Clyde was rescued from the Orange County pound in 2015. Originally named Apollo, he was on the euthanasia list when I asked my Aunt Andrea to run down there and grab him before his time was up. Kelsey and I drove down south to pick him up and bring him home back to SLO County. We didn’t tell my parents and let him roam with the pack immediately to see how long it would take them to notice he was there. It took about an hour. Clyde moved with us to the High Desert house in 2016 and lived with us until he passed away in 2021. He was a fighter, resilient, strong. He was a cautious but adventurous soul. He was a Man’s Man kind of dog. We loved him very much.
Dersu came to us from the Mono County Animal Control in February 2021 and was only with us until August 2021. In that short time together, he made a lasting impression on everyone he met. Dersu was quite a grumpy and vocal old man, who could barely keep himself upright on his legs but had enough strength to always give someone gruff. He loved to have his belly rubbed and taking naps in the sunshine. When he came to us, he was already very weak and I thought I would lose him right away. I was able to give him a few more months with us, where he experienced so much love, affection and attention. We loved him very much.