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Meet Charlie Dog

June 26, 2013

Meet Charlie dog. If you are a regular reader of my blog you will be familiar with this furry face but I thought he deserved a proper post as he is the BEST DOG IN THE WORLD.

Charlie is our golden retriever. He is almost two and a half years old and so now a fully grown pooch. I used to be absolutely terrified of dogs- one chased me on the beach one time (obviously thinking that I was playing) and I screamed my head off and promptly fell over into a mouthful of sand. As I’ve grown older, and because of spending time with Chris’ two dogs, my fear has gone and since having Charlie I now have a love for every single lovely dog out there.

Charlie is a real character. He is full of beans and always wants to be around us- when we come home we get the best greeting and he always brings us one of his toys. Golden Retrievers are very intelligent dogs and quick to learn so he knows lots of good tricks like high five, spin and bringing us the post! His favourite words are dinner, walk and treat and he will eat anything except for lettuce and celery. He has a really lovely nature and it is no surprise that they are often described as the best dogs to have around children. He can be boisterous around adults but extremely gentle around kids.

His favourite things to do apart from the obvious eating and walks are looking out of the window at everyone walking by, sleeping with his head under the table and swimming in the sea. He does have the occasional grump, usually when Mum and Dad (aka. Big Dog) go out for the night and he pines after them. The last time they went out he put himself to bed! He also hates plugs, the hoover, skateboards and cows.  Cows are his one true enemy.

Having a dog in the family brings us so much happiness. A big dog is great for when you want a big hug and he will always come and lay across our laps for a snooze. Big dogs are not so great when they get over-excited and knock you over but I think that’s his only downfall. Dogs are lovely but they are a lot of work and responsibility especially when they are a puppy- Charlie would get up at 5.30 every day and he needed a lot of attention especially when we were toilet training him! Luckily my Dad works from home so could give him more time. They are also a lot of money and you really need to bear this mind if thinking of getting one- alongside the monthly costs of food and pet insurance there are vet and kennel costs. There is definitely a lot to consider when buying a dog but they are completely worth it!

Do you have a dog?
8 comments on "Meet Charlie Dog"
  1. Awww he's adorable, we got our puppy Daisy in October and she is such a cutie, very naughty but I just can't help smiling whenever I see her. :)

  2. Oh my god, he is ADORABLE! Xo

  3. Awwww I love Charlie dog.

  4. I love golden retriever! I would like to have one! Hihi. :D Charlie is so adorable and cute! ^^

  5. He's so CUTE! :D
    I've always grown up with animals - my grandparents have a farm where my Mum was brought up - and as a result we have had a LOT of animals. We currently have 5 dogs (!) 2 cats and some goldfish, but we've had chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, more fish, more cats, another dog, and even ducks! :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  6. Awwww he is lovely! I really would love to have a dog but we aren't home enough in the day so it wouldn't be fair. We make do by dog sitting for our friends and family instead :-)

    Claire x


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