Paradise Survivors

Paradise Survivors

Cheryl, who lived in Paradise, recently had adopted a Great Dane from us named Sage. Karen Martin contacted Cheryl when she heard about the tragedy in Paradise, to find out that Cheryl had lost her home to the fire and was staying with friends.

Cheryl, ever the resilient teacher, sent us this note and wonderful photos of Sage with her new friends in their temporary housing.

Here is what Cheryl wrote:

“Thank you both for offering to take Sage if I needed it. It’s great to know I have that option, but I think it will be easier on the dogs if we can stay together (as long as it is in a reasonable setting).

I found out today that I still have a job. Now I just have to deal with FEMA and the insurance company and find long-term housing. Meanwhile we are staying with a very dog-friendly family, and both my dogs are adjusting remarkably well. In fact the family likes my dogs so much they are now considering getting a great dane of their own.

Sage has been amazing–not at all as skittish as the dog I was expecting. She has also gained some weight and is eating well. I’ve attached a few pics so you can see for yourselves. The first is Sage and Rowdy with their new friend Trooper after a long day of playing. The second is Sage with her new friend Juliet.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. The whole community here has pulled together in amazing ways, but we have a long way to go.”

Our thoughts are definitely with Cheryl and her Dane children during this really tough time. We can only imagine what she is going through.


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