Photo Comments Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Cal Cal, Pookie, Biggie, Pitunia
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October 9th 1998
People, cats, rocks, the beach, pet stores, cardboard boxes, plastic, jolly balls, car rides & milkbones
any type of fighting (especially cat fights), touching her while sleeping
Milkbones, Frosty Paws, hotdogs, better than ears
Aman Park or any beach or lake
360's, diving for rocks, speaking, sitting and down w/ hand signals
Cali was found on a road in Tampa, FL at the age of 8 weeks in December, 1998. A co-worker stopped and picked her up and brought her in to work and called me to check on her and asked if I could take her home. I didn't think I was ready for another dog since I had put my 17 year old dog down earlier that year and I definately did not want a PIT BULL. After hearing all the bad press and stories about them, not to mention I had 4 cats at the time, I didn't think my home was the place for her. After a couple days of taking her home and finding no one to take her, I decided to keep her and I can't tell you how happy I am that I made that decision!
When I brought Cali home the first day, she was smaller than the four cats I had and was actually quite scared of them. She soon became fast friends with all of them and throughout her life had a very close bond with cats. She would wake me in the middle of the night if she heard cats fighting somewhere in the neighborhood so she could go get in the middle and break them up. She also saved a cat from the neighbors pit bull who was trained to kill anything that came near it. She ended up at the vets with some pretty nasty bite marks but saved the cat.
She loved all people, kids, cats and most dogs. She went pretty much everywhere with me and loved to camp and go to the beach. She was extremely intelligent and loving as I have now found is a pretty common trait with pit bulls. It's unfortunate the bad press they get because they are very loving and loyal dogs if raised with love.
Cali was doing her favorite thing last Memorial Day weekend, playing at the beach and chewing on sticks (logs) and diving for rocks when she got up and spit up a little blood. The look in her eyes told me something was very wrong and I knew she hadn't swallowed anything sharp or cut her mouth. I rushed her to the vet where the x-rays showed she had a large tumor that ruptured her stomach. By this time she had lost a lot of blood and there was nothing I could do but have her put to sleep. That was one of the worst days of my life. Cali was cremated and I have spread some of her ashes at her favorite places. Now when I go back to those places, I have some comfort knowing that a part of her will always be there too.
I miss my Cali and think of her every day. She was a special gift that I thank God came into my life.
R.I.P. Cal Cal ~A Sweetheart and a Lover
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