This is our “Charlie”! Dave named him. Now here’s the story of Charlie! I’m sure you all remember “Baby”. That was our Black Lab who lived to a great old age of 16 I believe it was. The Vet said Black Labs don’t normally live that long and that she must’ve been very well loved and she was. She was loved and spoiled to the core, and before her we had “Cleo” who was also a Black Lab and very well loved and also lived to a nice ripe old age. I believe Cleo was the same age as “Baby” when we put her down. They were just too old and losing the will to live and we believe Baby had a stroke the day we were putting her down and it was like the Lord telling us it was the right thing to do.
Here are some more pictures of Charlie in a minute. Now I’ve never really trained a puppy before so any help you can leave in a comment would be extremely appreciated. First, of all we put down Baby when she got so old and her body functions were failing a week before Christmas. It broke our hearts, but we had to do it for her and she went off to stay with our other friend Cleo who more or less died the same way. They’re both at “Rainbow Bridge” (love that story it truly helps a broken heart due to a pet). We waited a long time before we thought about another pet/friend because I’m retired and disabled and being totally alone is not my favorite. I needed a friend, and so I didn’t really look to hard at first I waited for the right opportunity for us. I wanted to give a pet a forever home as they’re calling it at Petfinder’s. I was searching through there and I found out that it would cost $200/$300 at the shelters around my house and then I was talking to my daughter and she said it was $100 cheaper by her. So she was going there looking for a kitty for her daughter and she sent me pics of different dogs she thought I might like and one day a police officer brought in Charlie that was just a stray, and I went to go look. They said he was 7 yrs. old. NOT! Then the Vet said okay maybe “5”. I don’t think so! He still has baby teeth barely peaking through his gums. He’s very playful, loves to bite while playing, trained as far as sitting, and goes to the bathroom outside, but had to holler at him one time when he lifted his leg, but didn’t do anything and he’s had one accident. Shhhhh don’t tell Dave! He loves to go for a walk, but when I take him to the park he pulls on that chain sooooooooooooo hard. He loves to stay on the front porch, and will stay chained up in the backyard for a little bit, but not long. Nothing to see back there. So……… oh, and loves to chew on paper from the garbage can and will try to get on the couch when he thinks you’re in a good mood, but we don’t allow that. Well, that’s it. So any pointers is truly accepted with gratitude. Have a great Labor Day and have fun, and please be safe. Below are a few more pics of Charlie!!! Charlie also loves to run, run, run and play, play, play!!! I’m not that young anymore, so I need other things I can do with him that he’ll like. I’ve bought him all kinds of toys already and he loves TREATS! I’ve taught him how to (sit he knew how already so I can’t take credit for that). He is trained not to poop or do his business in the house, and I’ve taught him how to give me paw. Both paws as of today! WOO HOO! That second paw was a task. Oh and he knows how to go in his cage all by himself. We’re making him sleep in there because we cannot trust him yet as far as his business or chewing on things or going on the furniture and garbage. He’s a big time chewer so therefore I believe he’s teething, don’t you?
So any and all advice or help is appreciated! Thanks everyone and I hope you love Charlie as much as I do. I will post pics from time to time. I have to get our boxes ready now that we’re donating to Texas Hurricane donation, so we can drop them off.
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