Although they can be quite different at times, Charlee and Yuma have been best friends since day one.
“Charlee is my mom’s gold and Yuma is ours, but Charlee came for a couple of weeks to hang out,” said Darcy Michael, Yuma’s dad. “They both have their opinions, but really, they just want to hang out together and be as dirty as possible.”
When the two hang out together at home, Yuma is the toy queen. Once she had claimed it, there was no way she would give it to Charlee. However, when they are outside near water, everything changes.
Charlee has never liked swimming. Actually, she’s not a steamy person in general. Mud, she is all for. Water, not so much.
Whenever someone throws a toy in the water or Charlee sees a stick floating around, she desperately wants to go get it, but just can’t swim out of it. She just stands there looking at it for a long time – until Yuma comes, swims out, and got it for her.
When Yuma started taking things from the water to give to Charlee, her family couldn’t believe it. Yuma often has to keep all her toys to herself, making what she does for Charlee all the sweeter.
“Yuma is a lot like the alpha,” Michael said. “What Yuma wants, Yuma gets – which makes her do this a lot weirder. She never gives Charlee a toy at home – if anything, she barks whenever Charlee has a toy. But when Charlee stands and groans in the water for a stick, Yuma doesn’t hesitate.”
Yuma can seem to know how scared Charlee is to get in the water and that she wants to get the sticks back anyway – and Yuma just wants her best friend to be able to have as much fun as she does. So she goes and gets her a stick or a toy or whatever.
Occasionally, Yuma would go back to his instincts and keep the toys to himself. After all, she is a dog. For the most part, though, she shares it with Charlee because she loves her so much and no matter how many times she does it, it continues to warm the hearts of her family.
“It is very adorable. You can’t help but think, “We don’t deserve the dogs,” said Michael.