Kathy from Gilbert, Arizona is a long time blog reader of the Adventures of Kaya and Luna. She volunteers her time at a rescue organisation called the Arizona Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary, taking in stray cats and dogs, fixing them up and finding wonderful new forever homes for them.
When Kaya left us, Kathy contacted me and told me of her plan to find a dog, alike in personality to my Kaya, and name her “Kaya”. This is what I received from her last week:
Please allow me to introduce you to Kaya, an Aussie/shepherd mix (we think!) and probably about a year old. She is very sweet. She has a goofy personality. She is a bit shy at times (not like her namesake I am sure!) but tends to work it for the camera. I am sure that sounds familiar to you. These pictures were taken just two days after she was taken in off the streets. She was tentative with me at first but once she was comfortable she was playful and affectionate. Her only problem that I can see is that she does not know what a leash is, and is not at all comfortable on one, so I have made a commitment to her that I’m going to stop by the shelter every day after work (armed with hotdogs) and work with her. She will be adopted in no time I am sure, but I want to have her “leash-ready” when she goes. I can’t wait to get to the shelter to play with her! Most of the time people adopt our dogs and change their names, so I will be sure to tell every prospective adopter about the story of her name, and will even share your website with them, in the hopes that they will keep her name.
Then a couple of days later:
I stopped by last night to play with her and she is very cuddly! She is not used to walking through doors, poor thing (and so un-Kaya like!) but once I got her outside and down to the park she was a big goofball! She’s only about 35 pounds, but it is 35 pounds of unconditional love. I am so excited that someone will get to adopt this wonderful creature. I’ll try to get a few more good pictures of her also. She hasn’t been spayed yet, and won’t be on the website for a few more days, but if anyone wants to check on her she is at www.azfriends.org, Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary and Rescue. I love her already, and have already told our shelter manager that under no circumstances should I be allowed to foster her because I know she will never leave my home! I may break my rule and foster her anyway, and cry my heart out when she is adopted.
So without further ado, here she is!
I’m hoping Kathy will keep us up to date on how Kaya’s adoption is going. She certainly has that modelling instinct just like the original and what a beautiful girl.