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November 8, 2018

Joe Block


My parents expected their retirement to be a time of ease, relaxation, and hobbies, letting time pass slowly in their later years. What they ended up with was an 8-year-old problem child.

That problem child is a 16 pound, mostly-Maltese, special needs dog. And he has personality in spades. When he's not asleep.

Charlie came into my parent's lives (and mine) about a year after Daisy, an adorable tiny squirt of a Maltese, passed away. My mother began looking for a new dog, and surfing the internet one day, she fell in love with the face of a dog rescued from a puppy mill. He was definitely Ma...

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