“Something to Chew On” Charlie Bear with LAA #1

March 22, 2011 at 8:21 am 7 comments

You’d think it would be all strawberries and milk for dogs after they are rescued, fostered, and then adopted into new homes. Yeah, you’d think it would be peachy.

But not so. I brought with me all of the “issues” I’d been dealing with and trying to overcome. And these new peeps, one male and one female, were mystified. I think they thought my foster mom was kidding when she told them I had fits and chased my tail aggressively. I think they thought that with enough love they could help me over all of those insane habits I exhibited when I was stressed. I think they thought that because I was so cute I couldn’t possibly be as unruly as the online site said.

They were wrong.

I had only one thing going for me. My good looks. I mean, hey, just look at me! That’s the picture my rescuer put up on www.adoptapet.com. It’s what landed me a gig with these new peeps. And it’s what I heard my female peep say over and over those first few days at their home: “It’s a darn good thing he’s cute.”

It WAS a darn good thing, because within the first two days I had two strikes against me.

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NOTE: If you want to catch up with what happened in LBA (Life Before Adoption), you can look under “Charlie Chat” on the right. All the posts are there, and these new ones about LAA (Life After Adoption) will be there too. As my new peep called it in previous posts, watch for more of Something to Chew On by me, Charlie Bear, in the weeks ahead. And thanks for stopping by. We love your comments, so feel free to make some. Woof!

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Inquiring Children Want to Know… “Something to Chew On” Charlie Bear with LAA #2

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  • 1. Lynn Smith  |  March 23, 2011 at 6:03 am

    So glad to hear from you, Charlie Bear. I have been wondering how you were adjusting to your new home. Just hang in there little guy. I know your new peeps must have plenty of patience and love and with you all working together I am sure you can learn to be a good addition to their family.

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    • 2. bjtaylorblog  |  March 23, 2011 at 7:43 am

      Lynn,
      I must admit I didn’t think it would be this hard to adjust to my new home. But that big dog — well, he thinks he rules the roost. He doesn’t know yet that I do! Anyway, I’m working on it, and I thank you for your kind words.
      Hugs and Woofs,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 3. Jean Stewart  |  March 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    ah, but you ARE cute! A busy, fun, cute little bundle of energy who is getting better every time we see you and your peep, Charlie Bear. You’ll forget about your tail before the year is over, I bet. Love your posts….

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    • 4. bjtaylorblog  |  March 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      Hi Jean, thanks for commenting on me. I am cute….glad you see it too! That darned tail of mine–it keeps annoying me–I hope I do forget about it someday. Thanks for the positive feedback. My female peep says hello.
      Woofs,
      Charle Bear

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  • 5. sara golden  |  March 22, 2011 at 9:17 am

    cringing in anticipation…

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    • 6. bjtaylorblog  |  March 22, 2011 at 9:39 am

      Sara — you do remember all the heck I gave you, right? It didn’t stop when I got to this new house. But these new peeps are pretty cool–they didn’t give up on me. Just like you never did either. : )
      Love & hugs to you,
      Charlie Bear

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      • 7. Sara  |  March 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm

        Thank goodness for those peeps you landed with; I can tell you that most would not have been so loving and patient. You scored the jackpot CB, always be grateful for this. We are.

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