Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Just Like That

4 years ago my husband brought home a dog, he was big, very hairy, and a boy which are the 3 things I avoid most in dogs.  I swore I would have nothing to do with him and for a few months I didn't.  Then my husband had to be out of town for a few months and after I would put the kids to bed it would just be me and fat Charlie (Im not calling him fat btw its his name) and he would look at me with those big, brown eyes.  He melted my icy heart and was soon sleeping in my bed.  When my husband got back all he could say was "you stole my dog", and he was right because he was MY dog and I was his person.  Over the years he became more than my dog, he was my best friend and I loved him.  Then just like that he's gone, and there is one less beautiful amazingly created creature in this world.  In my head I know there are bigger problems in the world, but my heart is like a honey badger right now because it doesnt give a shit.  He never made me feel bad and almost always made me feel better and there are not alot of things in this world I can say that about. 
Fat Charlie had a great life.
Fat Charlie loved and was loved in return.
Fat Charlie was a good boy.


  1. oh jamie, my heart is so so broken for you. i wish i could hug you. sending you love. xxo

  2. my friend, you are in my heart right now.

  3. I'm so so sorry Jamie - that is a sweet photo of your boy and a lovely tribute. Will be thinking of you :)

  4. =(
    p.s the honey badger eats the shit out o' cobras.

  5. p.p.s
    i say it all the time too ;)

  6. I'm so sorry to hear he's gone... He was a handsome pup! Thinking about you!

  7. Aww I'm sorry they are like one of the family aren't they. Big hugs xxx

  8. So sorry Jamie. My sweet Darcie left me November 30th after 12+ wonderful years of unconditional love. I totally understand your pain and loss.
    Love Charlie's sweet picture.

  9. So sorry to hear that, Jamie. What a touching photo, too--he has so much personality!

  10. oh gosh this made me very teary because I experienced the same heart ache in October for my Paw Paw and I am still raw :( :( I don't even have any words at the moment because I know it's a tough time :(

  11. Jamie, I'm so sorry for your loss of Fat Charlie. What a wonderful, sweet dog and a beautiful picture of him you've posted. My sister lost her golden retriever Molly 2 weeks ago -- Molly looks so much like Fat Charlie, and meant just as much to our entire family. We have a sweet picture of Molly wearing a wig and glasses and a Penn State shirt -- she was so happy as part of the family, mugging for the camera, knowing how much it delighted us all. Keeping you in our hearts during this difficult time of remembrance.

    Happy New Year!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
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