Charlie Brown's vet, Dr. Keri Hogan-Stevens, posted a tribute to him on her Facebook page. Here's the post:
I have known a countless number of dogs in my life. They come in and out of the clinic, wag their tails, bark in excitement, sometimes nip a little but then they are gone and I'll see them again at their 6 month check up. Charlie Brown was different. He was a dog among dogs. A stray that wandered into the life of a dear man who happened to be a pastor at a church. Well Charlie immediately became the co-pastor of the church. Charlie attended every sunday service and if a congregant didn't like it, well they were welcome to leave. Charlie made his rounds and when Pastor Kent had to tend to a sick congregant or leave town to visit the sick in the hospital, Charlie would day board with us. He would enter on his own accord circle around the front desk and greet me with his head plopped in my lap. He was a friend to all and always in a good mood. Over the past ten years, i have seen Charlie almost once a week. he was literally part of Calhoun Pet Care. Over the past few years, he was obviously slowing down. Today, his 70 pound body barely able to walk into the clinic visited us. Today we said goodbye to one of the most precious honest sincere souls ever placed on this earth. He will be greatly missed by many, many people. He was truly one of a kind. you were a good man charlie brown.