Thursday, November 29, 2007


I wag and stretch, just like any other day,
But they turn away, they just don't know what to say,
In the car I look out at the country passing by,
It has to be done they say with unhappy sigh.
Out of the car in a strange place,
They dare not even look at my face,
Then it's into a cage and a signature given,
Out of the gate my people have driven.
I sit down and howl, oh why have they left me?
I don't understand, please come back and get me.
The day it drags on then into another,
Please come back I won't be a bother.
The weeks go by, one two three and four,
My pads they get sore as I claw and claw,
I hang my head because all hope is gone,
It's just no good and I can't go on.........
I lift my nose and heave a big sigh,
I spot a nice lady, she's just dropped by,
A poodle is the only dog it can be,
I bark right out loud, take me take me,
She looks down so kindly my heart it just leaps,
Oh take me home and love me for keeps,
All I want is a lap and a nice juicy bone,
I'll by your dog, please please take me home.
The ending is happy as I'm sure you all know,
My tail's always wagging as I love my folks so.

Charlie Boy (with the help of his typist Hazel)


Sparky said...

Is that really what happened to you? You're a lucky pup! And that poem was beautiful, very touching! I loved it.


happy said...

That's a beautiful and touching poem. What a lovely way to describe your story. I'm glad that it's a happy ending :-)

T-man said...

Oh Charlie, how could anyone abandon you (and me!)?? What were those people thinking? At least we're with better people now who love us, and let us blog. We're lucky poodles!

4xBs said...

Awwww Charlie, we're so happy that's the way it turned out. that's very touching. and Of Course, "only a poodle will do". hee hee. we're very happy to know you.

Charlie dog said...

Hi Guys

Yes it really is my story. For my first 8 years I lived with a couple but one was ill and they couldn't keep me (Hazel thinks I must have been well looked after as she has a full vacination record for me from the same vet's practice). I was in rescue for 4 weeks before they found me and only a poodle would do because of Hazel's allergies and because they just love poodles.

Happy licks

Charlie Boy

Jill said...

I know how happy you are Charlie and how much Hazel and Laurie love you. You make us laugh so much when you spend a little time with us.Lots of love from Grandma and Grandad. The chicken is always here for you.


jan said...

How could anyone resist having a Poodle in their lives. Some humans just do not deserve us, but most know how fortunate they are when we come into their lives.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Simba said...

What a lovely poem/

Simba xx

Cashew said...

Wow Charlie that's a beautiful poem. Brought tears to my Mom's eyes.

I'm so happy you have a loving home again.


Pacco de Mongrel said...

poor boy..u had been abandoned at the shelter...

i'm glad u found urself a lovely home now

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...
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Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Sorry Charlie mommy got confused for a moment hehehe

Oh Charlie Boy Crikit here... how sad and tramatic at first but what a blessed ending. You are a special poodle and were meant for your now pawrents. Our grampa has special places in his heart for poodles but loves us anyway. Sparky & Ginger were rescues too, there little hearts were sad like yours but I was a shock for mom & dad, they didn't know they were getting me but when they did even though I wasn't in their plan they couldn't help but love me... thank goodness cos it can be a scary world out there. Then a year later they got Sparky for me & then another year later got Ginger for us. The they got 2 tinnie tine frogs & 2 fishies but sad only BoyFish is still with us.

Oh btw you look like a bear in the zoo from the back climbing on those big rocks! We were the same way... how cool is that?!

Lots of Love Licks & waggin Tx tails, Crikit out

Luc & Remy said...

Oh Charlie! We're so glad you are loved! Of course you would be, though--you're a POODLE for goodness sakes. Luc & Remy

Lacy said...

woofies Charlie, me not nos watt to iz verwy glad u found ur furever home..ya no me always wondereded if its worse to have been luved den lost it, or never have been luved at all..both ways seems weally sad to me...but now u gots a grate home wiff peeples dat luv u verwy verwy muchies...

b safe,

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a beautiful poem, Charlie and we're so glad your story has a happy ending!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

Awww, what a sad but yet touching poem. You sure are one lucky boy! There are still sooo many others out there being abandoned & are in cages for weeks, months & years. Poor fellas...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Charlie said...

Hi Charlie Boy - that's a very good poem. Is it autobiographical?
- another Charlie

Stanley said...


I heard about you from LacyLulu! I love your poem, and wanted to tell you that your peeps are so lucky you adopted them!

I'm a rescue dog too, and I'm thankful everyday to be the very loved dog that I am.

Your new goober friend,

Asta said...

So nice to meet you!!
That is a bootiful poem, even though it mad ouw eyes leak, but I loved the ending!!!!!
I don't undewstand some people..
I'd like to be youw fwiend

smoochie kisses

Asta said...

So nice to meet you!!
That is a bootiful poem, even though it mad ouw eyes leak, but I loved the ending!!!!!
I don't undewstand some people..
I'd like to be youw fwiend

smoochie kisses

BenTheRotti said...

What a wonderful poem.. and one I can truly relate to. Thank you for sharing it and for directing me to it. Mum has a tear in her eye.

Love, Licks and Tail Wags,

Ben xxxx