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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Charley Brown, Mr. Brown, Silly boy

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

being with Mom; playing with his best dog friend, Buddy, and his best human friend, 5 yr old Ben; seeing all his friends at obedience school; visiting residents at nursing homes; playing on his backyard agility equipment

loud noises, ie: the vacuum cleaner; being left behind when mom leaves

Favorite Toy:
preferably tennis balls, but will play with any kind

Favorite Food:
home-made hot dog/garlic treats

Favorite Walk:
through the wooded park near our house

Best Tricks:
bringing in the newspaper; jumping through a hoop; obedience & agility exercises

Arrival Story:
We have always had two dogs in our house. My daughter moved into her own house and took one of the dogs to live with her. So, I began a search for another dog to be a pal to my almost 10 year old fox terrier, Riley. I found a wonderful breeder (Moonfyre Cockers) and brought Charley home the day after Christmas. Unfortunately, Riley began to get very ill, and needed to be put down due to cancer a week later. Charley filled a very empty space in our hearts.

Charley was the only male in the litter with four sisters. He was the only chocolate sable, the girls were chocolate/tan. He is a real charmer and loves everyone he meets. He has now passed his CGC and his Therapy Dog International exams. We look forward to continuing our nursing home visits. He has also earned his Rally Novice, Advanced and Excellent titles. We have just gotten his CD in regular obedience, so we will be going back to Rally for an RAE .

Forums Motto:
I'm ready when you are, Mom!

The Groups I'm In:
Cockerspaniels Rule!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 13th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Travels with Charley

It's My Birthday!

October 8th 2007 8:31 pm
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Today is my 3rd birthday! Mom has been giving me lots of extra hugs and kisses today. My sister dog, Kizzie, came yesterday to help me celebrate today. Mom made us a special dinner and I got a new toy. Well, I think it is a toy...Mom said it is our new dumbell for my next level of obedience. She said I would get a special treat tonight for a snack and she was right! I got a caramel apple with chopped peanuts on of my all time favorite snacks. I shared some with my sister and she liked it too. I was supposed to get a bath and a haircut today so Mom could take my birthday picture, but she got too busy, so now it looks like that will happen tomorrow. Mom bought treats for me to take to my dog class tomorrow night to give to all my friends there. I think they will like that.


We've Been Busy!!!

September 19th 2007 8:43 pm
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I haven't written in my diary for a long time, 'cause Mom has kept me reeeaaallly busy! We went to the shows in Oshkosh, but I decided I already had my CD so didn't do very good. So no green ribbons for me :( But Mom gave me a hamburger anyway, 'cause she said I was still the best dog ever.

Then I got to be in the 4th of July parade with all my friends from dog school. It wasn't too warm, so we all had a good time. I saw Ben and Abby watching me from the curb, so I just had to go over and say hi. So what if the rest of the group kept going...we ran and caught up to them.

So we practiced our rally exercises and went back to Oshkosh in July. I got my first 2 legs toward my RAE. Mom said she was so proud of me...I had to do a lot of work...I got to go in to the ring twice each day! But I like it when it gets to be my turn so I did really good.

I also got a new friend next door. Her name is Remi and she is a "girl"!! Ben and Abby adopted her from the Animal Shelter. She is lucky that she got to go live with them. They are giving her a great home and she is getting spoiled rotten! Sometimes she gets really excited when she sees me and I have to tell her to be good. But she is just a puppy and she will learn to be good. Her mom signed her up to take classes with Mom at my school. Maybe she can walk in the parade with me next year!!

Then we went to Manitowoc for another weekend of dog shows. I got to stay in a motel with Mom for two nights! It was lots of fun to sleep up on the bed with her...I wasn't scared, but had to make sure Mom was going to be ok.
Mom said I did really good and I got two more legs toward my RAE. Lots of green ribbons and more hamburgers!! I really like this dog show stuff :)

Mom said we will be really busy again in October. I will try to let you know how I am doing.


A Big Dog Show Weekend for Me!!

May 8th 2007 12:05 pm
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This past weekend Mom loaded up the car and said we were headed back on the dog show circuit. We were entered in THREE dog shows! Wow, Mom sure was jumping in with both feet. We were able to stay with my skin sister and my sisterdog while we were gone so that was an extra fun time.

The shows were held at a fairgrounds and the ring surface was packed clay...hey where did the mats go??? It was my first time doing regular obedience and no mats! I did really good and we got a 2nd place in our class on Friday. On Saturday, we had a long wait and I got tired of just hanging around, but we got a better score and a 4th place finish. We had to get up REALLY early on Sunday, but we were the first ones in the ring and we did really good. I think I did better than mom, but we got our best score of the weekend and got a 3rd place. I had so much fun and got lots of hamburgers for rewards. Oh, and Mom bought me a new ball for a prize! Yeah!!

So, now we are going to go to some shows in Oshkosh to practice, but then Mom says we are going to go back to Rally O to try for our RAE.

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