Paws and Cherish the Moments: A Charlie Guest Post


Paws and Cherish the Moments:  A Charlie Guest Post.

Hi Friends –

As you may know, I have recently become an uncle – Uncle Charlie.

And I must tell you – I have fallen in love with my new little niece.

At first, I wasn’t sure about her.  It wasn’t that I didn’t like her… I just didn’t know what she was….  I looked at her, I sniffed her, I licked her……  but not much happened.   Mainly my mom just held her (and sort of ignored me…).

But a few months have passed, and now she is getting to be a bit more fun.  She plays with squeaky and squishy toys on the floor.  She rolls around and makes funny noises.  She allows me to give her kisses.  And she loves to watch me, so I try to show her how to play by demonstrating with my toys.

And sometimes, I just like to lay down with her and relax.  It is good to “paws” and cherish these sweet moments.

When you aren’t sure what to make of something – a new person – a new situation – a new smell or sound – just paws…..

You might just find there are moments to cherish in that paws.

Woofs & Wags,

Charlie is an adopted dog with brown eyes and a white-tipped tail who brings joy and laughter to his family and friends.  Charlie is a gifted writer, raving food critic, cat, chipmunk, and donut lover, and exceptionally photogenic model.  Some of his best friends are Mike the UPS Man, Cliff the Mailman, Jaeger the neighbor dog, and ANYONE who delivers pizza to the house.   If you would like to read more guest posts by Charlie, simply type “Charlie” into the Search box at the top right hand corner of this link:   If you would enjoy a companion like Charlie, please consider pet adoption.

PS:  If you would like to read a really sweet book written by a man AND his adopted dog, please check out “Who Said I Was Up for Adoption?  A story about one calculating dog and one unsuspecting human,” by Colin Chappell.  When Colin contemplated the idea of adopting a dog, he did so warily, for he had seldom spent time with dogs and one of his primary canine experiences came when he was bitten by a German Shepherd at age fourteen. He certainly was unprepared for the complexities of caring for the seventy-five pounds of rescued, furry attitude he encountered in Ray. But perhaps what he was even more unprepared for were the emotions he would feel once Ray invited him to be his friend. Who Said I Was Up For Adoption? tells the evolving story of this adoption (though it remains unclear just who did the adopting). Funny, heartwarming, and emotional, Colin and Ray’s story is really two stories, for part of learning to let an adopted dog into one’s life is learning to see from a perspective other than your own. True to that knowledge the book is narrated from parallel, alternating viewpoints-Colin’s and … Ray’s! All net profits from sales of Who Said I Was Up For Adoption? will be donated to the Oakville and Milton Humane Society, a remarkable organization that rescues and rehabilitates dogs (and many other creatures) and matches them with suitable, loving humans.

Colin also blogs about his life with Ray at A Dog’s Life:  Stories of Me and Him.

47 thoughts on “Paws and Cherish the Moments: A Charlie Guest Post

  1. Awww Charlie, what an adorable photo! You look like you adore your little human! She sure is a cutie and so are you!! No more kisses from Bria my little friend. She went over the rainbow bridge and I sure do miss her. 😥

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  2. Hi Jodi – Thanks so much for sharing your love of dogs, and giving my book “Who Said I was up for Adoption?” some publicity. You may be interested to know that over half of the books sold worldwide, were sold in the US! Thx guys! 🙂

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  3. Really great to hear from you, Uncle Charlie! 🐶 Sounds like you are teaching your little neice how to have fun with squeaky toys! She sure is growing quickly! 💕 Always good to paws and enjoy life’s simple pleasures! Cheers Charlie! 🌟

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  4. Uncle Charlie, you are the bestest to give “paws” to let your niece develop a bit more into the wonderful little human that she is. I just need to give you a heads up: she might start pulling on your ears and tail when she gets older, but she’s just trying to play, so don’t be mad at her! xoxo

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  5. So glad you are getting to know your new niece, Charlie! I promise you that as she grows up, she will be one of your best friends. (Meanwhile, station yourself under her high chair as she is learning to feed herself. You will get LOTS of extra food that way.) The photo of the two of you just warms my heart!

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  6. Great post Charley. I’m glad you’re so good with your neice. I can tell from the picture you both like each other a lot and I love how you protect her too. Also awesome book choice 🙂

    P.S. Your Mom’s recent cookie recipe looks amazing, when things slow down I’m going to try it for sure. I love shortbread like you love a bit of meat from the table 🙂

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    • so nice to hear from you ms amanda. Have you read mr colin and ray’s book? have fun baking. Mom has been baking up a storm for the wedding. I love when she bakes because my job is to keep the floor clean and she makes lots of crumbs! 🙂 love, charlie

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      • I did read his book, he’s a very entertaining writer and you know how I love dogs, Charlie 🙂 I interviewed Colin as well and that was enjoyable, hearing about how he found Ray. Hope your Mom enjoys baking, that’s so nice of her to do it for the wedding, I imagine she’ll need quite a bit of it depending on the guest list length. Good boy Charlie, scraps from the floor are definitely a good thing, I bet you beat Mom to them every time 🙂 Cheers Jodi , hope the wedding goes well!

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