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 her continued care. 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 relished her new-found freedom , and had such a joy for running and exploring. She also had a strong dislike of thunderstorms, but that subsided significantly with her fellow Boykin foster buddies 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 kind of scary as she was just sooo happy and it contrasted so much to her usual silent manner. 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 during the night as an intruder was opening the deadbolt to their home, alerting everyone to the danger! 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, she hass 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!