Mari Grigaliunas was anxious. She and her fiancé, Jeff Stachura, had been about to satisfy an Eight-month-old Australian Shepherd combine they’d noticed on Petfinder, listed by All Herding Dog Breed Rescue in Joliet, Illinois. She’d been searching for the right match for a while and, when she noticed this pup’s “wild coloring, puppy dog eyes and floppy right ear,” she knew he was the one.
But on the way in which to the rescue, she fretted: What if he didn’t like them? What if it wasn’t an excellent match?
Jeff stated he would really like them-and he was proper. The pet “walked up to us and lay down at our feet, waiting for a belly rub,” Mari says. Everything was OK. They adopted him and named him Charlie “after Charlie Kelly, a loose-cannon character on the sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” as a result of he too is a little bit of a wild card.”
The couple understands that love is a two-way proposition, so although they had been shocked when Charlie cowered below their chairs for an hour at his first canine coaching class, they had been affected person. “Charlie loves us when we have a bad day and when we have a great day just the same, and we owe him the same kind of love,” Mari says.
Having Charlie round is like the perfect tonic on the planet. “When I wake up in the morning, tired and grumpy, Charlie runs to me bouncing around because he is simply so excited for another day,” Mari says. “When I come home, he greets me with the enthusiasm humans save for loved ones who return from war, even though I might have only been gone an hour.”
She’s additionally seen that he has an incredible inside clock. “Some days I am home before Jeff, … and within 10 minutes of Jeff’s usual arrival time, Charlie begins staring out the window, looking for his car, then dashes to the front door to check if someone is there yet.”
Charlie has modified their lives within the 4 months they’ve had him. “He reminds us every day to stop and smell the roses,” Mari says. “In the midst of our chaotic, busy life, he ensures we take time for a walk every day-in the sun, in the rain, in the snow, and he always enjoys it. Life is simply more fun with Charlie.”