I hadn’t been in my new home for more than a few days when I freaked out my female peep big time. She liked to take me for walks, and I enjoyed that too, but why in the world did I think cars and trucks were something to lunge at? Moving ones, mind you, not the ones standing still like statues. We were walking along the sidewalk, nice and smoothly, and she was giving me high praise. I liked that part, but not the next part.

I saw a shiny white truck. A big one with monster wheels. You could hear the roar of it coming down the street from acres away. When it got close, I just had to bite at its tires. I wanted to puncture them, stop them from screeching and making that awful noise that bothered my head. So I darted out directly into the street.

FEMALE PEEP: “Charlie! No!”

She yanked me back so fast my head spun, which was a good thing, or I might not have had a head.

FEMALE PEEP: “What are you doing dashing out into the street like that? We could have lost you.”

She reached down and grabbed me to her chest. I could feel her heart pounding; mine did too. What was I thinking? I can’t take on a big ‘ole truck like that. Heck, that thing was 100 times the size of me.

FEMALE PEEP: “Man, Charlie. You could have come right out of that collar. We’re going to the pet store tomorrow to get you a harness.” 

I wanted to tell her I’d never do it again. I wanted to say that I didn’t want a baby harness around me that looked silly. But when she had her mind made up, there was no stopping her.

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NOTE: If you want to catch up with what happened in LBA (Life Before Adoption), you can look under “Charlie Chat” on the right. All the posts are there, and these new ones about LAA (Life After Adoption) will be there too. Watch for more of Something to Chew On by me, Charlie Bear, in the weeks ahead.

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“Something to Chew On” Charlie Bear with LAA #8

6 thoughts on ““Something to Chew On” Charlie Bear with LAA #8

  • April 30, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Can’t wait to see you in your new harness, Charlie Bear. I bet you’ll look so brave! Ready for action!

    • April 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      Dear Julie,
      Tell Clyde that he would NOT stand for a baby harness like I have to wear, but I understand it’s my own fault. I don’t look brave in it, I look silly, but female peep says it saves my life, so I guess I have to wear it. Oh, the things I do to make her happy!
      Woofs to Clyde & you,
      Charlie Bear

  • April 30, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Charlie, I run from big wheels and loud noises. In fact, I run from everything. I didn’t have a great puphood. I was rescued from a dirty cage in a back yard by a nice lady. Then another nice lady adopted me and took me to her beautiful home. There I’m treated like royalty. I’ve become quite lazy and fat. But I’m still afraid of everthing but my lady. Yours truly, Honey Hubler
    (You can see my picture on my lady’s website: http://www.marshahubler.com in the PHOTOS link.)

    • April 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      Honey, how “sweet” that a nice lady rescued you from a backyard cage and then another “sweetie” adopted you and now you are in a beautiful home. And no wonder that you have such a sweet honey of a name!
      I’m trying not to be afraid of things, and trying very hard not to bite at truck and car tires. Let’s both stay safe, okay?
      Charlie Bear

  • April 28, 2011 at 6:15 am

    You’re brave Charlie. When my peep rescued me I cowered every time a car went by and school buses – forget it. My peep thinks maybe I had a close call with a truck or something when my original owners abandoned me. I don’t remember, but now I just walk close to my peep when something scares me.

    • April 28, 2011 at 7:32 am

      I’m probably more foolish than brave! I think you’ve got the right idea!
      Thanks for commenting on my blog post.
      Woofs to you,
      Charlie Bear


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