T is for Tribute
This is a tribute to Cali, my sweet little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, whom I had to say good-bye to 3 weeks ago. Cali, whose full name was Maracaibo Calico, was a beautiful, gentle little dog. Though she weighed only 10 pounds, she took up tons of space in my life and my heart.
Cali had a sister, her litter-mate Mikki. Though Mikki lived with my brother and his family, Cali and Mikki spent lots of time together and always had a special bond. In this picture they had just come from the groomer. We said good-bye to Mikki in December.
Cali was an only dog until Tucker came to live with us 3 years ago. Though they were never affectionate with each other, they got along just fine. Here they are sharing a nap in the den.
Cali and Mikki napping together on the arm of the couch.
Cali got along well with other dogs, but Mikki was the only one she would play with. Their favorite game was wrestling.
Cali met a new friend last summer. Her name was Pippa. This is Cali and Pippa with Pippa's mom Linda.
This is what she looked like when she was 4 months old. She was 3.5 pounds. She eventually weighed a whopping 10 pounds.
Cali was not a talented dog. She never advanced beyond a "sit " command and failed miserably the "how long does it take your dog to find the treat" IQ test. But she was a lovable, pretty little dog who filled a pretty big spot in my heart. I miss her and Mikki a lot.
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