Charlie was rescue number 13. He was no more than 18 months old when he found us! He had been abandoned with a broken back leg. At that time we lived opposite the beach, and used to walk all our dogs there early morning. Charlie would appear from nowhere, and play and run with the others, it must have hurt him so much, but he kept up with the others, and loved to play.
After a short time, we took him home with us and had his leg operated on. He fitted in really well, he and Rusty would escape and take themselves off to the beach, have a swim, then come home again.
He and Mino became inseparable, where ever Mino was Charlie wanted to be, in fact as he got older and considerably less mobile, he would cry and howl if he couldn’t see Mino. Once in his sight, he would settle down again.
Charlie finally gained his wings in September 2020, he was at least 16, a grand old age for a Labrador. He had a stroke two years before that ,and recovered quite well from it, but he became full of arthritis.
He was such a brave dog, despite his pain, he soldiered on until we had to make that awful decision. 😢 We still miss you Charlie 🐾