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I couldn’t decide what to name this post. “You’ve Come A Long Way Charlie” or “Humans Make Me Sick To My Stomach”

I volunteer for a Cocker Spaniel Rescue – Shorewood Cocker Rescue here in S Wisconsin. Charlie is our 3rd foster. Remember Katie? (we ended up falling in love and added her to our little pack)

Then there was Harvey. He found a home with previous adopters from the rescue. From seeing him recently he is being well fed. (sadly, over fed)

Anywho… back to Charlie…

Charlie showed up as a stray at a shelter this summer. He was then seized by the shelter as a neglect case. (the owner actually came to claim him) He was so badly emaciated and matted he couldn’t be shaved without sedation. He was thought to be around 5 yrs. old by the initial appearance.

We were asked if we could take in another foster.

                                June 2013

I was shown his photo and said we will absolutely take him in.

Absolutely…

So on July 22nd we welcomed Charlie to our little farm.

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Keep in mind that when I took these photos, he had already gained weight as he had been getting fed for a month.

Let’s rewind a little here…

Charlie wasn’t neutered (of course). He was micro chipped. However, the owner hadn’t bothered to register it. With a little detective work, one of our lovely volunteers was able to pin down some numbers and found that he had been registered with the AKC with the micro chip info. Now we know he is only 1 yr. 4 mos. old…

So let’s see here…you obliviously intended to breed this dog but, didn’t feel feeding or caring for him was a priority??? Shame on you. Shame on you.

The shelter vet decided to undertake the neutering as he had to be shaved down under sedation, anyway.

So July 22nd, we have Charlie. Thin, thin Charlie. Medicating his skin infections, Charlie. Very much a puppy Charlie.

Not surprisingly, very timid of my husband. But, surprisingly loves a human touch.

You can see it in his eyes.

It’s now almost 2 months later. Imagine having a 10 week old puppy in the body of a year old dog. No housetraining…no training at all.

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Tuckered out after a roll in something “fresh” and finding out that pine cones are fun to throw in the air.

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Funny what feeding a dog can do…

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1237007_10201866184479927_823283600_nBegging from Grandpa.

Funny what loving a dog can do…

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Funny what play time and socialization can do.

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All I can say is…

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…you’ve come a long way Charlie.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

p.s. I do love a makeover.

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Let’s run these people out of the business.

Let’s shut down these types of shows.

This video doesn’t even cover what they do to the horse’s tails.

Excuse my language but I’m fricking pissed!

Graphic Undercover Video: Jackie McConnell’s Alleged Methods | Rate My Horse PRO

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