I wrote a story awhile back about how after I had to euthanize a dog a message was sent me in a dream what my next dog would be. If you care to read it you can find it at www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=18144. It was heartbreaking to lose Niko as he was only about 8.
Well I got the EXACT pup from my dream. It was obvious she had been neglected and abused. She coward if you raised your voice around her, she wouldn't let me brush her even though she was a long hair dog and she was 8 before she would let anyone touch her hind quarters. BUT she was fiercely protective of me. At night she would sleep on my husband's side of the bed to get a good vantage point of the bedroom door. During the day she was my shadow.
After we got the giant Malamute Kaia as a pup Cali was a good mom, same thing when we got another Malamute Loki who was smaller than Kaia. That didn't stop them from mating much to my exasperation. Kaia had 11 pups so we had to keep Cali and Loki out of my room where they were born. We had to move them to the kitchen when we had to ween them. Kaia was always trying to steal Calis' sleeping spot but I would make her let Cali sleep there
Calis' health started to decline late last summer. She had bad arthritis in her hind end and would have accidents in the house because she couldn't crouch. I told my husband it was her time and as was his usual attitude he told me to leave her alone she was fine. We had an unusually warm September and October. As October came to a close Cali was having problems walking or getting up from a laying position. Sometimes we would have to bring her dinner to where she lay and some days feed her by hand.
On October 30th I had to have her euthanized which crushed me. When I came home without her I was told that Kaia was pacing crying and howling. Since her death neither Kaia nor Loki will sleep in her spot that she kept vigil at night. They may lay there for awhile during the day but she didn't sleep in my room during the day, and they are never there long. Some nights I walk in my room and I sense her there and I give her a little smile and whisper goodnight Cali.