Charlie Lewis


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Picture of Charlie Lewis, a male Border Collie

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"I'm here, I'm happy, I'm Charlie."

Home:Western Massachusetts  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 16 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

Guarding the new hip!

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"Guarding the new hip!"

Charlie the Ottoman

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"Charlie the Ottoman"

My cool, fresh dug nest at camp

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"My cool, fresh dug nest at camp"

Tree crotches are fun too!

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"Tree crotches are fun too!"

How happy can a guy get?

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"How happy can a guy get?"

Trying to look thoughtful.

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"Trying to look thoughtful."

Swimming in Amethyst Brook!

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"Swimming in Amethyst Brook!"

Ain

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"Ain't it beautiful?"

Yes, I took a dip!

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"Yes, I took a dip!"

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Nicknames:
Charlie

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

Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

Likes:
Running, running, running and running.

Pet-Peeves:
When his little sister won't quit.

Favorite Toy:
Any tennis ball within reach.

Favorite Food:
Charlie eats most anything, but not all vegetables.

Favorite Walk:
In the woods, especially if they have rivers and streams.

Best Tricks:
He allows his little sister jump over him and walk under him.

Arrival Story:
Charlie lived with my son and daughter-in-law. When their own babies started arriving and the house became fuller, Charlie came to live with me. My daughter-in-law told her children "Charlie used to be your brother, he's your uncle now!."

Bio:
We are lucky to have him in our home, although he still believes all children belong to him.

Forums Motto:
Am I not dog?

Charlie loves to run in the woods, leap up trees after chipmunks and sometimes end up with a snoot full of porcupine quills.

Charlie has been known to swim across a pond after flushing a cormorant and jump out of the boat in the middle of a huge reservoir to swim after ducks! His heart is huge and his love of life is inspiring.

Charlie is new to agility and his enthusiasm for this sport is rivaled only by the sweeping arc of his wagging tail. He will tackle either end of the teeter with equal joy!

He is a loyal and noble dog, a confident boy who exudes humor and intelligence and I just love him.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 16th 2007 More than 6 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
683175

for 2449 days


Meet my family
Begonia
Vincenza G.
Gira Sole
Chico Turner

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Chasing the Recall in New England


Charlie Lewis Died in May 2012

November 16th 2012 2:35 pm
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He was a dog's dog and will live in my heart forever.

 

Don't cry for me, Argentina or any body else!! I have new- life through modern chemistry!

April 4th 2010 8:13 am
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I was feeling and looking like I was aging this winter, slowing down, not chasing the ball so much and finally collapsed and had to be carried to the car. I ended up seeing a vet cardiologist and was diagnosed with right heart failure. I felt punk, was full of fluid and all of a sudden was being fed cheese balls three times a day--lumpy cheese balls! The bottom line is my heart doc has tuned me up so beautifully that I can run, laugh and even annoy all the people around me again (they knew I was sick when I wasn't bothering them for attention as much as I usually do). Now when I get really pesty again the ol' girl starts brushing me or grinding my nails and the beauty treatment makes me want to go lie down on my bed and leave her alone for a while. I am in the moment and the moment is good!

[Note: Charlie is on two diuretics and sildenafil (you look it up!) which is what really made the difference. Now we've started him on Pimobenden to boost his heart and circulation. Where he was a month ago to where he is now is like night and day. We are grateful for the vets who care for him and for his Border Collie will which is endless and strong.]

 

One for all and all for one!

June 26th 2008 3:04 pm
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Hi. Begonia sat down and talked to me about what was going on. The old girl went away, came back, smelled different and hobbles around--she must have had hip dysplasia! and had to stay with the vet. Anyway, she keeps talking about when she can drive again and take me to the woods to run. I can wait. Hannah has been coming over and brought Luna today so there is enough going on to keep me busy. Plus the neighbor's door keeps opening and closing so we have a lot of protecting to do. Hey! We're still getting used to Chico trotting around! Life is good . . . just a little less excitement than usual.

 
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