This adorable duo is the most entertaining, comical, and dear pair of little dogs we’ve ever had. We are also touched by their extreme faith and cooperative natures after losing the only home they had ever known. They came into foster care after their human experienced profound health issues that prevented her from remaining in her home.
When you think of Cala (pronounced KAY- la) and Casey, you might easily picture Ralph and Alice Kramden, or Archie and Edith Bunker, or Ethel and Fred Mertz. Cala and Casey are utterly bonded, understand one another completely, and above all, they adore one another. Their occasional grumbles and reproaches to one another are never physical - are quickly resolved - are part and parcel of their relationship of devotion as well as their total acceptance of one another, for better or for worse. And, in the words of their foster mom, their antics are “actually hilarious.”
Each dog has an individual “bio” already on our website, but we wanted to provide this updated one on Cala and Casey as a “pair”.
Their time in foster care has instructed us that they need to be placed together. They remind us of the Sinatra song, “Love and Marriage.”
Here are some additional tidbits about Cala and Casey:
-Love to sit on a lap, especially if they can both sit in the same lap at the same time.
-Bedtime is their favorite time of day. They start to whine when they are ready to go to bed (usually around 10p). Once they know we are going upstairs, they run circles, tails wag, very very happy.
-Their new home needs to let them sleep in bed with the human(s) as this is all they have ever known.
-Bedtime is their favorite time of day, I think, because that is a solid chunk of snuggle time. Casey likes to sleep tucked up under an arm. Cala likes to lay down at the foot of the bed, or under the covers snuggled in the crook of the knee. When I go upstairs at night, I put them on my bed while i wash my face and brush my teeth. Usually Rob is done before me and gets in bed before me. When I go to crawl in bed, Casey nearly leaps for joy to get into his special spot tucked up under my arm. Cala, on the other hand is typically snuggled up to Rob (I know, right!!??? this took some effort but she loves him now) and she is usually enjoying a belly rub. After I am settled into bed and Rob stops rubbing her belly, then she finds her special spot next to my legs.
-Both eating small kibble hard food with just a spoonful of wet for flavor.
-Their nails grow quickly and will need frequent trims. They tolerate it well with no growls or snaps.
-They do not do well in a crate. They cry and are miserable. When we are not at home, we just tell them to “go in your room” and they trot into the laundry room where we have a blanket and a pee pad on the floor. We just put a baby gate at the door and they are happy.
-Cala is not 100% reliable with her potty manners. She likely never will be. Diligent turn outs limit accidents while we are home. When we are away, we put a pee pad down and she uses that 99% of the time. Seems to be reliable with pooping as long as we make sure she goes after breakfast.
-Casey is also not 100% reliable but much better than Cala. Only once in a blue moon do we have issues with him.
-Casey grumbles and growls at Cala and if he did it to another dog, it may be mis-interpreted. He has never growled at my two - ever. He usually does it to her when she is bullying him - like taking a blanket, getting in a bed with him, stealing his food, etc. It sounds vicious, but she just ignores him and does what she wants. It is actually hilarious.
-Cala loves to cover up and will cover herself up. I have to have a beach towel on the dog beds so that she can burrow under them. Otherwise she digs at the bed trying to fluff the bed enough to do it.
-Very quiet - little to no barking unless George barks at something.
Cala and Casey will bring laughter and love to their adoptive home. You can read more about each of them by going to their individual descriptive narratives
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