Day 77 – Playing with shadows

I love my puppy Charlie.  I say puppy, but he’s really 2 years old.  And he’s such a stubborn teenager.  He’s taught me a lot, he’s definitely pushed my limits in what I was willing to do for a dog.  This dog is a high energy dog who requires a LOT of mental and physical activity.  When we rescued him at 5 months, I had every intention of looking for a great jogging partner.  Of course I end up pregnant a few months later and we move to a rental with no fenced in backyard.  Poor guy had so much pent up energy .  He’s jumped privacy fences, he’s shredded dog beds…you get the picture.  Anyway, we’re now in a bigger home with a fenced in backyard, but unfortunately, he has become reactive to people and other dogs, which makes it harder to exercise him, especially while I have a little one in a stroller.  We’re working with a trainer, but unfortunately, now that my baby is crawling and walking, he is just very uncomfortable.  So we’re looking into rehoming him.  Part of me will always hope that we can move past this phase and everyone lives happily ever after.  I know I’ll definitely be picky of what happens to Charlie next.  We’ve invested so much time and money and training into this dog, to set him up for success.  Who knows what will happen.

Damn I love this troublemaker.  Here are 2 versions, a black and white version and color.  Which do you like better?

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