Friday, 18 April 2008
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
We met Cally at the Pet Smart in Edmonton`s West End. She came waltzing over and promptly sat on my foot, leaning in to get some scratches. Her foster mom suggested we take her for a little walk, which ended up sealing the deal. After making sure she wouldn’t eat cats (of which we have two), we brought her home to join our family.
Cally is such a gentle and smart dog. The transition from being a cat-only family to one that has a dog has been seamless. She is very well behaved and quickly learned her commands. She loves to be loved – by anyone and everyone. She particularly seems to love children and will seek them out, just to sit beside them and nuzzle them. She is sometimes skittish with other dogs but we have been working on this. She is fast friends with our 1.5 old cat, AwLiver. Cally babies him, grooming his backside. He returns the favour with a few gentle bats to her nose and licks to her eyes and forehead. Cally also likes getting head butts from our other cat Gigue, now that she realizes that Gigue does this to everyone. She also loves trips to Calgary to visit `Grandma`s house` where she gets special toys and lots of attention. Cally also loves trips to the country side where she knows she’ll go for long hikes and possibly a swim.
Soon after her arrival, we found out Cally needed dental surgery. SCARS was so generous, they agreed to cover the dental surgery she required. We are all SO thankful for the assistance we received, as we absolutely LOVE having her in our family! Cally also had issues after her spay surgery. The techs and vets at Whitemud Vet Clinic were fantastic and very supportive, putting Cally’s health above all else. She has had a rough go of things, health-wise, but she seems to be completely mended now. She is an irreplaceable part of our family now!!