A trait, a color, a whim. I tried all types of "names" on the 4 month old abandoned Lab. He didn't respond to any of them.
Until I said "Charlie." It just popped into my head, I said it outlook, and Charlie responded.
Perhaps that was his name by his original breeder, or his owner who deserted him. Perhaps it was sounds it created.
Whatever the reason "Charlie," caused an immediate reaction. He came over and stood looking at me. Pretty amazing.
The origin of Charlie...
Charlie means Freeman, or Man. It is English but comes from Germany from Charles which means Freeman.
In the Middle Ages it was very popular in France due to the fame of Charles the Great, also known as Charlemagne.
Some times I call him Charlie Brown when he does something a bit odd or funny. That is rare as Charlie is very seriously intense dog.
To me he is my little Man. Especially when he began hogging the bed. I have had other intelligent dogs. Blue was one that could out think me. He was an Austin Heeler mix.
Charlie is a "Hunting Lab" with, his vet said- some Pit Bull.
I have always talked normally to my animals, horses, dogs, cats, cows, parrot... no baby talk, no slang. I also always respect them.
Charlie has been very difficult at times. He has also caused me to be physically hurt. But, it was my fault for not paying attention.
His vet warned me it would take till he was 6 or 7 years old to mature. She was right!
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