|Charlie at five months; we couldn|
Our Nov. '09/Jan '10 issue cover dog, Charlie, is one of the cutest pups we've ever seen. Her photo (at left) and story from Aly Anderson came to us on a Monday, and within a week, she was posing for Amanda Jones for the cover. Charlie was rescued from a Guatemala street in March of this year and nursed back to health by the folks at AWARE. At three months old, she was on a plane to Los Angeles and then in a car to San Francisco, where she bunked with her foster mom, Sue Redding. Redding put out the word on Craigslist.com, and within minutes of reading it, Anderson was on the phone; she and her husband adopted Charlie shortly thereafter. She's "just the right amount of cute, cuddly and smart," says Anderson. Recently, Charlie and her littermate, Thandi — who was rescued at the same time and now lives near Charlie in northern California — met up for a gleeful reunion. More playdates are on their calendars. Postscript: Thandi's family had her DNA tested, with surprising results: Saluki, Poodle, Collie, German Shorthaired Pointer and Yorkie are in the mix!