I love my dog, Charly. I hate to say this but she is my favorite out of all the dogs my family has ever owned. We got Charly, (real name is Charlotte) when I was fourteen years old. Here I am twenty-nine and she is fifteen.
I look at her and know it's coming. When? I don't know. I look at my sister's dog Winnie. I guess I should spell it Winny, sorry. My sister got me on facebook spelling her dog's name wrong. Anyways. Winny is ten years old and is still very active. I forgot what it's like to have an active dog. Winny barks, rolls over, or jumps on the bed. Charly? She sleeps, eats, and goes to the bathroom. I can't take her for a walk anymore without her getting tired. I haven't taken Winny for a walk yet, but I'm looking at it doing it tomorrow. I know she will enjoy it. I can see her barking now at all the dogs or kids.
It just makes me sad to see Charly old now. It never brothered me before. I know dogs get old. But when Winny came in the picture, I started to miss the old Charly. I miss her getting excited when she looked out my window. If my family and I hit each other as a joke and we would say "ow," Charly would come running and bark at the person who hit. Not in a bad way. Just picture a small dog trying to be tough, but really isn't.
I'm still trying to figure out what Winny likes to do. I tried taking one of Charly's old toys and have her catch it. She just looks at me like I'm nuts. Then there is the head nuggie. Charly does this still a little bit, but it's a mini two second growl. I use to take my hand on Charly's head and give her head nuggies. She loved those and would growl, but a happy growl. Make sense? I guess you had to be there. I tried doing that with Winny and she just sits there.
In case you are wondering why my sister's dog is living with us, it's because my sister and crew will be moving in with us while they prepare to move back to the states. They also have people renting their house and the lease isn't up so that's why they are moving in with my parents and I. I still haven't figured out why our house. They live in Utah and my brother in law's family is in Utah. So why they are picking Ohio to stay in? Who knows. My guess is just spending time with my parents. Maybe me. But I know my sister misses my parents more.
I'm sure you will get a blog or two once they settle in. It's going to be a crowded house. My sister has a two year and a baby under one.