October Pet Profile
This Month our Pet Profile is a longtime South Shore Travel Care Member, Charlee. Charlee joined our then, A Doggone Good Life Family when he was nine years old. He enjoyed his 30-minute Mid-Day walks to the beach & around the block. He was nervous with new people & was very head shy although it didn’t take long for him to warm up to Auntie Sandy. Charlee could be very stubborn about starting out for his walk; he would be under the couch where he usually liked to sleep when Mom & Dad were not there. He was a home boy & didn’t like leaving his home. Auntie took her time with him & would entice him out with patience & treats, which helped a lot because Charlee Loves his treats. Coming out from the couch was just the first step in getting Charlee ready for his walk. He didn’t mind having his harness & lead put on but leaving the house was not always what Charlee had in mind unless of course he REALLY had to relieve himself. Once outside he loved exploring his yard but was resistant to leaving the property. So Auntie Sandy would carry him partly down the hill, once he got down he was eager to walk, he would bark at everyone he saw especially other dogs. Auntie would gently correct him & let him know that wasn’t nice. When Auntie started bringing friends for him to walk with he put on his big boy low rider pants & walked from his front door & beyond….
As the years have passed by Charlee is taking things at a slow & steady pace. He has loss of vision, some hearing loss, although I think he’s fooling us at times & it’s selective hearing (wink). He is now enjoying short visits with Auntie.