The Home Depot … Charlee’s Saturday Treat

Mom knows I love The Home Depot. On Saturday mornings, they have extra treats for me. I get lots of attention because I am so wonderful. (That’s what my mom says anyway.) Oh, and did I mention their spacious carts? More room for those extra treats! Happy!

Charlee at Home Depot

Home Depot’s Spacious Carts Rank High on Charlee’s List

Charlee’s Press Release Made Her Blush

My mom thinks I’m pretty cool. She and my PR agent issued a press release about me — and had a landing page created for me. I’m still blushing. So hard to be modest. #CharleesTales https://www.multivu.com/players/English/81812241-charlees-brave-dog-hamburger/

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Charlee’s Blushing

 

Charlee’s #ChocolateChipCookieDay Recipe

My recipe? Look like I am working out so Mom will let me eat the giant #chocolatechipcookie she made. (Hee hee hee!)

 

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What? I’m working on my obliques. Really.

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Mmm. A giant, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, corn free, chocolate chip cookie. (My mom is a bit obsessive about E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.)

 

 

“Doctor, Doctor” – Charlee Visits a Therapist on #ThrowbackThursday

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I Don’t Know Why I Bark

Doctor: What makes you bark at your neighbor’s Chihuahuas?

Charlee: I don’t know. It must be a reflex.

Doctor: How does it make you feel to see the Chihuahuas?

Charlee: Irritated.

Doctor: Why do you think you feel irritated?

Charlee: Well, first of all, they wear bandanas all summer and silly kilt-type jackets all winter.

Doctor: Why does this irritate you?

Charlee: Maybe because they seem so prissy. And don’t forget, they start it all – the barking, I mean. They taunt me.

Doctor: How do you think the neighbors feel when the barking wakes them up?

Charlee: Mmm, probably not exactly thrilled.

Doctor: What is your goal in barking? What is it you feel you are accomplishing by barking?

Charlee: They need to know how silly they look wearing scarves. They are male Chihuahuas after all.

Doctor: Do you think perhaps you may be suppressing feelings of attraction?

Charlee: Boys wearing girls’ accessories? Absolutely not.

Doctor: Wasn’t your sister, Bandit, (may she rest in peace) part Chihuahua?

Charlee: She was. But my neighbors are nothing like Bandit. Bandit wore a denim visor.

Doctor: Have you been spayed?

Charlee: I am 10 years old. Is this question even relevant?

Doctor: How old were you when you were spayed?

Charlee: Is this a HIPAA violation? How much is my mom paying you? I think our time is up now. I gotta go potty.

“Adventures” (an Elizabethan Dog Sonnet)

Today would have been Charlee’s 13th birthday. Here’s a happy-birthday-throwback-Thursday look at one of her sonnets.

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Sunrise with Charlee

She spoils me is what some may often say.
PetSmart, Petco, Pet Club and sometimes Lowe’s …
She takes me on adventures every day,
(and wants to take me flying with “Dog Bose”).

She bathes me weekly and brushes my shedding coat,
Puts cream on my paws and checks my face for stains,
Fastens the pretty pink collar around my throat,
In the ‘Benz we speed to Starbucks drive-thru lane.

An iced venti unsweet’nd green tea for her,
Grande water (and treat she brought) for me,
To the pet store next where cats are adopted and purr.
Lizards, parrots, ferrets and fish we see.

Adventures with my mom are always fun.
But my favorite with her is watching the rising sun.

Dear Santa, Naughty or Nice?

 

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What?

I found my darling Charlee’s (RIP) letter to Santa in her box of unpublished blog notes.

“Dear Santa, My mom said it was naughty for me to take my chew toy outside when I go duppy. But, I have to admit, I found it rather nice. Your call, Charlee”

 

 

Charlee’s New Meds (Go NSAIDs!)

So, my story today is about my new meds.

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Charlee Takes Her Meds

This past week, my mom has been putting some really delicious sliced turkey in my breakfast bowl. The really delicious sliced turkey has a small pill wrapped inside. The small pill is an NSAID … a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and it works wonders for my arthritis.

If you suffer from arthritis pain and haven’t tried NSAIDs, ask your veterinarian to talk to your mom about them. I feel like a new dog at 12 and a half years old.

Anyway, so about the picture … I like to eat the turkey first, right? It does taste the best. But, my mom usually buries the really delicious sliced turkey beneath my kibble and green beans, forcing me to take the kibble and green beans out of the bowl and make creative designs with them on the floor. I’m pretty sure my mom would get angry about my creative designs if she wasn’t the paparazzi with that smart phone of hers.

Remember: take your NSAIDs. #carprofen #deracoxib #firocoxib #meloxicam #NSAIDsfordogs #arthritisindogs