Charlie – six months of fun

Charlie at six months

In the months we’ve had Charlie he has filled my heart on a continuous basis. A few examples of ways he spreads joy:

Watching him run and romp with his canine friends – full of joy and endless energy.

Complete strangers turn to jello in his presence. Just the other day, a man stopped to meet Charlie and his last words to him: “I love you and I’ll never forget you!”

The way he wants to be close, usually with a paw on me, wherever I am. He’s definitely attached.

Charlie’s a great hiking partner and gives me a good reason to explore and enjoy nature on a daily basis.

Charlie has worked hard on his training. He’s good at sit and down, getting better at come and still working on stay. Yes, there are lots of treats involved.

He’s adorable and watching him grow, learn, and explore is a never ending source of amusement.

Fog on a Sunny Day

Weather in the mountains is ever changing. In the midst of a sunny day the fog rolled in, hiding the nearby peaks.

One of my favorite poems by Carl Sandburg:

Fog

The fog comes in on little cat feet.

It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.

Magical skies

Eyes flicker open

Will the morning colors be putting on a show?

All day I glance skyward

at the wisps

at the billowing puffs

at the myriad of shapes

always putting on a show.

Setting my imagination free.

And then, evening colors.

Will they bring another dazzling display?

Charlie – the good and the bad

Charlie, 10 days away from turning 6 months old, has filled our days and hearts since he arrived here in April.

As you can see from these pictures and clips, is adorable and quite an athlete. He’s able to jump, run, and turn on a dime.

He’s made friends with many dogs including Sydney, the Irish Wolfhound from across the street, Laine, a Springer Spaniel, and other doodles we’ve met. Most of the time he’s wonderful and wants to make us happy. Yesterday, when he discovered a bag of garbage tossed over the side of the road, his canine instincts took over. I was no match for the treasure he discovered. Sadly, there was nothing I could do but climb down and get him. Today we are back to training and he’s back on the leash.