Time again for a Charlie update...Some major changes have occurred. Charlie lost his pal Zoey last June to hemangiosarcoma, The dynamic duo no more. Wesley was the last foster to learn from the A team.
We did find out that Charlie's happy go lucky attitude carried over to him being an only child. He always thought the world revolved around him anyway. Time has crept up on Charlie and I have taken to calling him "Old Man" He is the sweetest old guy and has a burst every now and then. But his vision & back end is not what it used to be.
It was decided to add a foster dog to the mix and see how Charlie would do as a solo mentor..We also changed it up a bit and brought in a younger dog. Mack @ 2-1/2 going on three came to be our first foster post Zoey. Mack spent his first few days as a Ragom dog in another foster home so we got a lot of info before he arrived on Saturday. He even came freshly bathed thanks Janet!
Try as he could Charlie tried to claim the top dog spot. But it was decided by the boys the larger younger Mack was now in charge with this pairing. It's kinda funny cause at times Mack looks to Charlie after elbowing him outta the way to go outside he stops and waits to make sure Charlie is coming out. As it turned out Mack never left and became Charlie's lil brother...Suddenly after years of all girl dogs we have all boys these days.
Mack has a few rough edges we have been working on. We did have a former foster gal Peaches/now known as Gabby come to stay with us for a few days last summer. Her and Charlie picked up right where they left off back in 2011. Mack was a work in progress at times. But improved on Gabby's last day and really took a liking to her. I would find those two snuggling together a few times...
Charlie had given up sleeping up on the bed as he is no longer able to make the jump up. However that changed this winter. He now shows up for a boost up often. And before 2016 was in the history books Charlie had a surprise for me. A sudden burst that started in the hallway resulted in him making the leap up on his own one night. Charlie has birthday #13 scheduled in mid April. So Happy Gotcha Day Charlie! Seven years together today! Thanks for reading about my boy Charlie.