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Taking a closer look

One of my favorite things about being a mother and a teacher is how children view their world. They see things we overlook. This photo from a few days ago, demonstrates that I was not only the teacher, but the student.

“I like noticing details that no one else sees.”

Who’s a good boy?

Charlie is recovering from his puppy surgery. He was snipped and chipped on Thursday.

Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoon (above) always come to mind when I hear of an animal being neutered. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, look him up, you’re in for a treat.

Did someone say treat?

Charlie seems to be recovering well but I’m not sure how I’ll keep him on limited activity for 10 days. I hope we can make it for 7.

He looks adorable in the cone and really only needs it if he’s being left alone or at night. Charlie is doing well, but doesn’t understand that running around the house and leaping down the stairs are not what to doctor ordered.

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.

Swimming Lessons

Testing the waters

Until yesterday, Charlie has been reluctant to get in the water. In spite of the heat and his canine friends loving it, he’s watched from water’s edge. Earlier this week, he enjoyed time in a puddle which required a full bath.

These pictures are from yesterday when he finally trusted his friend Meadow, another Goldendoodle, to take a dip. He’s not swimming yet, but I’m hoping Meadow’s lessons will continue soon.