Shadow’s Early Life

Shadow was born on October 16th, 2004, exactly six months after her big sister. And, she came to live with us on December 7th, 2004, also exactly six months after her big sister. Little did I know on the day we first brought her home that the name I had chosen for her AKC registration – Callie’s Shadow – would fit her like a glove….

From the moment we brought Shadow in the house that first time, to the day we all said goodbye to Callie (a little less than two months ago), Shadow followed Callie everywhere she possibly could. And Callie decided right from the start that Shadow was her baby. They shared a bond that will never be broken, even with Callie in Heaven with Kissy. Here’s a picture of Shadow the first day here at home…

Shadow's 1st Day Home

Shadow’s 1st Day Home

Shadow loved having Callie play Mama – she always felt safe and protected…

Hi Mama

Hi Mama

Here’s a picture from a few months ago where Callie was lovingly cleaning Shadow’s face as she always did from day one…

Anyway, I’m doing all I can to make this a happy day for Shadow. She misses her big sister and best friend. I don’t even try to take Callie’s place for her because I can’t; but hopefully our time together will help make that tail wag a bit more.

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19 thoughts on “Shadow’s Early Life

      • Patricia says:

        Yes, transcending time and space. I still whisper to Rook’s spirit a lot. Cirrus, too. The waves come and go. Even though it is sad, I do feel fortunate that my husband and I experienced such a special gift – the deep love and bond that goes beyond words. I am sure you still feel that way about Kissy and Callie. Not every one knows this strong feeling.

  1. Jan K says:

    I love how Shadow lived up to her name! What a special relationship those two had. The photos are SO sweet. I’m sure Callie is smiling down on her sister today on this special day. Happy Birthday, Shadow! I just know your Mom is making this day special for you!

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