Nicknames: Ducky, Little bit. Charley bear, baby bear, Chi chi,Ms. sassa frass ( She knows why ) .
Birthday: June 27th 2008
Likes: I love stinky anything, My peeps Annie and Bo. I figure anything that's not nailed down is MINE.
Pet-Peeves: Not being the center of attention. Getting a bath or my nails clipped. Also not a big fan of nighty night..
Favorite Toy: Bo, Bo and Annie. Did I mention Bo :) I love webkinz, stuffed animals, clothes fresh out of the dryer, flip flops, the garbage can.. Oh my toys are OK too, I like puzzles and squeaky things.
Favorite Food: Whatever Annie and Bo are eating. I am eating RAW now and I love the crunch, YUMMY..I am also a connoisseur of anything that I can fit in my mouth.
Favorite Walk: Everywhere and anywhere..Down to the lake, into the pantry :) If I could just figure out how to get into the big magic place that sells food, I would be golden.
Best Tricks: Hiding socks and shoes. I can sit and stay, and I am the prettiest little puppy ever. I also listen when my ears aren't full of cotton candy and daydreams.
Arrival Story: I am changing Charley's arrival story in hopes of saving someone else the same heartache we are going through. I found Charley's breeder through a Great Dane Rescue web site. She also came highly recommended through some show people. I talked to her numerous times and was not only charmed by her but convinced of her ethics. It was during a difficult time for my family as we had just lost my dad. In hindsight I can clearly see the red flags I missed or wanted to miss once I saw Ms. Charley in person. Her breeder seemed perfect on paper but so many things are coherently wrong with her ethics. She did not in fact OFA certify, obviously bred with Wobbler's in her lines and lord knows how many other issues. While I will never for one second regret the decisions that brought me Charley. I will make it my mission to put people like this out of business and save all the future Charley's from this heartbreak. Please do the same for all breeds.
Charley is also an ace resource guarder, she is really really good at it :) She also has some fear issues we are overcoming one baby step at a time. Charley is my heart and soul. She has taught me more then any dog I have ever loved. Sharing this ride with Ms. Charley is a privilege and a joy..
Bio: Ms. Charley is now ruling the galaxies like the princess she was. I know in my heart we will meet again in this lifetime. I will see her soul in a dog who needs us. She was my best friend, my dogie soul mate. She will be missed greatly. I am so thankful for everything she gave us while she was here with us. She was a gift we treasured. She brought so much love, laughter, wisdom and noise in to our lives. I will be forever grateful to the roads that led us to her. Thank you my love for giving this lifetime to us. I miss you. I love you. I am thankful for you always.
“When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.”
Forums Motto: The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
There is a saying “ you don’t always get the dog you wanted but you get the dog you needed.” I was blessed in this lifetime that I had the gift of both. Charley was the dog I desperately needed to make me a better human. Annie was the dog I had always wanted in everyway. I spent everyday trying to live up to the human she thought I was. Charley made me work for everything, Annie complied with my every whim. Charley was shy, nervous, funny, adorable, threw me for a curve everyday. I spent my days trying to keep up with her. Annie always in the background with support, patience, help and love so much love. All I ever saw in those soulful eyes that peeped at me around every corner was endless adoration. She made me feel worthy of her trust and love. Charley was my firecracker, Annie was my lighthouse in the storm. Calm, stable, smart, eerily human like. and a force to be reckoned with should you forget your manners. Charley was my baby. Annie my best friend. One pulled me in every direction the other one pushed me forward.
Polar opposites behavior wise. But together they were an unstoppable force. The hearts of lions. Capable of so much love and devotion too me that I kept pushing myself to deserve it. They were my yin and yang always balancing each other out, giving one what the other was lacking. Two bodies one soul.
Both my teachers in such invaluable ways. Such gentle and caring souls. Never asking for anything but time from us. Love and time. In return they gave us everything. Brought me so much love that it will have to sustain me for a lifetime. Memories that will keep me warm when the world becomes too dark without them in it. They are woven into every fiber of my being where they will remain until we meet again.
They were intertwined in this life from the moment we brought Charley home. Teacher and student. Sisters. Best friends. Two souls that travel through this universe always finding each other to be whole again.
They take pieces of me with them, all the best pieces I hope. Just as they left me with gifts that will forever make me be more. Be better. Try harder. Help those that can not help themselves. I will make them as proud as they always made me.
Ladies it was the privilege of my life to be your momma, student, teacher, friend, partner, protector. You brought sunshine in our lives. You made every day one of my favorite memories. You made us whole.
My Charley bear, we miss you so much. It is so quiet around here. Your sissie misses you so much. She wont eat, play,.. I am trying new things with her. You know Annie she is such a sensitive soul. She is going to your favorite place today. The vets to have a full work up done. Watch over her.
I hope you are happy and healthy. Are you ruling the joint yet ? I bet you are.
Yesterday I had a lily petal on my desk. I am not sure where it came from. Did you put it there ? Or is your momma silly thinking such things.
I just miss you with all my heart my little angel. I feel so much peace at times, I hope you do too. Then an overwhelming saddness takes over every inch of me.
I miss talking to you at night. Bo and Annie would rather sleep then hear me babble on.
I think of you every second of every day. Be good my baby.
Last night was your last with us. Yet I know it wasn't. I think you are as a stubborn as your momma and will defy every rule along the way. We had a slumber party on the living room floor. All nine of us. I agree that we could have all done without Bo's snoring on top of my pillow. I felt the love in that room just as I feel it now. You were so loved in this life time. I know you will take that with you. I tried to be strong for everyone else. Not sure why I always feel I have to do that. Maybe because I am the momma and that's what we do. Jayde could see the tears in my eyes as I talked to you after everyone else was asleep.
Do You remember what she said ? She said that you were an angel flying to close to the ground. You were wandering around looking for your wings. Then you saw me. You saw my heart was so broken after we lost our Opa. So even though you were already late picking up your wings. You stayed behind. You called us with your magic bark ;) I like that part too. Then we found you. Jayde said that was the plan all along. Us thinking we had found you but actually you found us. You clever bear. She said now it is time to let you go. That you have you earned the biggest wings they have. I believe that. She also said you can visit us anytime so we better behave and set a good example.
One day Jayde and Tyler will have dogs of their own. They will take all the knowledge they learned from you. They will be worthy of the dogs that no one else wants. The broken ones. I feel they will be drawn to those animals because of you. What a gift that is in a world where people only want instant gratification. You taught them things that made them better humans. I can't help but think how many lives your short life will continue to affect in a positive way.
I love you little bear.