Mixed Breed/Irish Wolfhound
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Age: 15 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Charlie

Papa, Chuck, Chuckles, Boo Bear, Fozzie, BeeB, Charlie Bucket, Bucky, Bon-Bon, Honey Bump

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

December 13th 2001

holding paws on car rides; whatever i'm eating; sleeping with his friends or cat brothers; going to the beach; SWIMMING; DOCK DIVING; stealing another dog's toy; sitting in the driver's seat; howling along to sirens

taking baths; firecrackers, even if it's just on t.v.; really bumpy roads -- lots of THOSE in upstate NY

Favorite Toy:
another dog's toy; squeaky toys, where he can spend hours poking them with his nose to find the squeaker; the holee-roller; SAND, cause then he knows it's okay to dig; ANY ball; the floating blue octopus

Favorite Food:
ANYthing i'm eating; cheeeeeese; Frosty Paws; Breath Busters; pig ears; Jack's Drive-In's hamburgers, naked; Charlie Hot Dogs little dogs, naked, no bun

Favorite Walk:
to Huntington Beach's dog beach; home from KooKooRoo cause he knows he gets chicken; over to Uncle Caleb's place

Best Tricks:
giving smooches (when he feels like it); asking for good boy treats ("aw-roo-roo-rooooooo"); howling along to the ambulance or fire truck; putting his paws around your waist to give a hug-and-a-squeeeeze!

Arrival Story:
i had just put my baby, Cecil, to sleep a week before Christmas 2001, the worst day of my life. i said "NO MORE DOGS, ever." two months later, friends told me there were pups i may want to see at the Santa Monica pound. LOVE at first sight. his first day at the dog park, a lady recognized him as one of the pups she'd found in a box by the side of the road and turned in. since 2/26/02, it's just been Christmas every day -- it don't get old.

April 2004, just moved home to upstate New York, but working our way back to Manhattan...and now it's December 2009, we've moved into Charlie's house in ABQ. Where does the day take us from here...

Forums Motto:
Yes, I CAN!

The Groups I'm In:
**Terror** I'm Mean TERRIERS, Dog Sports - Agility, Dogs from the Capital Region , Outdoor World

The Last Forum I Posted In:
please help with attack see-saw!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 13th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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My Diary

My Tail of Devotion for Charlie

July 20th 2006 7:40 pm
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when i first saw him at the Santa Monica Shelter, i melted inside. when i brought him home, as he was being housebroken, i had no idea i would be sleepless for a month. when he chased his first leaf or that stray ray of sunshine, i remembered wonder. when his neck caught in a car window and his paws slipped from under him, as i ran to him in those seconds when i thought he'd died, i felt total fear. when his big belly and his little legs came bumbling to me from clear across the park, the first time i called him, i glowed with pride. most of all, the first night together, as he fell asleep in his crate, i put my nose inches away, taking in the puppy breath, the pound-puppy stinkiness, the quiet of his breath, i knew peace.

Charlie makes me be the best person possible, whether i feel like it that day, whether i want to or not. because when his ears pin down his head and the smile breaks across his face -- what else CAN i be?

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