Charlie Bear here with the second column I promised to show you. This one was done in the final issue of 2012 and here’s what it said (same intro as the other one…skip it if you’ve read it before…lol):

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

I’m one of the lucky ones. There are a lot more like
me out there, and many of them are mutts, also
like me. I might be part Shih-Tzu, Terrier, even
curly-Poodle, who knows, and Mom and Dad
Peep don’t care. They call me a muttigree and they
love me.

5 Things to Know About Mutts

1. We’re just as good as purebreds, maybe better!
We come with the best traits of favorite breeds.

2. With training, we can perform
the same duties as purebreds,
such as search and rescue, bomb
sniffing, guiding the blind, therapy
comfort in hospitals, schools,
nursing homes.

3. Of the 5 million to 7 million companion
animals that enter shelters each year, only 25% are
purebred. That means the biggest percentage of
euthanized dogs are mixed breed. So wrong!

4. There’s nothing wrong with us
muttigrees. We’re fit, friendly,
and fun and we love and wish to
be loved, like any other dog.

5. You might just feel what Drew Barrymore
did when she adopted her dog Vivian: “You get such
a beautiful, selfless high from saving a life.”

Adopt a mutt today (like me!), and feel the joy
of companionship.

Rescue Dogs Make Great Family Pets!

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So there you have it. The two columns I did for the magazine in 2012. Like I said in the last post, we have a special column coming out the first quarter of 2013. Watch for the topic that will help you plan for spring and summer vacations. Onward through winter!

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

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

  • December 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Well, Charlie Bear, I like to tell my peep mom some things more than once and surely like to read your posts more than once, i will read some a lot of times especially when you tell about some throwed away dog or cat finding a forever home, for then another one escapes the pits. Take Care, Charlie Bear, BJ & Roger and have a bunch of “Blessed Holidays”.
    Woofs & Whistles,

    • December 12, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Awww…thanks! Spreading the word that rescue and shelter dogs make great family pets is our goal.
      Wiggles and woofs,
      Charlie Bear

  • December 6, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Beautiful article, Charlie Bear!! You’re one special dog. I think you were hand-picked to become a part of your Mom Peep’s family. No accident, for sure!!

    • December 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Yup, I wasn’t an accident, though I have had a few of those in my days — just recently too..oh no! Thanks for the compliment. Woofs to you!
      Charlie Bear

  • December 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Great job, Charlie Bear and Mom Peep! So excited for you and thrilled that you’re getting word out there about the wonders of rescue pets! Impressed. Congratulations!

    • December 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

      Thanks for the compliment. Love and hugs to all!
      Charlie Bear

  • December 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    So proud of, and happy for you. Keep the good words coming. Thank you.

    • December 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

      Hi Foster Mom Sara,
      Without you, I would be nowhere. Well, I’d still be on the streets in Los Angeles, not in a loving home. So THANK YOU!
      Wiggles and woofs,
      Charlie Bear


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