Sirius of the Week for December 17 - 23, 2000
Meet Charles Henry the Hero Shih Tzu who is 3 years old. His person-mom adores him
and he adores her. They live in Hull, Mass. by the beautiful ocean.
One of the things Charlie's mom loves is when she gets
home from work, Charlie
is always there -- a warm, sunny, smiling, furry face to greet her.
They also love to run on the beach. Charlie's favorite toy is one
those carnival snakes. He drags it everywhere. They
call it affectionately Mr. Snakie. When Charlie
hears Mr. Snakie is here, it a sure sign it time to play! His mom
says, "I spoil him and in return I get a
perfect wonderful loving fur baby."
Charlie is not just another pretty face. one morning it was about
5:00 am. (Charlie doesn't like
to be woken before 7:00 am to go outside. He is spoiled, after all!)
He went nuts on his mom's head with his little paw. She doesn't
like getting up that early either, so she tried to ignore him.
Then he started jumping up and down on the bed. She thought he
wanted to play or go out. Finally she decided to get up.
When she got to the top of the stairs, Charlie went no further. This
surprised Charlie's person-mom, because she knew if he wanted to go
outside, he would have dashed down
the stairs. Then she smelled GAS. Apparently the gas stove pilot light
had gone out. How did he know? What would have happened if he hadn't
woken his mom up? Truly a "hero dog!"
Charlie wants to say "Merry
Christmas and don't forget to rescue adopt or foster because your
new pet may save your life someday. Spay and neuter your pets as
too many are homeless. Please also visit a rescue site soon."
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