Our Sawtelle dog is not only a mystery in her parentage, lineage and breed—the first two years of her life are a mystery! Two years ago, she traveled in a minivan, three days and nights all the way from the streets of Juarez, Mexico, to the San Francisco Bay Area. We met the rescuers in a parking lot where Kellie managed to wobble out of the van and into our lives. Days later, I came to know how plagued she is by car sickness. I can hardly imagine how much she suffered during that long drive on her way to her new life!
We like to use the clues she gives us to guess how her life might have been before coming to us. But the questions persist: What was her life like as a homeless dog in Juarez? Who stopped to pet her? Feed her? Did she ever live in a house? She obviously never rode in a car!
Today, Kellie is a confident, content, well-loved member of our family. It took lots of lost breakfasts, but drives to the beach are now Kellie's favorite activity!