Walk: neighborhood tours in her doggie stroller, doggie park
Best Tricks: sign language! Cali has learned SEE signs to keep up with things going on around her! Just try signing "cookie" or "eat" around her!!!
Arrival Story: A local breeder had three 8 week old puppies left. While waiting for the husband to bring the puppies in from the kennel, I played with the mama and daddy dog! The daddy was quite the energetic yapper and was bringing me every toy in the house! The mama dog was so gentle and tender! She jumped up on the couch where I was sitting and curled her body right next to me as she laid her head right in my lap! Soooooooo calm and easy going!
When the husband walked in with the puppies, it was love at first sight as I instantly spotted Cali! She seemed to have that quiet personality like her mama, while her siblings were scampering all about like their daddy! Guess what? Not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cali has grown up and shown me through the years that she is a genuine mix of her mama and daddy! She is quick as a wink in her responses, relentless barker when she persues something and rises with the sun! Yet, like her mama, she loves a puppy and transforms to the patient nanny when around one! She just seems to know the times when to be gentle & quiet and she moves her body quietly during those times!
Bio: Cali is exceptionally intelligent and has a very keen sniffer!
She loves to find money (bills only!) and bring it to my attention! Cali has found money hidden under, on top of and inside things (like my pocketbook!) Never messes with paper, just money!!!!
Though she has some declining vision and hearing, Cali has the energy of a puppy! (Probably has alot to do with "throwing" her back/neck out at times from all of the jumping around! ) With doggie steps in every room and a trundle/ day bed in her playroom, Cali still manages to scale any surface ! She loves sitting on her windowbox, watching the neighborhood dogs take their daily walks and she always gives them her "What's up?" bark!
***********UPDATE: CALI IS NOW COMPLETELY DEAF. EVEN SO, SHE ROLLS WITH THE PUNCHES AND GETS ALONG JUST FINE WATCHING FOR HAND SIGNS!***********
A day that is forever etched into my soul! Cali, when you left me, my heart was broken! Days and nights had no order, I was completely lost! Operating on autopilot, I faced each day forward with a veneer simply to get by. Mama cried for her Best Girl day in, day out! Holding onto precious treasures each night, falling asleep clutching your favorite blanket.......how I longed for one more day with you! Then, you sent me a sign! Four months later, Ruby arrived! Yes, she makes me happy and I feel needed once again! Cali, I love you now and forever! thank you for watching over us! You mean the world to me!
Cali, today I figured out something. I was thinking about how you hated the sun and hot weather as I was watching little Ruby play In the backyard. All your habits, things you liked and things you detested are so etched in my mind that each time I am flooded with your memories, I now laugh more than I cry! Today I realized that Time wraps the presents of memories with only the prettiest of bows!
I love you sweet Cali! And I will always treasure our times together! Even as your sissy lies asleep beside me, I smile knowing that you too are with us! Mama kisses for both my girls!
Today, I took Ruby to the Blessing of the Animals. It was a beautiful day! As we walked around, I knew you were with us! Cali, mama loves you so! Time will never fade my love , nor will it ever erase the wonderful memories that I have of you! You are one of a kind, Cali! Forever, my Honeypot Redemption Piece!