In early November 2007 Kay was cruising the trading post and saw an advert for a 10 week old pup for sale. Kay felt that the way the advert was worded the pup could end up in a puppy farm. Kay and Jan where unable to contact Ange to ask her opinion so set off to the other side of Melbourne to rescue the pup.
The pup had been acquired by a young girl who had had her for about 2 weeks. Obviously pups being pups she was digging holes and toileting inside. The young girl's mother had issued the ultimatum, pup must go!!!
The pup had been given the wrong diet and was very skinny. She was friendly and outgoing. Kay and Jan took off back home. They had been contacted by Ange on the way out. Ange stated that the pup maybe aggressive and unsuitable for rehoming. It was decided that pup would be bought anyway and issues dealt with appropriately later.
Kay and Jan decided to call her Malibu. On the way home Ange again contacted them and said she had a bad feeling in her gut about it all, discussion followed and Ange was reassured that all was well. It was decided that Malibu would stay with Kay as she was at home. Malibu settled in well with the Cavs and a cat. On Sunday Kay contacted the Vet on Malibu's vaccination card. The vet informed us about the breeder and said he would contact him. Ange was informed of these details and she remembered that her father had told her about some white shepherd pups being advertised for sale in Northern New South Wales.
On Monday Jan contacted the breeder,Tony, and informed him about the rescue of the pup. He had to go out so suggest Jan ring back later. Also on Monday Jan told one of her clients Sue, about the rescue of Malibu, this family had had to send their two coloured shepherds over the Rainbow Bridge in the previous twelve months.
Sue was interested in seeing the pup but would have to discuss it with the family. Monday evening Jan received the call to bring the pup over for a visit. As the next day was Melbourne Cup Day public holiday, Jan picked up Malibu and took her to be checked out. As its said in the classics, the rest was history. The family wanted to think about it but rang Jan Tuesday night saying that they would take Malibu.
Malibu was to go to her new home on the weekend but on Wednesday Kay went into hospital so Jan collected Malibu and the family said they could take her at short notice. On Thursday morning Malibu morphed into Leisel. Jan tried to contact Tony in the next week but was getting no response. The following week Ange was contacted by the family of a man who had died asking if she could rehome eight white shepherds. This man was Tony. So there was Ange's gut feeling of something being bad. The RSPCA took the pups from the two litters and Tony's family took five dogs, leaving three to be rehomed. Tiana came to Melbourne and Chandi went to Albury. Darsha was fostered with friends of Ange's in New South Wales until she suitable for rehoming.
Malibu first days in foster care with Kay and Jan.