Since Charlie’s passing, Lard Baron began to foster dogs to help with the grieving process. He commented:
Since then I have been a foster caring for dogs. I’ll recommend doing it once your dog passes. You look after them when the shelter cages are full. As dogs at the shelter get adopted the cages empty and you give them back. You get to know lots of nice dogs and I found that very helpful.
He says that his father was living alone, so he decided to buy him a gift to be like an entertainment and a companion, he bought him a little dog in the occasion of the Christmas as we know dogs ae man best friend he can take him for walks or training.
Lard chose Shih Tzu to be his father companion; they named him Charlie, the reason for choosing Shih Tzu was because they are good companion dogs and it was the only suitable breed the pet shop had. When he had an accident, he’d hide under the bed in shame and have to be coaxed out.
Lard realized that Charlie was the perfect gift, as his dad wasn’t parted from the dog till his death, 14 years later. Then Charlie inherited the elderly dog.
“I was a bit resentful, I had a young family and enough problems, but the little dog got under my skin and became my favorite member of the house. He always pleased to see me, jumping up and running in circles when I walked in the door from work, always happy”. Lard said.
Charlie has been aged, so he wouldn’t be able to rush up to greet Lard, and had to be carried up and down the stairs, all he could do is push his head into Lard. The last night he lost the use of his back legs. It was time to let him go. So Lard let him sleep on the bed with me that night. Next morning Lard couldn’t find Charlie. He’d dragged himself off the bed in the night to do his biz on an old newspaper Lard casually discarded on the floor, but didn’t quite make it and left a puddle… then just like all those years ago, he crawled under the bed in shame and there he died.