I couldn't agree with you more. It's absolutely wonderful that you opened your heart and home to such a special boy. I'm sure that Charlie is looking down on you now and smiling, saying I LOVE YOU, with his paws up on your shoulders. Last year we adopted our first cavalier, Penny from Indiana (we live in Michigan). I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
This is such a beautiful story ! What a big heart you have !
A friend of mine is adopting a 5 year old female Cavalier that the breeder basically says she is retiring ( comes w/ health certificates, etc.). Personally...I couldn't part w/ any dog I would have that long....but my friend is thrilled she is getting her. She picks her up in a few weeks. I know she will give her a very loving home. She had mixed feelings.. since she had a Cavalier that passed away a few years ago of MVD. So she was hesitant of whether to get a puppy or an older dog.
She decided on this one.
I am going to share w/ her what you wrote here...as I believe it to be very "inspiring".