Me to a “T” – says Charlie Bear

October 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm 8 comments

Look closely. The captions say: “Behold the faithful family dog as he stands sentinel over lives, property and possessions, he is….DILIGENT…RESPONSIBLE…(cut to the turbo-charged zoom around the yard–then back to his alert stance)…and UNWAVERING in his self-appointed duties.” by Brian Bassett in the Orange County Register

How did this guy write a cartoon that shows me to a T? Okay, that’s a goofy yellow lab, but the actions are spot-on me.

Mom Peep watched me from the kitchen the other day. I raced around the flagpole and back to the tree, running a figure eight in the grass. I heard her tell Dad, “I wonder if he’ll be doing this years from now?” I know she was thinking about big dog Rex again because she got all teary-eyed when she walked in to his room and he wasn’t there. She remembers when Rex was a young whippersnapper like me (well, nobody is like me, but you get the drift), and how he used to run on the beach, chase the chuck-it balls thrown for him, then race back and slide like he was coming in for a home run. Then he slowed down–of course from age.

But not me. I’m not ever gonna slow down. I plan on going and going and going, just like the Energizer Bunny. One cool thing big dog Rex taught me is that it’s okay to run and chase life with abandon and to give it all the gusto you’ve got because you never know when you won’t be able to anymore.

So in honor of Rex I’m going to continue to chase the wind, race around the flagpole, and try to catch the cat who always eludes me. And besides, there happens to be a side benefit to the antics and showmanship that I provide in my forever home. I bring smiles and laughter to Mom and Dad Peep. And that’s a very good thing. I say: Come on life…bring it on! Let’s race with the wind.

Is there anything YOU do to make your Mom and Dad happy?

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Love, with Wiggles, from Charlie Bear Dear God, It’s Me, the Dog

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  • 1. Julie Garmon  |  October 25, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Good post, CB and I needed this today. Yesterday, I got so annoyed with Clyde. He’s not yet 10 months old, but he keeps stealing things and running with them. I have to remember his age, and to be patient. THANK YOU, BUDDY.

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    • 2. bjtaylorblog  |  October 25, 2011 at 8:31 am

      Clyde,
      Ahhhh, you’re having fun with the keep-away game, huh? Grab it, run with it, keep it away from Peeps so they’ll chase you. I do that with my Mom. Dad thinks I’m nuts. The best one at that game was big dog Rex. I’m told he was a master when he was a pup. Mom learned to turn her back on him, especially if it was a prized possession of Dad’s. If she showed Rex how badly she wanted it back, and she yelled, Rex would get even more excited and run and sprint from her grasp, holding the object gleefully in his teeth. You wouldn’t believe how many pairs of Dad’s reading glasses Mom had to replace!
      Woofs & Wiggles to you and your mommy,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 3. Lynn  |  October 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Hehe! Charlie Bear I loved that cartoon. When we saw it, my Mom and I had just finished playing fetch with that funny ball with ears, and then tug-o-war with my rope toy. I could have gone on for hours, but Mom said I had worn her out and she needed a break. I’m still pretty young myself, (not quite four years old) and I love to play. I run after the cats, too! But sometimes they turn the tables and chase me! It really makes my Mom laugh when she sees me running and them running after me. But it’s all in fun because we get along great with each other. My Mom also loves it when she comes home from work in the afternoon and I am so glad to see her that my whole body wags. I sure do miss her when she is gone! Another thing I do to make her smile is when she’s been on the computer too long and I come and lay my head on her knee. Most of the time that makes her turn it off and pay attention to me and the girls. I love my life and I want to run and play for a long, long time to come. Take care until next time, Charlie Bear.

    Your pal,
    Jake

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    • 4. bjtaylorblog  |  October 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      Jake,
      Nice to hear from you again. That cartoon is so funny and I’m glad you liked it. I don’t have a funny ball with ears. What does it look like? I know my mom would laugh if she saw cats chasing ME. Sometime she wishes the cat outside would stand his ground when I come barreling out toward the corner of the yard, but he runs up the tree and escapes every time.
      On Saturday I did that thing with the computer with my mom too. She was working too long so I stuck my face by her legs. She picked me up and placed me on her lap and I helped her type. : )
      Wiggles & woofs to you,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 5. DEBBIE MOORE  |  October 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Hey Charlie Bear, Oreo and Rowdy here again! We go out of our way to make our Peep Parents happy too. We curl up in bed right between them every single night! We want to make sure they stay warm enough and we know that if we didn’t sleep between them every single night, they would probably freeze – especially our Daddy Peep, his blood is real thin and he stays cold ALL the time. Our Mom Peep kinda pushes us out of the middle sometimes cuz she says she’s burning up from something she calls HOT FLASHES!! What is that, we wonder! But even when we are freezing, she is sweating and turns the air conditioner on even when when it’s snowing outside sometimes! Poor Dad Peep. She puts sweaters on us, at least since everyone else is always cold and we are glad cuz it does get cold outside and inside sometimes! We kinda think she’s crazy sometimes, but dad says it’s something they call menopause!! But, she gives us treats, feeds us and pets us no matter what is wrong with her! We do still watch her and her diabetes like we told you before but she does make us wonder sometimes if she’s ok cuz she is laughing one minute and crying the next and Dad always tells us that same funny word called menopoause. It sounds like something men would get not women, but so far, Dad never acted like her. But since we all are male, we will never understand women! But Mom says she doesn’t understand it either, so we all are in it together. We try to be comforting to our Peep Parents all the time. But sometimes when our Mom Peep yells, we just run under the coffee table and hide til we are sure she’s not gonna explode and then we come out and she is fine. She has never hit us in all the 3 years since we were born, but it still scares us when she yells at anyone and as soon as she notices us running under the coffee table, she stops and then loves on us and says she is so sorry over and over again, so we kinda like it when she does that. We worry about her though cos she is very sick and it is hard for her to yell anyway so we know something bad has happened when she yells. Sometimes she is yelling for help but we don’t know that, cos our Peep Brother, BJ, has a bad disease called epilepsy and he had a seizure yesterday and this time we stayed when she yelled for Dad and we kept close to BJ while he was shaking cos we realized Mom was not mad, but scared and it seemed to help her to have us sit with her and BJ while he layed in the floor shaking and he was bleeding and Mom was crying cos yesterday was also his birthday! He turned 30 but he was in a coma in June and he died several times and they never thought he would live to be 30 and he almost didn’t. They had to take out half of his brain in an operation and the stress made our Mom so sick, she almost died too. She also has lupus and stress sometimes causes vasculitis in her brain and causes her veins and arteries to swell and get inflamed and she gets a lot of pain from it and she has strokes, too. She is 50 but has had 4 strokes already. Our Dad has congestive heart failure, so our whole family is sick. Even our Peep Sister who has 3 kids also has lupus and bone problems and has had cancer and our Mom had cancer too before we got here. We have a BIG job taking care of our Peeps, but Mom made sure if something happens to her or Dad, she made a will for us to be taken care of. We hope nothing happens to our Peep parents, cuz nobody would love us as much as they do! They say we help make their lives worth living but they make us feel important too. We all love each other!
    Woofs and Wiggles
    Oreo and Rowdy

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    • 6. bjtaylorblog  |  October 24, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      Dear Oreo and Rowdy,
      You guys have a big job to do — taking care of all of the peeps at your home. It sounds like you do a wonderful job multi-tasking and doing everything necessary. Try not to take it personally when there is yelling. Most of the time, it isn’t directed at us at all and it’s just the peeps letting off steam. Funny how they have to do that.
      I will pray and my mom will too for all of the peeps at your home.
      I wish you health and happiness.
      Wiggles & Woofs,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 7. Lois Hudson  |  October 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks, Charlie Bear, for making the rest of us smile too!

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    • 8. bjtaylorblog  |  October 24, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      Lois,
      You are very welcome. When I saw that cartoon I knew it was so much like me and I just had to share it.
      Wiggles to you,
      Charlie Bear

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