I think we can all agree that we have been hit with a long streak of bad luck. Friends flying to the bridge like frightened birds from a tree., We’ve prayed together, cried together, mourned together. And there are sure to be more sad days to come.
let’s take a moment to celebrate some good news. For every friend we
lose to the bridge we welcome a new friend and none are more important
than those who were rescued. Which is why I want to take today to
celebrate Mr. Z, the K-man, Kaizer, new brother of Chey, living in the
house where the legendary dog Baron, also known as Bear, once roamed.
first started hearing rumors that Chey’s mother Auntie Monica was
thinking of adding another German Shepard to the family way back in
April. She became aware of a GSD who was being fostered by a group
called MOGS (does that mean Monster?) and she visited him and Kaizer
looked at her and said “I want this Mommy.” Of course there was so much
more to it than that. There were visits, troublesome home visits, and
the biggest question, how would Chey like a new brother?
Monica is a very smart puppy Mom so the first night she brought Kaizer
home she put him in a crate. (There was some talk of changing his name
to Chance but a Kaizer is a Kaizer.) The next morning Chey and Kaizer
were introduced and they played like old friends. (Of course, not
wanting to take a chance, Auntie Monica wisely kept the muzzle on Kaizer
until they became better acquainted.)
Monica tried it without the muzzle and there was some snipping back and
forth but Chey let him know who was boss and Kaizer came away with a
little cut over and his eye and a lesson learned, Soon they were
sleeping in the living room together, one on the couch and another on
Auntie Monica was doing her best to put all those bad things that
happened in the past out of Kaizer’s had. When she took him to where he
had been boarded before they met the staff was amazed at how calm
Kazier had become. He even let the owner’s eight year old daughter walk
him which he had never done before.
even pulled off the very hard task of getting them to eat together
without attacking one another, something our Mommy has not figured out
with Pocket and I. Like all Moms who adopt, especially ones that have a
dog at home, Auntie Monica had a crisis of confidence not knowing if
she was doing the right thing bringing Kaizer home, but it soon passed.
Anyway, there wasn’t much she could do, Kaizer did pick her.
still had to work on all the tough things to make Kaizer a house dog.
Giving him a few rooms at a time to stay in when he was alone. But
Kaizer passed the tests, except for a random couch cushion and we are
not sure who we are blaming that on. Could have been a burgular.
Kaizer was boarded during the day Chey missed her little brother and
was so happy when he got home. A pack, a family, was born. And Auntie
Monica soon realized that she needed to train Kaizer so he could stay
with her family when she was out because, one day, when she picked him
up, she realized he thought he had been abandoned, and it broke her
heart. (Nice play Kaizer, you learn quickly.)
Monica is still working on Kaizer. He has been peeing in his crate and
that needs to be corrected. But he is also picking up so much. Being
able to go on car rides with his sister was a big step.
thank you Auntie Monica because each day us original members of DS who
are still there, or have splintered into other smaller groups are
getting older and we are going to need dogs to carry on in our spirit,
and our memory, so we are never forgotten, and our Moms stay friends
can’t think of anyone better to lead us in the future than Kaizer. And
think you Auntie Monica and Chey for turning him into such a wonderful