Charlie 2/14/02 - 10/19/10


Golden Retriever
Picture of Charlie 2/14/02 - 10/19/10, a male Golden Retriever

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Home:San Francisco Bay Area, CA  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Charlie 2/14/02 - 10/19/10

Nicknames:
Charlie Brown, Chucky Brown, Charles Barkley, Mister Brown, Wildman

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
February 14th 2002

Likes:
People. He loves to meet new faces especially when they return his greeting. Digging holes in the backyard. Being there first when the doorbell rings. When you scratch behind his ears. Attention, attention, attention! Can't get enough of it!

Pet-Peeves:
Being left alone. Fireworks and firecrackers. The groomers...he justs sits and the groomer has to drag him into the back for a wash.

Favorite Toy:
Tennis balls, basketball, football, baseball, any ball!!! Also, his flying squirrel, towels, socks.

Favorite Food:
Anything left unguarded for more than two seconds. Pizza, sushi, you name it. Favorite treat is Cheese or Peanut Butter Pupcorn and Frosty Paws.

Favorite Walk:
A five mile walk around the lake or around the neighborhood.

Best Tricks:
High fives and the usual sit, shake, stay (kinda) and the infamous wait (for a treat). Although if you make him wait too long, he starts to drool!

Arrival Story:
Charlie was a birthday present for our son, who always wanted a Golden. We did our research, found a great breeder and was lucky enough to get a timely pick in their next litter. (He was born on Valentine's Day.) He's our funny little valentine!

Bio:
Among his daily activities is boosting something he knows he should not have, then returning it to Mom or Dad for a "reward!" Which he always gets, that rascal!... When he hears car keys jingle, that "I'm going with you, right?" 'look' pours from those big brown eyes. He doesn't want to hear "I'll be right back!" He has no concept of his size when he was a little pup, he always sat on the lap of whoever was in the passenger seat of the van. Now he's about 82 lbs. and the size of a small moose, he still wants to sit on the lap of whoever is in the passenger seat. First the bad news: We just lost our precious Charlie to cancer on Oct 19, 2010. He stopped eating one day and was very lethargic. We took him to his vet and had blood work done. His vet said he had a slight fever and gave him some antibiotics and told us to come back for a follow-up appointment the next week. After I gave him the antibiotics, Charlie seemed to perk up. He started eating and had a little more energy. The night before his follow up appointment, he threw up his dinner and just laid on the floor. The next morning we took him to the vet and they referred us to go to an internal medicine clinic for an ultrasound. There, we found out the bad news. He had a large tumor on his spleen and liver, which was bleeding. They took an x-ray of his chest and found cancer cells throughout his body. We all broke down and cried. The vet there said he would only last a couple of days! We took him back home and he was breathing heavy. We decided to have him put to sleep rather than to suffer. We had no idea that he was that bad off. It was a complete shock to us. We've had other dogs before but Charlie was one special dog. He always kept us laughing. We love and miss you Charlie!!! The good news is we are on the lookout for another Golden. Someone told us that once you get a Golden, you'll never get another breed. They are just that special and they are so right! We'll keep you posted!

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March 28th 2004 More than 10 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
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