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Black and White Sunday: Charlie, Up Close and Personal

20 Oct

Charles is such a silly little man. He has become quite a presence at the Zoo.

Never having had such a small dog before (he is about 15 lbs), I am learning all about demanding balls of fur who think they own you. I won’t say that he totally suffers from Small Dog Syndrome, which is a combination of behaviors from whining and jumping up on people, being a diva, demanding food, but he does take some behaviors to the next level for me. There are things that a small dog does that we would never tolerate in a larger breed, such as the constant food begging. The problem around the Zoo is that Mom (me) is not the only person in the house, which means that the rules are not consistent, especially when it comes to Lil’ man. Everyone thinks he is just so cute, or they want to shut him up, so they slip him food, which only makes it worse.

A good thing with Charles is that he does not want to be carried everywhere like many little dog divas do (thank goodness). He actually is not a lap dog which is why we are his 5th home, because he would bite people. Personally, I think he has arthritis. Previous owners may have picked him up quickly because he is little and people do that and then he would snap at them because it hurts or maybe children played with him to rough, which also hurts.

At the Zoo, we try to respect who they are, not who they are supposed to be. We are still figuring him out, that’s fur sure.

Just another DogDaz morning at the Zoo ❤

 
4 Comments

Posted by on October 20, 2019 in Dogs

 

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4 responses to “Black and White Sunday: Charlie, Up Close and Personal

  1. speedyrabbit

    October 20, 2019 at 01:32

    May be worth trying some CBD hemp oil,its very good for easing the pain of arthritis.We give it to Speedy,makes all the difference….he’s a much happier bunny now,xx Rachel

     
    • dogdaz

      October 20, 2019 at 06:47

      I actually gave CBD to Sofie for her anxiety but never thought about it for arthritis. I had to give her so much overtime that I could not afford it. Thanks for the suggestion 🐇

       
      • speedyrabbit

        October 20, 2019 at 07:12

        For Arthritis you wouldn’t need to give so much,xx Rachel

         
        • dogdaz

          October 20, 2019 at 10:42

          And Chuck is little compared to 55# Sofie. Thanks for the info.

           

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