Charlie has arrived in the big city. Charlie was surrendered due to a change of employment which will now require his previous owner to travel. Speaking of traveling, Charlie made a long trip to his foster home from central North Dakota last Saturday. Thank you to all the transport volunteers who made that happen.
Charlie is five-years-old, he will be six in April. He's been in to see the vet and get UTD. He is 69 lbs of happy tail-wagging golden boy. He rode into town with Roger 10-041 and got along well. Charlie met the two resident dogs Bailey age 12 and Zoey age five when he arrived at his foster home. Bailey is blind and sometimes confuses a new dog. Let me tell you he is very sweet to her. Zoey's greeting to Charlie was a little on the overzealous side and did get a lip curl from Charlie, but that was all. They have played a little chase around the backyard but no hard-core wrestle-mania as of yet.
Charlie lived with a cat in his former home and a smaller dog too. They said he was100 percent housebroken and so far that's true. He has not been tested for a full workday yet but he should be fine. Charlie sleeps on a dog-bed at the end of my bed. He's very velcro with fd "foster dad."
He is quite exuberant for his age and would benefit from several rounds of obedience. He does jump up to greet so he probably would not be a good match for young children. More on what Charlie needs in a forever home as we get to know him better. FD
Charlie will be attending the dog wash in Lino Lakes from 11:30 til 1:00
Foster dad is letting me do my own update and I have an announcement to make.......
I'm adopted! Right here in my foster home. Turns out I was meant to come here and cheer up this family.
You see......... they were sad because one of the resident dogs, Bailey FNA 07-687 went to the bridge two weeks before I arrived. Well let me tell you.... I know how to cheer up a household! That said I am really good with the resident senior also named Bailey. She is my snuggle buddy. I am still working on seeing if she will play with me too.
The other resident dog is Zoey, she was very sad cause she lost her play pal. Problem solved as we have become wrestling buddies and I can chase her around the back yard too. As for FD, well it was love at first sight with me! He tells me I'm Velcro like Bailey and a touch clumsy too. I worked real hard for two weeks to win him over as I really wanted to stay. Dad tells me I get to go to school with him soon as I need better manners.
I really want to go with dad whenever he leaves so that will be fine with me.
Gotta go Zoey needs her cute little ears chewed on .
Charlie was adopted in February of 2010 so we are way past due on an update. Charlie is doing well living in Richfield, MN. Charlie is now 8 years old and lives with his fur-butt sister Zoey also 8 years old. Charlie is my Velcro boy and is never far away, in fact sometimes underfoot. Charlie is happy,healthy and better behaved these days.
As I type this update he is right on the floor next to me. Charlie has been a good resident dog in a foster home for the most part, but I do have to put most of the toys away before a foster dog arrives. Charlie thinks all the toys in the house are his! Charlie lost his big sister Bail's last fall when she went to the bridge last September. She was my second Golden named Bailey. He was a good little brother to her.
Charlie had his first foster brother last summer and fall with Duke 11-248. Took a little while for Charlie and Dukers to become pals, but they did become great pals. Duke loved to romp and wrestle with both Charlie and Zoey often all three dogs would play together at the same time. Last month Charlie,Zoey and myself had a reunion visit with Duke and his family in his forever home. No wrestle mania that evening but everybody got to know each other again. Charlie being the stinker, he even attempted to convince Duke to turn his toys over to Charlie. He was using the old Jedi mind trick I suspect. Duke you really want ME to have that toy.
Charlie and Duke
Charlie came from Rugby,ND and his former family sent all his stuff along with him. A blanket and some favorite toys and a dog bed, leashes,dog dish's the works. I suspect he was loved in his previous home. His favorites are his bell ball followed by his football. While they are still favorites he now has an orange ball that he is over the top with. He will bring it to bed at night even. And the first thing in the morning will pick it up and carry it out with him.
For a while he would purposely play with it in the living room next to the couch, always managing to get it under or behind the couch. Whine, bark and running back and forth till I would come retrieve it for him...And within 5 minutes guess... under the couch again. Sorry Charlie, that got old. So his orange ball takes breaks from time to time in a kitchen drawer. He is always happy to come back in the house and find it has returned from where ever it runs off to? And these days it stays out from under the couch too. Thanks Charlie.
We had a visiting foster dog this weekend Cleo 12-113 she is such a cute little peanut. Cleo came from a commercial breeding operation. She is very shy and needs another dog to be her BFF and help show her the way. Cleo picked Charlie to be her BFF and Charlie is awesome with her. She has come along so well in foster care and will make the right family a wonderful addition to their pack. She will be coming to visit here again soon for a longer stay and she's in "good paws"with Charlie.
Charlie came to his forever home in a time of sadness over the loss of my Golden Bailey. He has fulfilled his mission to Cheer this family up...Words really can't describe how much I love Charlie boy. There is just something ? I think it is his personality that you just fall for this sweet boy.I cant imagine a day with out him.
Thanks again to all the wonderful volunteers at Ragom for all you do to help all the Golden's in need. And for getting Charlie to us. Thanks for reading about my boy Charlie.