Likes: He loves having his chest rubbed and running. I've always considered Daisy to be a very speedy pup, but Charlie can easily out run her.
Pet-Peeves: He hates being left alone. He's a very social boy!
Favorite Food: He loves to chew on bones. His previous owner fed him Macaroni & Cheese, but we are now feeding him EVO.
Arrival Story: On the morning of Thursday, October 18, 2007, my mother and I saw a certain Border Collie running down the street. My neighbors didn't know who he was, so we took him in. Upon calling the vet, we learned that he'd been lost at least five times. In fact, someone called in saying they'd found him only a week prior. When we called up the woman's mother (who I actually thought was the owner at the time), she blew off the fact that he was missing as if it was nothing. It turns out he came from a house that tethered him. When we met his owner, she asked if we wanted him. After a long discussion, we decided to take him in and try to find a great home for him. We struggled with this woman for over a month until she finally agreed to give him up, so long as we paid her a certain amount. He is now in our possession.
Bio: Charlie is one famous dog! Pretty much everyone on the east side of Wichita has seen him at least once. Even the district attorney took him in! He's full of energy and just loves being loved. He's potty trained, but does need quite a bit of obedience training. He's one happy boy that's friends with everyone.
I love Charlie to death. He's such a sweetie and I'm so glad to have found him. He's got a heart of gold and is very loyal. He's very happy now. His newest "love" is the red "loco laser" cat toy. He's obsessed with catching that thing. He's put on weight and is now perfect for a Border Collie. :) Thank you to everyone that helped me save him from a neglectful situation!
Mom was at the annual local dog show earlier this month and saw an ad for an agility "fun run." It said that even unexperienced dogs could come run the course on a lead if their human would donate money to a rescue. Mom knows how much I love running, so she decided she'd take me to the course to see how I'd enjoy agility.
Mom took Daisy and I and let me tell you, it was fun! Daisy thought Mom was nuts for attempting to get her to jump over things and go through tunnels, but I thought it was the most fun thing ever. Mom didn't even have to give me much instruction! The lady who was helping us through the course, who is one of the agility trainers, was very impressed by me. She said that I'm a natural and would be excellent in agility. My tail was wagging in excitement when Mom picked up pamphlets about agility. Mom had talked about maybe getting me into it before, but now it looks like it might actually happen. Although I am already trained on most of the basic commands, the club that's giving the agility lessons requires that I take the basic training course before I take the agility class. Mom's planning on enrolling Daisy and I in the obedience course. She already knows she wants to get me into agility after that, but she's still a bit iffy on whether she should do it with Daisy or not.
This sounds like so much fun! I can't wait until I get started. :D