Favorite Walk: Anywhere, he's not picky, he just likes to go places, he's VERY social
Best Tricks: "speak", "shake" "cover" "Bang" & we're working on roll over
Arrival Story: In the beginning of 2004 my dog Buddy, whom I had gotten when I was a kid died at the ripe old age of 16. My family had other dogs, but how can any other dog compare to your first dog? So a few months later I decided that it was time to get another dog, but I wanted a Boxer. For a long time I checked websites of Boxer Rescues, because since I'm in college I decided I didn't want a puppy, plus there are so many older dogs out there that needed homes. I went to the shelter here in San Diego one day to see a 2 year old fawn boxer. It turns out he was a toy-aggressive dog, and since we still had dogs at home, this would not do. So a few weeks later, I decided that maybe I did want a puppy and the website for the same shelter said they had boxer puppies. I went down to the shelter, and combed through the kennels looking for the puppies, but instead I found Charlie. He was just so excited to see me when I walked in, and just something about him touched my heart, and I knew he was the one. There was no information on him on his kennel gate, so I wrote down his tag number and asked the woman at the desk. It turns out he was found as a stray and taken in, and actually on his way up to the Carlsbad shelter because he was found in Ramona and that shelter would be closer for the owners to drive to if they went looking for him. He had one hold on him, and so I put a second hold on him, (as that's the shelter's policy) in hopes that the other person wouldn't want him. I called the shelter every day for a week hoping the dog was still there, and he was. Finally the owners were found and gave him up, and I was given an appointment to meet the dog. My mom went with me, and since he'd be living at home with me until the fall, we took our other dogs to make sure they'd get along. The person with the first hold on him never showed up, and so after playing with him for 30-45 minutes, Charlie Paper got a new name and a forever home.
Bio: Rudy and Charlie Paper actually live in Fort Collins, Colorado with me. I'm going to school out here, and living off campus so I was allowed to have pets. They are both the loves of my life!
Well, a few weeks ago the evil roommate & his owner left our house to move to Flordia. YAY! I wasn't even sad cause my little brother Jefferson, came to visit and stayed for 10 whole days! I haven't seen him since Christmas last year. We had so much fun! Anyway, so after he left I was sad and kinda lonely. However, a few days ago, I got a NEW roommate. His name is Ooge, weird name, but he seems cool. He's an 8 (almost 9) year old yellow lab. He says he's from Minnesota, where ever that is. So far we've had fun. I hope he doesn't turn out like the old roommate. Well, I better go, Mommy says it's almost time to go to work.
It's me again, Charlie Paper. I haven't written an entry in a LONG time. Mommy and I went swimming at the lake yesterday! It was so much fun! The water was a little cold, but since it was like 100 degrees outside, it didn't seem so cold. We played with a cool stick, and I even made a new friend. We didn't get to play long, cause his Daddy & him were on a walk, and he wasn't supposed to come down to the water & say hi. Oh well, one can't have too many friends. I better go, we're going to go for a walk soon. Bye!!
Today Mommy told me that we're having a new canine roommate moving in! She said it's her friend's dog, Gavin. I think I remember him, cause we've played a few times. He's a pit bull/shepherd mix. I'm excited that there will be another dog living here with me. I'm used to having my girlfriend, Nai'a here, but Mommy says once the school year starts, she won't be able to be here as much. I'll miss her tons, but I know I get to see her all of the time. I can't wait to have another friend! You can never have to many friends...