Monday, December 23, 2013

Cali {4/29/2009-12/16/2013}

We got Cali in June 2009.  I was so excited to have a sweet little purse puppy.  I thought I could pack and take her anywhere...she was adorable and tiny.  We socialized her but quickly saw that my girl had issues.  We tried behavior modifications, we tried ignoring, we tried wearing her out, you name it we tried it.  I was told that after she is spayed she will calm down, after she is 2, after she is 3...yeah, my girl never calmed down.  She was on high alert at all times.  We got Sammy primarily to play with Cali.  Yeah, that didn't work either.

After Lillie was born we basically kept the two separated.  We were on pins and needles whenever they were close together.  We had the dogs barricaded in the kitchen.  If anyone came to visit they went to their crates.

Cali was good with Lillie.  She would go over and lick Lill, she would sniff her and watch. But we were on edge because what if she snapped...would Lillie move to fast and Cali go off?  we just never knew.

Each evening after Lille would go to sleep we would let the pups out and Cali would curl up with me under the blanket for night snuggles. (that was time when I believe Cali would relax )

Last Saturday, Cali bit Jeff.  It was unprovoked, he was petting her and she lashed out. 

That was the final straw for us.  We needed to do something to ensure Lillie's safety. 

I called the Vet and spoke with him for quite awhile about what to do.  We brought her in to visit him.  We came to the conclusion that the smartest thing to do was let her sleep.  She had several disorders and we could probably correct one but another would/ could become stronger.  He (the Vet) said we could try medications but that it could make the behavior worse.

We made a very tough decision, very tough.

Cali girl~ you were a beautiful pup.  You were a good friend and a wonderful neighborhood watch dog.  Thank you for all your snuggles.  Thank you for protecting us from the leaves, the wind and letting us know when anyone was walking by.  You were a loved dog.  Please rest now, baby.

1 comment:

  1. Thinking about you..I know it must be so tough:)

    Hugs, Ashley