Charlie Brown and I first met when he was 7 years old. He greeted me at his owners door and when I was invited in, Charlie dropped his favorite toy at my feet and begged me to pick him up. I bent down and picked him up and noticed how all of his 9 lbs.fit perfectly in my arms. He looked into my eyes, kissed my face and I knew I was in love forever. His owner was moving out of the country and could not take him overseas. He became the joy in my life.
Charlie Brown did not walk he pranced around the neighborhood. My neighbors asked me what kind of dog he was with a beautiful white coat and gray spots. One lady drove by us, stopped, rolled down her window and remarked "those poodles steal the show every time". My Bonny Prince Charlie knew he was special. He was the most playful companion I have ever had. All his toys were scattered around the house and it looked like a 2 year old lived with me. He was the happiest of boys and especially liked being in the backyard chasing squirrels and lizards.
Charlie Brown celebrated his 11th birthday with me and shortly thereafter was no longer able to overcome his illness even with the strict regimen of drugs twice a day. He seemed to sense I was suffering along with him. He died peacefully. His presence is still felt in every room of my house.
The staff and doctors at Shores Animal Hospital were always professional and took much time keeping Charlie Brown comfortable and happy. Charlie Brown was Dr. Ortiz's patient and she cared for him with love and devotion. I am very grateful to her and all the staff. I would not hesitate to bring another pet to Shores Animal Hospital.