Charlie Bear here.
You are not a loser until you quit.
Something happened to me when I was a year old. I was abandoned and found roaming the streets in Los Angeles, matted with dirty feces on my back end, a snarly attitude of “hey, don’t touch me,” and I snapped at any dog or human who tried to take away food I was lucky enough to get my paws on.
All of those issues could have sent me into a tizzy. Actually, they did for quite a while. But I didn’t give up on myself. And my foster mommy didn’t give up on me either. She worked with me, trained me, and loved me.
Gradually I came out of my funk and let people touch me (I love Dad’s even, soothing strokes); and I don’t growl at people around my food. Mom can even set a bowl in front of me, say “wait,” then lift it back up and put it back down. I have to admit I still don’t like anyone touching my rear end. Those memories of matted, dried stuff that hurt and pulled at my fur have never really left me. I spin and chase my tail periodically, but basically, I’m all right.
I’m not a loser. I’m a winner.
Why? Cause I never quit.
I never quit trying to better myself. Trying to be a good dog. Loving up my new Peeps.
What have you stuck to that makes you a winner because you didn’t quit?
Woofs to you,
Charlie Bear (the rescue dog…)
11 thoughts on “I’m not a Loser…are you?”
Haven’t seen a new post in a couple of months. Hope and pray all is well.
All is well and good. Been SO busy, but thank you SO much for inquiring!
All the best,
I haven’t seen a post for a couple of months. Hope and pray all is well.
OK, Charlie Bear, so you’re not a loser! Well neither am I but istill have a few issues that I had when my peeps rescued me such as the running in circles as you have.. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get together and run a race sometime? Take Care…
Wags & wuffs..
Running a race with you, and spinning out to our little hearts’ content, would be awesome!
Take care to you, too,
Needed this today! Home teaching. Writing. Running. I adore your positive, encouraging heart, BJ! Love you!
Love you like the Dickens, too, says Mom Peep!
Woofs to you and your life,
You’re amazing, Charlie Bear. And I’m still a work in progress. No losers here!
I’m a work in progress, too! Just like you!
Wiggles and woofs,
Charlie Bear, you have so much to teach us!
I almost quit writing, but I didn’t. Actually, your mom peep listened to me and helped me through a rough time a few years ago. I’ll always be grateful to her. She’s an amazing listener–and she loves with her whole heart!
Wow…what a feeling between you and Mom Peep cause she says you’ve saved her bacon quite a few times! One in particular when she was really, really low. She says she loves you with her whole heart, too!