Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

To everypup, kitty, hamsterrier and human, we wish you all the best for your holidays! May your every Christmas wish come true!!
    - Charlie

Friday, December 22, 2006

Charlie: 52 Humans: 4

It's wonderful to have cards from so many friends all over the world! So wonderful, that the humans aren't even jealous. Well, not too much!!

Thanks from Charlie to all you doggies AND kitties AND ESPECIALLY hamsterriers. You've made this a very special Christmas!

p.s. Thanks to Charlie & Opy's SHD/SHM for the great idea about how to display these wonderful cards!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas Wishes

Charlie's been talking to Pouncer, and she reports that three things that Charlie wants for Christmas are:

1) Mom to play with him however he wants, whenever he wants
2) To eat people food with the people
3) For Gabbie to come over and play every day

Three things Charlie does NOT want for Christmas:
1) A new babygate
2) To be left at home alone
3) To hear the word "No!" for a whole year

What do you want and not want for Christmas?

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sock monster

Charlie has this thing about socks. Noooo... he doesn't chew them. Noooo... he doesn't lick them. Nooo... he doesn't carry them around the house. Nooo... it's different from that.

Putting socks on activates him!

Humans attempting to put socks on anywhere in his sight must guard their feet and beware, because it turns Charlie into a sock-biting fiend! And sock-biting easily escalates to foot-biting, followed by all-out roughhousing.

Charlie's been like this ever since he was a puppy. And now at two, while it's getting to be almost possible to put socks on around him... sometimes... it's never easy.

Maybe he sees it as a great wrestling match (human vs. sock) in which he wants to participate -- on the sock's side. Or, maybe he sees the sock as a monster trying to attack and wants to help the human side.

I don't know. All I know is it's darn hard to put socks on around this house!

Monday, December 11, 2006


On rainy Portland days, it's too muddy for Gabbie to come play with Charlie in the back yard and too wet to play outside generally, so we play ball indoors.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Out for a walk

Sunshade? Freda? Opy? Is that you? Hmmmm... guess not.

Ahah! Lefty!!

Gotta sit at corners and wait for the cars to go by before we can cross.

Make sure no one's sneakin' up on us...

And now back to our regularly scheduled program, already in progress.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


... or Golden Retriever? You decide.