Happy Weekend everyone!
Exciting news to share today… we got a puppy! Meet Charlie: our six week old Lab/Golden Retriever mix. Such a sweetie. He came home to us this week and we are already so in love with him!
For those of you who are curious, he’s a rescue pup from Peak Lab Rescue in Apex, NC. We cannot say enough wonderful things about this organization. All dogs are placed in foster homes until they find their forever home. Charlie and his four siblings were being fostered on a horse farm in Southern Pines with their mom, where they got lots of fresh air, personal attention, and had boundless room to play with each other!
Charlie is named for the Charles River in Boston. It’s right on the Boston University Campus, where I went to school. James also rowed there with the West Point Crew Team a number of times. We have a lot of happy memories together in Boston- so it seemed like the perfect fit! “Charlie” is also the letter “C” in the Army Phonetic Alphabet- so the name has lots of appropriate ties to our life!
He’s really been a surprisingly easy puppy to train so far- he almost slept through the night last night, and is already learning his name. He’s definitely a true lab at heart, because we can hardly keep him away from the water! We put his water dish down, and he drinks for a minute… but then before you can blink an eye, he’s got his front paws in the dish, then his back paws are wet too… and then the whole thing is flipped over on our kitchen floor, and he’s rolling around in the water! (Obviously a habit we’re going to want to break… but it’s the funniest thing to see!)
We can hardly wait for all the walks, belly rubs and games of fetch in our future! Thanks for rescuing us, Charlie- we love you!