Charlie Here

I came to live here in 2010 when I was just over a year old. I’m almost four now, and Mom thinks I know it all. Shhhh…she’s right…I do, and I have a lot to say. You can tell by my blog posts.

I’m still a feisty critter (can you tell?). And my Peeps continue to call me spunky and cocky, and other names like bullheaded and stubborn. It’s true–I’m all of those things (and more). 

I helped Mom Peep write our book: Charlie Bear: What a Headstrong Rescue Dog Taught Me about Life, Love, and Second Chances. She told her side of the story, but I got to interject a few tidbits of my own to make it extra interesting. It’s out now and available on Amazon and the publisher’s website and even Barnes & Noble.

Have a chewy day!

Woofs & Wiggles to you,
Charlie Bear

I told Mom to stick the links here so it’s super easy if you want to buy a copy of the book. She didn’t want to, but I made her.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/IegHi4
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/JTorap
Inspiring Voices: http://bit.ly/HHI8zs

26 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kathleen Dalheim  |  November 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Charlie Bear,
    I just got done reading your book. I loved it!!! Tell Mom peep it was awesome!!! I didn’t want the story to end. I am going to go buy some more to share with friends for Christmas gifts. I wish I could see you in person, but we live in New York state.
    I like walking our dog who is part Husky/ Shepherd mix when I can. She has calmed down a little, but still spins and chases her tail and growls when we let her outside and when the alarm clock rings. she is 10 years old now. Do hope you write more about you soon.
    Take care and have a nice Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up soon!!!
    Kathy Dalheim

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  • 3. Robin Bush  |  April 5, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Hello Charlie,
    I just wanted to tell you that we, all 6 of us now have been rescued by our Mom! There is hope and joy at our house. You will outgrow your little issues and no matter what you will be loved always and taken care of. ALways love your Mom and family! We live in Colorado and we love it here. Stay positive and be a happy woof woof! We love having so many brothers and sisters to hang and play with. Give the big dog a chance, he end of loving you lots. lol xoxoxoxoxo

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    • 4. bjtaylorblog  |  April 5, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Robin,
      Six furry friends all in the same house! Awesomeness to the max. And all rescued, like me. No better place than a home with Peeps who love you, right?
      Woofs and wiggles to you,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 5. Susan  |  February 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I’m a softie for cute doggies and I love that picture. Now when will you be three and what are you going to call that year?!!

    BJ, your eyes make your face smile and are your best feature!
    Susan

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    • 6. bjtaylorblog  |  February 5, 2013 at 6:48 am

      Susan,
      How sweet of you to write! No matter how many years I add on, I’m still going to be a Y2K….because they are all “years-to-know-it-all.” Woofs!
      Charlie Bear

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  • 7. Carla Phelps Wert  |  July 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

    BJ – I wrote this poem and when looking for the right picture to use (to read at our writing group) I found Charlie Bear . . . Is it okay to use the picture? Please email me as I do not want to use Charlie Bear’s picture if you wish for me not to–and, would you mind if it was published with the poem? and, if so, what would you like me to say for credits? thank you, Carla Phelps Wert

    IF I WERE THE PRESIDENT

    (the picture of Charlie Bear did not paste on – it is one of him with the flag – so cute !!!!)

    “Charlie Bear”

    If I were the President
    I know just what I’d do
    I’d tell all my loyal voters
    Only things I KNOW are true

    I don’t know much of taxes
    Or things on which to swear
    But I’d soon enact a law
    Where ALL are treated fair

    If anyone should ask if I’m a Democrat
    Or think I prefer Republican
    I’d tell them very quickly
    I only vote “AMERICAN”

    I’d fly our flag with honor
    And try not to enter fear
    In other people’s problems
    Whether far or whether near

    In school our students would stand proud
    And salute our liberty
    Their pride would show the world
    That America stands free

    I’d always do what’s fair and best
    For rich, for poor, for YOU
    To be proud and patriotic
    Our country must stay TRUE

    So if I were the President
    I’d ask for your support
    And I’d see that my opponents
    Were of the proper sort

    © July 10, 2012 by Carla Phelps Wert

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  • 8. looking for health authority jobs?  |  April 12, 2012 at 12:11 am

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  • 9. Larry  |  January 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Guess i’ve been commenting on the wrong page for i’ve been “Replying” to the posts instead of submitting one of my own, but gee; we are all entitled to a few ‘goof ups’ once in awhile, aren’t we?
    Ask your “Peep Mom” to put my pix. up where they are supposed to go if she can for mine does not know how, but she is willing to learn if any of ‘Your Peep Friends’ care to tell her how. By the way they told my Peep mom at the shelter that i am a mix of ‘Siiztu & Terrior’ but one told her that i was a ‘Pedigreed’ but you know what? I really could care less as long as i hav e a good & comfortable place to stay and plenty of good food to eat, and when i first came to my P.H. [Permanent Home] to live i thought that pure ole dry dog food was as good as it got for that is the only thing i would eat but my favorite peep mom(i have 2) kept offering me other things til now i eat most anything but my favorite is meat,(esp. pork & Chicken,) a few veggies & my really favorite thing is ‘Vanilla Ice Cream’; i really try to do some favorite things for her, such as sit, shake hands & try to say “Thank You”, i do this by barking and will say it a lot for don’t stop til she finally gives it to me. Well iv’e said enough for this time; will see you’ll on ‘The flip side.’

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    • 10. bjtaylorblog  |  January 10, 2012 at 5:54 am

      Larry,
      This is one smart dog! Sitting and shaking hands and even barking on command! What a sweetheart.
      Keep up the good work.
      Woofs & Wiggles,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 11. From Mary's Pen  |  May 1, 2011 at 11:35 am

    What a lovely boy you are, Charlie!

    Congrats on the new home. 🙂

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    • 12. bjtaylorblog  |  May 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      Mary,
      Why, thank you very much for the compliment. I do like my new home, even though it has a big dog that lives here. I’m learning to adjust.
      Woofs to you,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 13. Alice  |  April 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Charlie,

    Guess i’ve been commenting on the wrong page for i’ve been “Replying” to the posts instead of submitting one of my own, but gee; we are all entitled to a few ‘goof ups’ once in awhile, aren’t we?
    Ask your “Peep Mom” to put my pix. up where they are supposed to go if she can for mine does not know how, but she is willing to learn if any of ‘Your Peep Friends’ care to tell her how. By the way they told my Peep mom at the shelter that i am a mix of ‘Siiztu & Terrior’ but one told her that i was a ‘Pedigreed’ but you know what? I really could care less as long as i hav e a good & comfortable place to stay and plenty of good food to eat, and when i first came to my P.H. [Permanent Home] to live i thought that pure ole dry dog food was as good as it got for that is the only thing i would eat but my favorite peep mom(i have 2) kept offering me other things til now i eat most anything but my favorite is meat,(esp. pork & Chicken,) a few veggies & my really favorite thing is ‘Vanilla Ice Cream’; i really try to do some favorite things for her, such as sit, shake hands & try to say “Thank You”, i do this by barking and will say it a lot for don’t stop til she finally gives it to me. Well iv’e said enough for this time; will see you’ll on ‘The flip side.’

    Woff to everybody,
    Beaugie..

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    • 14. bjtaylorblog  |  April 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      Hey Beaugie,
      You can reply anywhere. I see all of them on all the different pages, so feel free. I’ll tell my female peep to send your fav peep mom your picture (it’s really cute) and maybe we can post it on the site sometime. Watch for that in the coming months.
      I eat dry food too. My peep says she wants to keep my figure fit and trim, ha ha. Doesn’t bother me ’cause I’d rather be fit and trim than not able to do my Indy runs.
      You know how to do the shake hands thing? I do a really mean “down” and “stay” pretty good too.
      Catch you on the woof side,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 15. Sandi  |  March 29, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Hey Charlie Bear, Scooter here. I’m the little white fuzzball–ahem, handsome dude–your peep saw and told my peep what a cutie I am. I try to stay humble about it all. Anyway, you & I both have a sad story with a happy ending & caring peeps along the way, thankfully. Today I’ll hear back from my doc about lab results for a growth, my peeps are giving me antibiotics and prayers. Love your latest pic. Keep writing, you have such a gift. Woof, Scooter

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    • 16. bjtaylorblog  |  March 29, 2011 at 6:57 am

      Scooter, too bad we can’t meet for a sniff and lick. I like happy endings for rescue dogs, don’t you?
      Good luck with your lab results. I’ll be praying for a good outcome.
      Many woofs for you,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 17. Susan  |  March 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I sure do miss updates to Charlie chat. The pictures are adorable.

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    • 18. bjtaylorblog  |  March 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      Susan,
      I keep telling my female peep to get those fingers a’typin! She’s working on it. Watch for new posts REAL soon.
      Woof,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 19. Jean Stewart  |  January 20, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    You’re adorable, Charlie Bear. Maybe someday you can meet Crosby at the dog park at the beach. She’s a unique mix, too. The best kind of dogs! Keep up the good work at telling your story–it may help you settle in as you work with your peep.

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    • 20. bjtaylorblog  |  January 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      Why, thank you, dear Jean! I love compliments! Yes, we’ll have to get together sometime, that would be fun! I’m working on settling in. I have my good days and my not so good. But hey, don’t we all?
      Hugs to you,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 21. Yvonne Olson  |  December 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Charlie,

    It’s Lucy, the good looking miniature golden doodle in Washington. I am looking forward to more of your posts – you really have a way with words (it always makes me wag my tail, wink, wink).

    Have a great Christmas,

    The Lovely Lucy

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    • 22. bjtaylorblog  |  December 10, 2010 at 8:16 pm

      Dear Lovely Lucy,
      I remember you from your picture, you’re awesome. I love making your tail wag. Woof, woof!
      Charlie Bear

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  • 23. Karen  |  December 9, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    You are adorable. What kind of dog are you?

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    • 24. bjtaylorblog  |  December 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm

      Karen, they say I’m a Terrier mix. I see myself in all kinds of different photos of dogs, so I’m not really sure what breeds I am, but I like to think of myself as one of a kind!
      Have a great Christmas,
      Charlie Bear

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  • 25. Marianne  |  November 22, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    i love it

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    • 26. bjtaylorblog  |  November 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm

      Marianne, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I’ll tell my peep you said hello.
      Love,
      Charlie Bear

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