December 2011 Pet of the Month – “SHAKER” Shaheen
December 2011 Pet of the Month – “SHAKER” ShaheenDate: December 1, 2011
Calusa Veterinary Center would like to introduce our December “Pet of the Month”.
She is “SHAKER” Shaheen.
Shaker, is almost 15 years old. She was born in Jerusalem.
15 years ago, in Jerusalem, a tiny almost 10 week old puppy was left on the Shaheen’s doorstep. A true “street puppy” covered in ticks and fleas. Always giving her paw to “shake,” the Shaheen’s seven year old named her “Shaker.”
With her sparkling personality and deliciously sweet nature, Shaker quickly won over the family, their friends, and the entire hillside community in Jerusalem. Shaker lived in a neighborhood which overlooks The Old City of Jerusalem, and is half Arabic and half Jewish. So Shaker became known as The Peace Dog: Half Arab and half Jew!
Very mischievous, she would often run after garbage trucks and eat broken glass. Emergency phone calls from Jerusalem to Dr. Krawitz at Calusa! And for every manner of mischief Shaker would find herself in, time and again, Dr. Krawitz, would “transatlantically” prescribe homeopathic remedies for the Jerusalem pharmacies to fill.
For 15 years, whether at home or abroad, Dr. Krawitz, Dr. Turkell, and the incredibly caring, compassionate, attentive, and devoted Calusa staff, have cared painstakingly, and magnificently for Shaker and her siblings.
Through spinal chord issues, and torn ACLs from chasing squirrels in New Jersey, to a weakened stomach from chasing garbage trucks in Jerusalem. Through two pneumonias, heart problems, and other ailments Dr. Krawitz and Calusa have brilliantly, miraculously, and, literally, given sweet Shaker 9 lives! Shaker loves to come to Calusa, pawing away at the front door if it is not opened quickly enough for her. She loves to visit all of her old friends, in Reception, Grooming and the Pharmacy, and meet and greet whichever “techs” are on duty.
Every time Shaker sees the car door open, she is hoping for a car ride to Calusa where she is always received like “Canine Royalty” by the enthusiastically loving, gentle, and welcoming Calusa staff.
When Shaker moved back to Boca, she became a full time Homeopathic patient of Dr. Krawitz, thank goodness! Homeopathic remedies have cured everything from serious medical issues to the depression she suffered when a traumatically injured new sibling was introduced into the home.
Shaker has two little brothers, both homeopathic patients as well: “Lucky,” who was shot three times in the back and thrown out of a speeding truck on I-95, and Leo, a Pomeranian whose congestive heart failure, Dr. Krawitz is managing brilliantly . From Jerusalem, city of miracles, during this month of many miracles, Shaker would like to thank the talented and gifted Calusa staff, and encourages everyone:
To Believe in Miracles! Happy, happy Holidays!
Written by: Ms. Shaheen