Congratulations to Charley for being the last Dogster featured on Larry Merrill’s fabulous Dog Each Day! As those of you know who have been following the site, February 17th is the last entry on this amazing artistic journey.
Thanks to Larry for pouring so much time, energy and affection into his site! I know Larry and his family are probably ready for a break but the rest of us will miss your work.
Here’s what Charley‘s furmom has to say about him:
This is Charley, a black and tan German Shepherd mix. I worked on my husband about getting a puppy (it took a few years, we already had a cat and another shepherd mix, Cinder) and when he finally said, maybe,” I took the chance and ran with it.
I found Charley on Petfinder. He was so sickly when he came to be with us. The woman who rescued him and his littermates told us that they were found in a cardboard box at a construction site. He was the littlest one at four pounds. The vet told us he was probably only four to five weeks old. He had no teeth and had many different parasites. We had to bottle feed him and mush up puppy food with puppy milk. He went to the vet almost every week for the first three months we had him.
At three years old, hes happy, healthy and spoiled. He loves his big sister” Cinder and loves to play with her. We credit him with getting Cinder up and playing despite her bad arthritis. He also loves playing with the newest addition to our family, Clone, a one year old orange tabby. He is also very loving and loves to give us kisses. We are greeted every single morning with wet dog kisses. People talk about that one dogI think Charley is that dog for me. I believe in rescue, thats why all of our four animals are rescues. – Julie
Ands here’s what Larry adds:
I love this shot – what a great puppy pose! Thats a plush buffalo in bed with Charley Thanks for sharing, Julie, and keep up the rescuing!
Tomorrow is the very last Dog Each Day! Its been a long year (those Chinese calendars add some extra weeks, dont they?) but very enjoyable. I am still working on details of the book, so please stay tuned. Its difficult to draw a dog every day AND work on a book (and go to my day job), so it may be another week or two before I spell out details. It will be self-published initially, MAY have the option of getting your dogs art on the cover (if its been a Dog of the Day) and will feature one dog per page – thats close to four hundred pages. Whew! See you all tomorrow