Thursday, October 16, 2008

Birthday Boy

Today Charlie is 4. He continues to mellow, but still has that puppy excitement about him. Some of this year's developments:
  • Charlie's become quite the singer, demanding to harmonize at the end of every human meal. Every. Meal.
  • This year Charlie's proved himself a sociable guy -- meeting and playing nicely with several new dogs and even handling himself with composure on walks when faced with aggressive off-leash dogs.
  • Wev'e had lots of houseguests and visitors this year, and Charlie's initial reservednesss upon meeting new humans has decreased dramatically.
  • Charlie has decided (finally!) that he likes to be brushed. And he's learned the word "brush". "Want to brush?" sends him flying to the appropriate closet.
  • Now he allows me to dry even his feet without resorting to teeth. Clipping his nails alone, however, remains an unattainable goal.
What's not changed is that Charlie's still glued to me and I'm crazy about him. Some things are just forever.



Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Charlie, happy 4th birthday matie. Hope you have a great day.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

L^2 said...

Happy Birthday Charlie! We hope you have a great day.

Love and lots of licks,
Willow and Stella

Moco said...

Happy Birthday Charlie,
We can tell that you have improved with age. Next year will have many more exciting adventures. Maybe you will get out on the boat.

Jan said...

Happy birthday and keep asserting yourself on that nail clipping torture. It makes you appreciate what you do allow.

Misty the alpha Poodle

BenTheRotti said...

Hi Charlie,

Happy 4th Birthday buddy!

love and tailwags,

Ben xxx

PeeeS.. I'm NEVER gonna comply with that whole brushing thing.. i flee at the mere mention of a brush!

Thor and Jack said...

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Love and licks

Lacy said...

w00f's Charlie, hope u had a pawsome day on ur barkday..with lots of pressies and treats...and hope u has many many more...

b safe,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Charlie!
Happy 4th Birthday!
Congratulations on your developments during this year too!
Kisses and hugs

Juno said...

Hello and happy barkday, Charlie!!

Momo & Pinot

Huskee and Hershey said...

Happy Barkday Charlie Boy!!

Amber-Mae said...

Charlie, Happy Barkday to YOU!!!!! Four but still looking good dood.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Curt Rogers said...

Good boy, Charlie! Keep up the good work but never give up your puppydom! Make it last forever. Happy birthday, you gentle soul, you!

Sophie Brador said...

Happy Birthday Charlie!


Girasol said...

Charlie, happy birthday!!!

Chef said...

And happy birthday from me too, Charlie!


Islay said...

Happy Birthday Charlie! Live it up and have a great day.

licks & slobbers

BrandytheGreat said...

We're back Charlie!
Happy Belated Birthday, and I must say you look great in the picture!

Sami & Baylee said...

Oh Charlie! Happy Barkday! Oh my hooman sis was watching me blog and she ask who is that, meaning you and she said, "Awww he is cute!" Allie says Happy Barkday too. Allie is my hooman sis!

xoxoxo Sami & Allie

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Charlie.

Lenny said...

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday! I hope it was great. I like "want to brush?" also! :)

Your friend, Lenny

Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas from 2 golden retreiver Zitablue uns Cerise

Anonymous said...

Louisette from Belgium
Best regard to you