Since my metamorphosis from the crate two years ago, much has been said about my previous “owners”; do I resent them? Do I wonder if they are aware of how far I have progressed?
The gospel truth is, I don’t give it a moment’s consideration.
I say this not out of bitterness, but based on the fact that he who angers you controls you, and I am the Charles; if even dad can’t control me, why would I let someone else have the honor?
At threescore and ten, a human’s life is short enough as it is, and a dog’s life is shorter still, much too short to be spent confined by the shackles of another’s making. I instead choose to live in a state of what dad calls “joyful abandon”, every mile I travel is with the throttle wide open.
Granted, this sometimes doesn’t translate well into “polite” society, but I am Charlemagne Bravissimo, and I careth not. I spend absolutely no time concerning myself with such mundane facts. I let dad deal with the consequences of my charking, flouncing, thrashing, splashing, the sound of his exasperated voice fading in the distance is like a beautiful symphony to this girl’s ears.
Consider the tragic passing of Max; it would be very easy to carry bitterness and malice towards the dogs that did the actual damage, or the owner who shows absolutely no remorse, but what does that gain? It won’t bring the hairy little goober back to life, but I don’t believe for a minute that even if it did, Max himself would carry malice in his heart; it’s not in a dog’s nature to dwell on the past.
There’s a reason why the view over the handlebars is many times larger than that of the reflection in the rear view mirrors; although you do need to consider from whence you came, don’t you think the future is much more exciting?
Chark the freakin’ Diem!!!
Beautifully written. You made my day!
How does Charlie ride on the motorcycle with his daddy?
On the back in my own customized 14k gold throne, clad in the finest shimmering Samite and silks…
We’ll, really, in a box made of PVC, but I can dream.
I could picture that..
She is a lucky baby. You are a kind hearted, loving soul. I very much enjoy your posts.
This is very true and although it may be hard at times we need to think this way so our anger doesn’t control us. Wonderful words Charlie.
Truer words were never spoken! (Written) Chark diem CB!!!!
Well said, dear Charlie.
Always putting things in perspective!
I may have said this before, but you are wise beyond your years, Charlie. And you have such a wonderful command of the English language!!
Happy Charlie Bravo Day!
I’d still like the owners of those dogs put in jail. But Charlie’s transformation after the crate is always to be celebrated.
Your posts don’t always show so i had to say hello. I remember when THV 11 did the story right after you were found.
You are doing well. Keep up the good work at CASA Del Whacko.
Thank you. ❤
Charlie, you rock! And you made my day…again. Thank you for being you. <3
As a human I am not perfect. I am still holding a grudge. In time it will go away. I hope the neighbors understand that their lack of action could cost another life one day. Charlie girl…you a better creature than I am!
Charlie Bravo… the “Paws” that refreshes!
Chark diem princess x
Go get ’em, Charlie! Sic ’em girl! 😀
Charlie you rock…
And roll, then roll over, then thrash, flounce, rinse, lather, then repeat
This is Caitlyn her owner abused her he will be facing 5 years for abusing her and 15 years on other charges 20 years total god is good
I would prefer he be dipped in Smuckers and rolled in a fire ants mound while being forced to listen to Kanye, but that’s just me
Amen to that she is doing great now has a calendar with hot firemen and a loving foster home
He got sentenced to 5 years and 5,000$ and 15 years for drugs and gun charges
I’ve had people say, “she charged me!”; duh!!, Charlie hits me with the force of a barge, hence the term “charge”, get it? A Charlie barge? I kill myself…
I love this Charlie. Thanks for the reminder about Life. Have a fun day.
Ah, the wisdom of Charlie! Such a great way to start my day!
Livin’ in the Moment Baby!
You are a better “person” than me, Charlie. I am still hoping the owner of the bad dogs gets his just reward. Karma works in wondrous ways.
But if I take pleasure from my hatred, then verily I have my reward… I would rather let karma sort it out, I’m going for a ride!
Charlie, I sometimes have to Google words that you use! Keep on “seizing the day”!
Love your wisdom Charlie 🙂
So wise, dear Charlie. So wise.
Happy Charlie Bravo Day. I saw your mug on my desk at work earlier and thought of you.
Dogs are our best role models. Charlie knows what’s up. I was thinking, why is it seemingly so easy for them to move forward, and so hard for we humans? And Charlie sums it up. Joyful abandon. They definitely live in the present. While my heart still hurts for dad, and mom, and Max…Charlie shows the way forward. Chark diem!
Was just wondering how things were going. You make me see things in a much better way. CHARK DIEM.
Dad here; Charlie is a forgiver… me? Not so much.
Well said Charlie!
This is so wonderful!! Vickie Harrison Getty
Charlie, you look wonderful at, “full speed ahead”.
“Living well is the best revenge” – live well Charlie (and you too Dad) 🙂
Absolutely! Chark back at ya!!!!
So wise! Thank you for this reminder today ❤
I love your post!