The Charlie Bravo Story

Charlie riseth in the morning

Psst! Hey dad! are you awake?

Good Lord, Charlie, it’s 0430! Go back to sleep! Mom will slap us both naked and hide our clothes if you get Mia and Max riled up!

I can’t go to sleep without a bed time story; tell that one about how you found the me in the crate, but leave out all the gooshy parts.

Charlie, that’s not how bedtime stories work; you know perfectly well that they are to to be told at night, not in the wee hours of the morning.

Well, dad, now that you brought up the fact that it is the morning, you know it IS now officially Charlie Bravo Day, and as such, I make the rules!

That’s all well and good, but how does that make a Friday any different than any other day? You always think that you make the rules!

You make an excellent point dad; now, you may proceed…

(Sigh) ok, here goes; there once was a guy who had a semi-normal life. Then he found an early Christmas present in the guise of goofy dog left gift wrapped on the side of the road, and she now rules the Casa del Whackos with an iron paw. She is a master of the guilt trip, causing him to forego many activities in which he would partake, as well as give up much food that he would enjoy, that she might have her way. His is now a remora-like existence, surviving on the scraps that she deigns to bless him with as she cruises the dark depths in search of the meaning of life, and if not that, the softest place in the Casa in which to sleep. At this rate, he will eventually cease to exist altogether and they will be forever as one as he is gradually assimilated into her vast black bulk.

(Long pause)

Hey, dad.

What now, Charles?

I love a happy ending.

Join the discussion

  1. Tasha Marie Whaley

    That is absolutely the cutest story ever told. I’m sure that she truly believes she has found her happily ever after!!

  2. Diane Brannon-Keech

    And to all a good night! (for a few hours anyways)

  3. Liz Sierra

    I love happy endings to! Happy Charlie Bravo Day!

  4. Denise Robilliard

    She is such a gorgeous looking dog. I’m so glad she has a forever home with you xx

  5. Shari Baker

    keep em in line Charlie Bravo – The Motorcycle Rescue Dog Story

  6. Kathy Moody

    Love this. Have a great day.

  7. Caitlin Kelly-Jensen

    That was a good one! I love a good ending!

  8. Aimee Hahn

    It’s her feet. Every time I see those snowy feet it just about breaks me. She’s just so Charlie.

  9. Bonny Brown

    Sweet dreams Charlie Girl…

  10. Darling Nikki

    She rules with an iron paw!

  11. Cathy Buro-Yauch

    The best bedtime story I ever read 🙂

  12. Danielle Scott

    Charlie’s is a perfect ending 🙂

  13. Sam Howard

    Love this bed hog, oh I mean Charlie .

  14. Julia Sharp

    Great job on the story Dad!

  15. Mollie Wilcoxen

    OMG Charlie! You are such the princess. I just found out yesterday that the newest member of my sister’s wacky family was found by a neighbor along with her sibling sealed in a plastic tote along the side of the road as well. Unfortunately, Daisy doesn’t possess your writing skills, but suffice it to say she’s the new ruler at THEIR casa!!

  16. Don Taresh

    Love Charlie and so glad he is at Casa del Whackos.

  17. Karen Ragle

    What a wonderful way to start a Friday! Dad, just think how boring your life was BC!

  18. Mendie Mehaffey

    Here is our found on the the side of the road dog…his name is Mr Bentley “big Boi” he is 10 months old and we found him 4 months ago he was sexually abused and severally beat …he is a happy camper now ….Charlie you inspire ppl thanks for all you do

  19. Vickie Bellus

    I agree miss Charlie I also love happy endings!!! ❤️❤️

  20. Claudia Burris

    Aww Charlie, stories with happy endings and soft landings are always nice to hear over again !!!

  21. Karen Kopchick

    I want to come back as your dog LOL !

  22. Jeannine Prince

    Never too many times to hear a bedtime story like yours, Charlie.

  23. Kathy West

    I have given up making my bed. I could not find Spike, terrier mutt, and Senor Miguel, cat with species identity problem. I looked at all of the usual hiding spots. I walked to the bedroom to find both under the covers snoring.

  24. Liz Bell Dotterer

    You’re such a good story teller Dad!

  25. Lisa Taylor

    I lost my sister a couple days ago I needed a laugh and a bit of sunshine Ty dad and charlie

  26. H Marie Goodermuth

    I just love,love your stories.They make my day. Thank you.

  27. Lynette Tankersley

    I love a happy ending, too! Thank you for sharing her with us. You are both very special and you help me want to be a better person. <3 <3

  28. Diana Handros

    I love this pic of resting Charlie.

  29. Cheri Finkbiner

    hey Charles… I’m with you!

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