Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Goodbye Callie

Another friend has crossed the bridge.

Callie started life in a puppy mill. She was kept in a tiny cage and forced to have puppies every year. She wasn't allowed to keep her puppies with her long enough and she had no human friends to care for her. Puppy millers don't think of dogs as living, feeling animals, they're just money making machines to them.

When Callie was finally saved from the mill, she found a home with E and J and they got her a puppy to love. She accepted Brody immediately. He represented all those puppies that she had wanted to play with and teach and snuggle with. He thought of her as his new Mom.

Callie was afraid of people, but through the patient hard work of E and J, she conquered her fears enough to stay in the same room with us and not hide.

Unfortunately, as is the case with mill dogs, Callie never had good veterinary care and suffered from many health problems. Her ears drooped from poor nutrition and her tail had been broken. She had skin problems and cancer, but she was a strong little girl who battled back each time, until the problems became overwhelming.

Last night Callie died after one last bout with cancer. We're so glad that her last few years were happy ones and that she had a chance to learn what it felt like to be safe and loved. We will all miss her tremendously, especially Morgan, who considered her a friend.


Channon said...

Tears... booo... at least Callie got to know love and life outside of the cage.

Sam said...

What a sad story, but I am so happy Callie got to live out the last years of her life in a good home. Sorry to hear that she has crossed the bridge.

LizzieJane said...

So sad. I am glad though that she did have some happy times during the last few years. What an angel she was.

Nichole said...

So sorry to hear... but so glad Callie was saved and had a wonderful life with a real, loving family!

Stella said...

What a wonderful family Callie had to get her a puppy and take such good care of her. I am so happy she had some good life and happy times.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so sorry to hear about Callie. We glad she found love at her forever home.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

MurphyDog said...

RIP Callie,

what a lucky girl you were to live your last few years spoiled and loved by your humans.

run free at the rainbow bridge

wags, wiggles & slobbers

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...


Please tell her family that my thoughts and prayers are with them. They are so special because they helped a wonderful dog have a few years of feeling loved.

It makes me so sad to hear of some of the things that puppy millers do - and how many sweet dogs and puppies die because they are no longer making a profit.

You know yourself that breeding dogs should be an act of love - and it brings so much joy to one's life.

I better quit before I get up on my soap box and the Scotties have to kick it out from under me.


Nicki said...

Sorry to hear about that. Please give my condolences to her family.

gaylen said...

Poor Callie - yea for E&J. Such a sad beginning for a beautiful lady. makes my heart break. g

scotsmad said...

Poor Callie and her family. At least she had joy and love in her life--as all dogs should have.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

The OP Pack said...

That is such a sad story. So sorry to hear of another beloved furbaby crossing the bridge.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Thor said...

So sorry and sad to hear about Callie.

Bitsy said...

We just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words for Callie...she was our good girl and we loved her dearly! I sat down to dinner tonight and was looking for her so I didn't get her with the leg of the chair...we miss her so much! Brody, her puppy, is doing well and I am so glad my friend Sue suggested that we take him with Callie...I think he accepted things and knows that Callie has gone now. thanks again...@:~)