Charlie Bear here with some cool news. Earlier this year, the lady who publishes the American Pet Magazine (available online for free) asked me to write a column. Here’s the first one we did and it’s in the issue above:

I was found roaming the streets in Los Angeles, fending for myself
with no one to care for me. If I’d been taken to a shelter, I would
have never made it out because I had a bunch of issues: I threw
temper tantrums, guarded my food and toys, and was sensitive to
touch. So my rescuer took me to a foster home and from there I
was adopted and found my forever home.

MEET Charlie Bear
     the Rescue Dog

Pretty cool story, huh?
But it wasn’t all peaches and cream when I came to
my new home. It was hard to adjust (I was used to
roaming free, doing my own thing), but with loving
patience my new Peeps gave me the second chance
I needed.

5 Things to Remember When You Adopt

1. Give me space. Provide a crate where I
can go to be alone.

2. Expect a bit of unruly behavior. It will
take me time to adjust to a new home.

3. Establish yourself as my pack leader.
Reinforce any training and good habits I do

4. Take me for walks. Provide exercise and
play time. If I’m a tired dog I’m a good dog!

5. Don’t give up on your love for me.
Bonding takes time. Please be patient.

October is Adopt-a-Dog Month. Perfectly fitting
for me because that’s when I was adopted two years ago (in 2010). Did you know that rescue dogs get their needed
shots, are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, and are
deemed in good physical health before adoption? What
have you go to lose? Just ask my Mom and Dad Peep:

Rescue Dogs Make Great Family Pets!

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Mom and I just turned in our next column that will run in the Jan / Feb / Mar issue.  It will be chock full of great info…and Mom and I discuss a topic that will help you plan for summer vacations. I know — crazy, huh, to even think of next summer when we aren’t at Christmas yet? Such is the world of magazine deadlines. They have to think WAY ahead.

So tell me — do you want to see the other column I did in 2012? Vote YES or vote No.

Many wiggles and woofs for a Merry Christmas season,
Charlie Bear (the Rescue Dog with a Voice)

Mind If I Share My Column With You?
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6 thoughts on “Mind If I Share My Column With You?

  • November 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Congratulations, Charlie Bear, and Mom Peep, on your new venture! So proud of you! And YES, I would love to read your other column. Keep writing…Crosby will be proud of you!

    • November 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

      Thank you so much for the vote of confidence in us. I’ll post my second column of 2012 soon, and can’t wait for you all to read the next one in the Jan/Feb/Mar issue of 2013. Have a wiggly and woofy Christmas at your house!
      Charlie Bear

  • November 28, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Charlie, Bear, I’m so stinkin’ proud of you! A new place to tell your love story! Keep writing.

    • November 28, 2012 at 7:40 am

      I love a good love story, don’t you?
      Thanks for being stinkin’ proud of me!
      Wiggles and woofs,
      Charlie Bear

  • November 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    A cool magazine, Charlie Bear, and good that you have more peeps to tell your story to. Thanks for telling me about it. Merry Christmas to you, Mr. & Mrs. Peeps.
    Woofs & Bow Wows,

    • November 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Beaugie and Mom Peep Alice,
      Merry Christmas to you, too! And we’ll take it as a YES from you that you’d like to see my other column?
      Wiggly Woofs to you,
      Charlie Bear


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