Callie seemed painfully aware of her condition.
"At first all she wanted to do was lay curled up in a ball," Schermerhorn-Wagner says. "She would just shake. Even when holding her, she did not want to look at you. She would cower when you went to pick her up."
Medical care, still an ongoing process, saw to her body - while Callie's seemingly broken spirit found some traction.
"She is learning to be a puppy," Schermerhorn-Wagner says. "She loves, loves, loves toys. Now that she can walk better because she is not in so much pain, she can run and run she does."
Feeling wanted is potent medicine indeed.
And as for that shine? Its coming back, one patch of soft, new fur at a time.