Tribute to Trompie’s friend Charley


Charley is/ was a King Charles Spaniel. She had this cute doggy face. She was always happy go lucky.

Every morning when I go for my walk with my dog, Trompie she will be greeting us on the balcony of her home on top of the hill. She also had a big buddy named Conner. They both will sit there and sing their early morning song welcoming Trompie and me.

Usually when Sue, the owner is home, the two dogs would dash downstairs barking and calling in happiness for the meeting. I usually go in at the back and let them play and run around.

Trompie and Charley would enjoy chasing each other all the way without stopping. Conner is a bit older than the two wild ones. He will run once or twice and then just stand and watch as Trompie and Charley go wild.

This morning when I came back from my early first walk I heard someone up the hill crying but I could not see anyone. I thought maybe it was one of the girls who was kicked out after a nights party!

I went for my 9 o’clock walk up the hill but nobody was outside on the balcony calling us to come and play. I went around the grove and still no dogs outside. I told Trompie, they must be sleeping still! We were halfway down the hill when somebody stopped at the other side of the road. It was Sue, Charley’s owner and she was crying her head off.

Charley and Conner got out of the gate and were on the railway lines. Charley was hit by a train and died in her owners arms. It was her crying earlier the morning.

It is so sad. Charley was only 9 months and such a sweety.

I think she is in heaven now playing with all the other dogs.