To me, a Sawtelle dog is not about what the dog looks like, it is about the pure essence of the animal. An essence that has so many layers and runs so deep, it can be hard to fully comprehend.
My dog, Callie, has so many qualities that make her special. I could tell you how smart she is. She brings in the paper and mail, takes the laundry to the laundry room, brings in the grocieries, understands complete and complex sentences and more. I could tell you how athletic she is. She goes on 14-mile hikes with us and is a Frisbee-catching champ.
But what really sets her apart could only be shared with you by the nearly 100 abused, neglected and disabled young children she visits every month. To them, she brings comfort, joy, entertainment, compassion and unconditional love. She seems to have an uncanny intuition that allows her to quickly select out the child who needs her most. She has been called an angel and a Godsend. To me, she is the essence of everything good the world has to offer. She is love, compassion and boundless joy.