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Mind If I Share My Second Column With You?

Charlie Bear here with the second column I promised to show you. This one was done in the final issue of 2012 and here’s what it said (same intro as the other one…skip it if you’ve read it before…lol):

I was found roaming the streets in Los Angeles, fending for myself
with no one to care for me. If I’d been taken to a shelter, I would
have never made it out because I had a bunch of issues: I threw
temper tantrums, guarded my food and toys, and was sensitive to
touch. So my rescuer took me to a foster home and from there I
was adopted and found my forever home.

MEET Charlie Bear
     the Rescue Dog

I’m one of the lucky ones. There are a lot more like
me out there, and many of them are mutts, also
like me. I might be part Shih-Tzu, Terrier, even
curly-Poodle, who knows, and Mom and Dad
Peep don’t care. They call me a muttigree and they
love me.

5 Things to Know About Mutts

1. We’re just as good as purebreds, maybe better!
We come with the best traits of favorite breeds.

2. With training, we can perform
the same duties as purebreds,
such as search and rescue, bomb
sniffing, guiding the blind, therapy
comfort in hospitals, schools,
nursing homes.

3. Of the 5 million to 7 million companion
animals that enter shelters each year, only 25% are
purebred. That means the biggest percentage of
euthanized dogs are mixed breed. So wrong!

4. There’s nothing wrong with us
muttigrees. We’re fit, friendly,
and fun and we love and wish to
be loved, like any other dog.

5. You might just feel what Drew Barrymore
did when she adopted her dog Vivian: “You get such
a beautiful, selfless high from saving a life.”

Adopt a mutt today (like me!), and feel the joy
of companionship.

Rescue Dogs Make Great Family Pets!

* * *

So there you have it. The two columns I did for the magazine in 2012. Like I said in the last post, we have a special column coming out the first quarter of 2013. Watch for the topic that will help you plan for spring and summer vacations. Onward through winter!

Many wiggles and woofs for a Merry Christmas season,
Charlie Bear (the Rescue Dog with a Voice)

www.americanpetmagazine.com

December 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm 8 comments

Mind If I Share My Column With You?


Charlie Bear here with some cool news. Earlier this year, the lady who publishes the American Pet Magazine (available online for free) asked me to write a column. Here’s the first one we did and it’s in the issue above:

I was found roaming the streets in Los Angeles, fending for myself
with no one to care for me. If I’d been taken to a shelter, I would
have never made it out because I had a bunch of issues: I threw
temper tantrums, guarded my food and toys, and was sensitive to
touch. So my rescuer took me to a foster home and from there I
was adopted and found my forever home.

MEET Charlie Bear
     the Rescue Dog

Pretty cool story, huh?
But it wasn’t all peaches and cream when I came to
my new home. It was hard to adjust (I was used to
roaming free, doing my own thing), but with loving
patience my new Peeps gave me the second chance
I needed.

5 Things to Remember When You Adopt

1. Give me space. Provide a crate where I
can go to be alone.

2. Expect a bit of unruly behavior. It will
take me time to adjust to a new home.

3. Establish yourself as my pack leader.
Reinforce any training and good habits I do
have.

4. Take me for walks. Provide exercise and
play time. If I’m a tired dog I’m a good dog!

5. Don’t give up on your love for me.
Bonding takes time. Please be patient.

October is Adopt-a-Dog Month. Perfectly fitting
for me because that’s when I was adopted two years ago (in 2010). Did you know that rescue dogs get their needed
shots, are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, and are
deemed in good physical health before adoption? What
have you go to lose? Just ask my Mom and Dad Peep:

Rescue Dogs Make Great Family Pets!

* * *

Mom and I just turned in our next column that will run in the Jan / Feb / Mar issue.  It will be chock full of great info…and Mom and I discuss a topic that will help you plan for summer vacations. I know — crazy, huh, to even think of next summer when we aren’t at Christmas yet? Such is the world of magazine deadlines. They have to think WAY ahead.

So tell me — do you want to see the other column I did in 2012? Vote YES or vote No.

Many wiggles and woofs for a Merry Christmas season,
Charlie Bear (the Rescue Dog with a Voice)

www.americanpetmagazine.com

November 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm 6 comments


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