Charlie was found and trapped by animal
control, he was eating his dinner - from a
had obviously been abandoned for a long time,
he was resourceful - like all Dandies - and
had found his own way to survive.
He was in a
terrible condition, his coat so matted he
could only just move his front feet.
At the Shelter his coat was shaved and
cleaned to ease his discomfort and to see if
they could determine his breed. He is a
sweet boy and did not object in any way to all
was put on the Web as a possible adoption,
without too much hope as Charlie is an old
boy - estimated age 12 13 years,
apparently deaf and with limited sight.
regularly surfs the Web Sites of
Shelters, happened upon his picture and
she couldn't forget him - he remained just
below the conscious level of her mind,
nagging her to take another look as he
seemed to be saying to her "Look at me!
You have found a gem".
A day later
she made the trip to the Shelter and it was
a match at first sight. She said "When
I saw him standing in that cage he looked as
though he was up for an adventure. He had no
name, only a number A935256".
found that he had two facial tumors which
had to be removed, and layers of gunk in his
unimaginable events of his life he continues
to show how he can adapt, he is learning
hand signals for instance. He has made his
own place with Suzun's other dogs, and
although he has never barked he does enjoy
their company and loves to watch them play.
"Charlie is an old man and has very
little time left, but a lot of love to give,
and he is giving it all to me". She
adds "It is a wonder in life to find a
diamond in a limp clump of coal"