Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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October 11th 1989
his dog biscuits
SmokeyJo our kitty
Cat nip toys for the kitties
high quality dog food
meandering around the enclosed back yard
He could sit, shake hands, bark on command and roll over
Hubby saved Charlie when he was maybe 2 months old. Hubby grabbed him from the middle of the street before he got hit. When I went to visit Hubby at work he was carrying this puppy. I knew what he was thinking, so the puppy climbed through the window and off we went.
It became very obvious that someone had abused this sweet German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd mix pup, so we tried very hard to give him over the top love & affection.
Charlie grew to be a really large dog, like 80+ pounds of pure muscle. He had one blue eye and one brown eye and he was the sweetest dog you'd ever meet. Charlie retained some of his abuse issues, so we learned to live with them. Charlie loved riding in cars, so we often went for rides with Charlie sitting in the front seat strapped in. We rode in style, I had my Cadillac Coupe Deville then. Charlie liked big cups of iced water when we went to Taco Bell, etc. People got a kick out of this big dog sitting up like a human.
Charlie only went to the vet one time for shots & snip snip. 2 years ago we thought he had a stroke & John was mortified. It turned out to be Idiosyncratic Vestibular Syndrome or old dog syndrome. It left Charlie with stroke like effects, but in time he regained 98% of his abilities. He had balance issues after that. As long as he wasn't in pain, could function & was fully cognizant, I had to give him the chance to go on. Charlie had another episode 7 months later and the only thing he didn't regain was reverse. His hearing was nearly gone and he's an old man at 17, that's 119 human years.
Charlie still acted like a puppy with us & the cats. Hubby was his buddy and Dad, I'm Mommy. Monday Charlie wasn't interested in eating & I could hear him yipping every so often. When Hubby came home from work Charlie didn't get up to greet him as usual and laid there the whole time Hubby did his chores, which is not like Charlie. Hubby wheeled me outside to see Charlie. Charlie looked like he was in pain, hadn't eaten at all, so the vet came to put him down Tuesday. You could see the defeat & tiredness in Charlie's eyes.
The kindest thing to do is put him down. Though our hearts ache and we didn't want to have to make that decision, it was here. Charlie is buried in a spot he used to like to lay in all the time. We love you baby! Wait for us on Rainbow Bridge, we'll meet you as soon as we can.
Our hearts are broken, Charlie was our oldest baby. We know this is the kindest thing for Charlie, but it doesn't make it any easier.
Charlie was the most sweetest, loving dog anyone could ask for. He wasn't a watch dog, he was a big chicken. Charlie was our baby and he was ALWAYS a good boy. We will miss our precious baby. Charlie went to sleep on June 6, 2006 at 10:48 a.m. and went over Rainbow Bridge.
Since I am unable to get out without help, it would be unfair to get another dog. We had Charlie for 17 wonderful years and we just don't want another dog. Charlie was our baby and we can't take the heartbreak.
I love my kitties!
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December 26th 2007 6:10 am
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Dad saved me and Mom was with me everyday in the back yard until she got sick and Dad had to help her come out in the wheelchair.
I used to help Mom water in the back yard;) Okay, okay, I didn't help Mom we played in the water together. After that Mom would take me into town just for a large cup of iced water and we would drive around until I got tired and we'd come home. I used to try to sneak out to see what was out there and I got out a few times. Mom says when I got out I didn't know my name. That's when Mom started using the car to come get me. That Mom of mine is pretty smart.....she knew I loved riding in her car;)
I had great life. I helped Dad with the chores;) Okay, okay I didn't help, I used to walk off with his tools;) I love Mom & Dad's back yard kitties so much that I herd them into the garage whwen a storm is coming. I also loved Mom's lop eared rabbit Willow. Mom has a photo of Willow sleeping on top of me;)
Thew last 2 years of my life I felt old, but not painfully so. The last year I knew I wasn't going to be here and it made me sad. Mom & Dad visited me lots and gave me the treats I loved. Mom would often cry, but I don't know why? Dad told her not to think about me not being there. One day I felt like crap. The vet, who is a nice man, came to examine me and told Mom & Dad my heart was giving out and that I had others problems, but I didn't hear what it was. Mommy, Daddy and all the kitties told me good bye and I went to sleep. Everyone was upset for a long time.
I miss my family ands hope God lets us meet again.
December 26th 2007 5:55 am
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I liked every holiday except July 4th. Dad stayed with me in the garage cause I was really scared.
All other holidays were awesome, as I got turkey.
My favorite was when Mom filled a bone with peanut butter for me;) Those weren't holidays, they were just special days.
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