It is with a very heavy hearts that we write this note notifying you of the passing of our beloved sweet girl Kali (GSRNE). Kali was 14 years and 4 months old at the time of her passing. On Saturday 15th early morning we heard that she was in distress. We rushed her to our local emergency vet and after the assessment it was determined that nothing else could be done. Thus she left us on Saturday morning.
Kali came to live with us 13 years ago. She joined our pack of GSDs: Hope (GSRNE #132) and Fritz (rescued from another organization). Both of them were in their teens and we knew we would loose them soon, which we did in the consequent two years, so Kali became our only dog. She came to us as a shy, fearful dog , exhibiting some behavior consistent with past abuse. Working closely with our petsitter it took us 2 years to get her comfortable around man and another 6 for her to lead into a situation in the kitchen (a pot falling off) as a dog with her nose first versus bolting to the other side of the house. She blossomed into a wonderful companion (obedient, attentive, loving, funny) and proofed to be the most intelligent dog that we ever had. We tried to adopt her a companion. After many attempts she made it clear that we were now a one dog household, so that has been the case for the rest of her life. To say that we are heartbroken doesn’t begin to describe it, but we tell you all this because above all we are grateful. We are grateful that you found her and that you supported her and that you chose us. The work that you do not only made a huge difference in Kali’s life, who based on the information that you shared with us was slated to be euthanized by her first owners at 9 month for not having the temperament to be a therapy dog. It has made a huge difference in our lives. We had 13 great years with her full of love, laugh and great adventures, and for all of it we are extremely grateful to you and her.
Wishing all of you the best.
William McCarthy and Ana Egana