Sunday, July 10, 2011

July Catahoula of the Month: Charlie

This is what his mom Heather had to say:
Were working at a Christmas tree lot in Austin tx called Papa Noël which is what inspired the picture. We've had Charlie since may of 2010. Were both raft guides and when we took the tour of last years company, we noticed a catahoula chained up to the fence. Upon asking if the catahoula over on the fence was a catahoula, we found out that his previous raft guide owners could no lover have dogs on the property so they gave him back to the folks who had him before. Apparently he'd been chained up to that fence living on a piece of cardboard with no protection from the elements for nearly 6 weeks. To top things off, we were told that his first owner actually just fed him cheese doodles and beer as their version of a healthy puppy diet. And so he was called Charlie Doodle. My boyfriend befriended the very standoffish hound with a little help from Spam and it's been love every since. I don't know what I would do without him. We decided that he's about 3 1/2 now and has never been happier or healthier. Catahoulas are an awesome breed and Charlie is the bestest!! :-)