Callie's Amazing Story
by Debbie Santavy and Nena McSween
Callie came into BSR care in the spring of 2017. She was surrendered as her owner had concerns for the continued care of her. Despite her age of 9, she had a lot of life and loving to give. She had a full tail which ended up being a joy to watch-- you see Callie loved to run through the marsh grass with her temporary Boykin family and she was just so easy to spot thanks to that tail of hers. Callie appeared to have a new found freedom with a joy for running and exploring. She also had a strong dislike of thunderstorms but that subsided significantly with her fellow buds around. Callie didn't bark in the home, but would bark with excitement when she was able to chase the dummy. Her bark of excitement was kinda scary as she was just sooo happy. Callie was blessed with a forever home also located near the beach and marsh. One day, as her foster I reached out to see how she was doing. Her new family responded "she is our savior" and for a split second I was patting myself on the back thinking what a great job I had done choosing the right home for Callie. They quickly informed me that she truly was their Savior--Callie began barking as an intruder was opening the deadbolt to their home during the night. They have informed me that Callie does bark now and knows when it is appropriate to. Isn't that amazing? Three months later, I received a text stating that Callie and the new owner are a pair of Grand Dames. She can't imagine life without Callie. Callie's health is good, shes lost some weight and has had some growths removed and she now knows Every command in the book AND is Always soo sweet! I'd call this a success story on sooooo many levels. What a blessing she was and is.