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My big brother Charlie is getting a new job!

Posted by: | January 19, 2010 | 9 Comments |

Dad’s going to the Sonoma County Humane Society for a class that teaches him and Charlie, the worlds most handsome Cocker Spaniel, how to help kids learn how to read a little bit better.

Since it’s all about the kid, I’ll pass thank you, but Charlie, he likes kids and dad and mom think this will be something he can do. I mean how hard can it be, Charlie, dad and the kid sit or lie or whatever is most comfortable for the all concerned, and the kid reads his book or lesson to Charlie. Because Charlie will patiently sit or lie, knowing Charlie, it will all be lying down, and listen the kid read, that way they don’t get all nervous like when they have to read in front of the class.  

Here’s the funny part, hopefully dad will be able to help if the kid doesn’t recognize the word or has a bit of a problem with it. Dad says he went to collage in Texas so hopefully the words won’t have more than 4 or 5 letters in them! One more thing, they are gonna take dad’s thumb print because he’ll be working with kids and do some kind of check on him. Dad said he hoped the wanted posters in Texas have all come down and everyone has forgot all those crazy collage shenanigans, I’m sure everything will come out OK. If not, mom will have to “save his bacon” once again.

The session’s with the kids takes place in the local public library so that should be a little more relaxed than a school type setting. Dad says this is something new we haven’t tried before…I really hope it works for Charlie, he’s a pretty cool big brother. Maybe I can fill in for Charlie some days if he doesn’t want to go…Penny doesn’t really like kids. So Charlie will carry the torch on this one.

Wish Chuckie, that’s Charlie’s nickname, and dad luck, I’ll let you know how it goes.

Signed, Shelby, the wet, mud stained, but oh so happy, Petite Princess.

under: My family


  1. By: krun15 on January 19, 2010 at 9:56 pm      

    Tell dad not to worry- if he can’t figure out the word the kid won’t know it either – just make something up!!!
    You guys are awesome- what a great thing to do!

    Karen and the pug girls

  2. By: Jana on January 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm      

    I certainly wish your brother and dad lots of good luck for tomorrow. Now you flash your beautiful smile, and give them lots of encouragement. I think this is an important job for Charlie.

    Lots of hugs,

    Your friend Jana

  3. By: admin on January 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm      

    Those reading with dogs programs are awesome! We’d love to take Wyatt, but he’d probably just eat the books. We hope dad can pass the background check! 😉

  4. By: cemil on January 20, 2010 at 11:25 pm      

    What a super thing to do! Yay Charlie! You guys are going to make a huge difference in some kids life.

  5. By: Peyton's Path on January 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm      

    Good Luck! That sounds like a wonderful thing to do! My Mom has thought about doing that, but she is afraid I am still a little too hyper. Peyton would have been perfect because he was so calm. Your family is amazing, you are always helping others. We should all take a lession from you!

  6. By: Jim and Kathy on January 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm      

    We are so proud of our “foster” daughter and her family! What a great thing to do! If you don’t have time to use your Harley we’ll be sure and help you out 🙂

  7. By: jack crowder on January 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm      

    Well we got word this afternoon that Charlie, Cindi and I all passed our background checks.
    Since Charlie had done some hard time not to long ago, we were a tad bit worried about him.
    I guess things have quieted down in Texas since I left a long time ago and Cindi went to school in Chico for 9 years, I think you have to be arrested at least once during your tenure in Chico, but I could be wrong.
    I gotta tell you, the Sebastopol Police Dept has their computer that they use for the fingerprint checks right next to the cells. I was a more than anxious to leave as quickly as we could.
    We’ll look at the dates that are available at the library and sign up. We’ll update you on how it goes.

    Take care, jack

  8. By: jakesmom on January 28, 2010 at 8:10 pm      

    Can’t wait to hear all about your new experiences at the new job!! Congratulations!!! 🙂

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  9. By: Emilysmom on January 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm      

    Wow! That sounds like a wonderful program.
    Tell your Dad and Charlie I said good luck.
    Debra & Angel Emily

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