Charley – A Tribute to a Gentleman Poodle

Gentleman Charley

Gentleman Charley

In early 2006 a beautiful litter of poodle puppies was born at Fairhill Farm. One of the boys was selected to fly all the way to Las Vegas, Nevada and then on by car to Scottsdale, Arizona. He was to be a namesake of the poodle in John Steinbeck’s book ‘Travels with Charley’. According to Steinbeck, “Charley was a gentleman poodle…”

Charley took his status as a gentleman poodle very seriously. He loved to go for walks, especially after being groomed. When people exclaimed “What a beautiful dog!” he would smile and prance around to make sure they got the full effect. He liked to admire himself in the mirror. And like most dogs he loved to run, but gentleman that he was he always came back immediately when called. Though elegant in appearance, Charley was sweet and loyal, and so gentle. And smart! Most things he learned required just a few repetitions, and he would remember always.

Charley was a joy to all who met him. He left to cross the rainbow bridge on July 24, 2016. He loved Starbucks pumpkin muffins more than anything, and I sure hope they have those on the other side.

With love – miss you Charley Bear
Laura Burke
Scottsdale, Arizona

Charley & Laura

Charley & Laura

 

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