In mid-January of last year, the Smith household changed forever. Why, you may ask? Kell and I became the proud parents of twins - the four-legged kind, of course. Though the original offspring was quintuplets, we chose 2 and sealed our fate forever. Enter stage right: Olive and Charlie. Charlie's our little guy; super sweet with a dash of doggy anxiety. His greatest loves: sister Olive, his parents, dad's socks, underwear, Dingo bones and being held. His greatest enemies: sister Olive, the vacuum cleaner, dogs on TV and cats. Here are some pictures:
Charlie the day he moved in with us.
Charlie with his sister Olive relaxing in their room.
Charlie in his winter coat.
Another (human) Charlie I know is running for District 3 U.S. Representative! Please vote for Charlie Ross on April 1!
The conduit for our doggy adoption was CARA, a great animal rescue agency in our area. If you're not familiar with this organization, CARA is a no-kill animal shelter and home to nearly 300 dogs and 40 cats. The tireless staff is dedicated to finding permanent homes for these needy animals, hosting fundraisers, working with local businesses to host adoption days and taking adoption trips to Vermont twice a year to expose the animals to more loving families. Since the twins came along, Kell and I have also sponsored Alan, a two-year-old Boxer-Weimaraner mix. Our monthly sponsorship donation secures money specific to Alan so that general donations can be dispersed among his other roommates. Please consider sponsorship - the cost is only $15 per month.