Saturday, May 30, 2009

Best friends are worth it

Charlie the dog blog-Friends

There are times in life when real friends really step it up. There are times in life when you find out that those who love you, actually really do love you. What also comes is finding out that those who don't love you, and don't respect you really show their fangs during difficult times. It's hard to believe that anyone would want to tear another down during the hot spots of life, but that's when you are at your weakest, and they know that. As a full grown dog, I have a great life, but again, was taken from my mother too soon. I act up, I pee on the floor, I growl at the neighbors, but at the end of the day I just want to curl up with Amber and get the love I really desire.
Yesterday I went on a hike with Amber and Katia. Both of them were laughing as they hiked, and had to stop from time to time just to laugh at the absurdity they are experiencing in their dating lives. They chatted like two schoolgirls and shared tales of men, their silly text messages, and what dating life is really like. Friendships are special that way. A real friend can hold your hand when you cry, laugh with you and remind you of who you really are. I cherish those hikes up Fryman canyon, and feel blessed to be up there on the mountain, chasing critters while Amber screams, watching Sasha dog carry her own leash, and feeling a little bit closer to God and heaven on a hill up high. It's a nice time to forget the smog, the cars, the noise, the texts, the facebook, the chase of the dream. In Los Angeles alot of us are away from home, and it's our friendships that keep us glued together.
Amber went with Aubrey to sing some karoake last night. She didn't have the nerve to sing herself, but soon she is going to belt it out no matter how she sounds. Friends are magical, and make the life experience better. Wuff Wuff.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friends are better than bandaids-charlie blog

Charlie the dog blog

Sometimes life is so dog gone hard, and sometimes it's so simple I feel like someone will take the bone if I stay to happy with it. It's been a great week, but the changes have been extreme highs and extreme lows. Amber is working hard on selling her television show, and it looks amazing, and could actually possibly sell. It's all very exciting and I am wagging my tail with anticipation wondering what's going to happen next? Her book is done, her show sizzle is done, her projects are out there, now it's a big patient pause.

Then there is the dating issue. Amber and Brian ended their relationship, and are no longer friends. Sometimes when you stay in something longer than you should you learn that you are hurting the other person by continuing, and leaving is better than staying for their happiness, which is turning to misery. Relationships are a fun learning experience, we learn alot from them. Then the lessons are learned, and we move on. Sometimes you can be friends with them, sometimes you cant. Time will tell on everything. Amber learned alot, and so did I. A dog's instincts aren't always right.

I ran up and down the stairs today while Amber shot with Juliette. She loves Juliette and is glad she is in her life. Friends really are better than bandaids. They remind us that our crazy head is just spinning, and everything is okay.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Give away

Charlie the dog blog
As a dog it is my responsibility to love all animals. The nature of having the will to run, and be free is within us. Sometimes there are things that want to hold us back, and those things are good too sometimes, but not always.

Amber just finished her online ebook that will be published with Judy May later this week. She is excited about sharing what she knows, and feels that by sharing with others it blesses her own life. We cant keep what we cant give away.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dear GOd

Dear God:

Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever,

smell one another?

Dear God:

When we get to heaven, can we sit on your couch?

Or is it still the same old story?

Dear God:

Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar,

the mustang, the colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not

ONE named for a dog?

How often do you see a cougar riding around?

We do love a nice ride! Would it be so hard to rename the

"Chrysler Eagle" the "Chrysler Beagle"?

Dear God:

If a dog barks his head off in the forest and

no human hears him, is he still a bad dog?

Dear God:

We dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals,

whistles, horns, clickers, beepers, scent ID's, electromagnetic energy fields, and Frisbee flight paths.

What do humans understand?

Dear God:

More meatballs, less spaghetti, please.

Dear God:

Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?

Dear God:

Let me give you a list of just some of the things I must

remember to be a good dog.

1. I will not eat the cats' food before they eat it or after they

throw it up.

2. I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because

I like the way they smell.

3. The Litter Box is not a cookie jar.

4. The sofa is not a 'face towel'.

5. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.

6. I will not play tug-of-war with Dad's underwear when he's

on the toilet.

7. Sticking my nose into someone's crotch is an unacceptable way

of saying "hello".

8. I don't need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm under the

coffee table.

9. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the

house - not after.

10. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt.

11. I will not sit in the middle of the living room and lick my crotch.

12. The cat is not a 'squeaky toy' so when I play with him and he

makes that noise, it's usually not a good thing.

Charlie alone time

CHarlie the dog blog
We have been on so many adventures together over the last few months. It's been unfortunate that I haven't put my paw to paper. I miss my readers, and have been getting several requests to hear more, so here it is. The California weather has been great and Amber and Sascha have been hiking the canyons and having a wonderful time. I stay home, and crawl under the bed everytime she tries to persuade me to go. I am a “stay in the safe cave” kind of dog. It takes a lot of guts to do new things. However when they leave to go hike, I am alone, and miss them terribly. I howl and moan and scratch the door. I didn’t want to go in the first place, but everytime they left, I was upset. I decided lately to start exploring the place, and have found there are many adventures to have here. There is also something very new and refreshing about alone time. It is a good time for reflection, and I don’t have to share my toys, the whole house is just mine, and mine alone. I love that. Amber is learning how to enjoy her alone time too. Now she is not in a relationship anymore she is having new opportunities to renew herself. Being alone is a bad thing if you don’t like yourself, but if you use that time to do the things you need, and give a bit of self-love, you can rejuvenate yourself. So that’s where life is now. A rejuvenation is taking place, and chewing old shoes, or chasing balls, and even a nice fire hydrant is a completely different experience when you do it alone. So I am letting go a bit more, and off to a whole new world.