My family is generally pretty open to this kind of crazy stuff (getting a dog in the middle of ski season) but I’d been asking for years with no luck. Finally my mom brought it up after watching me care for Charlie and said it was something we could look into. After the entire family signed off, we were able to choose a dog. After hearing that Micah was the cuddliest in his litter, we decided on him.
He’s about 5 months old, yellow Lab-Golden Retriever mix. We think he could have some beagle in him but don’t really know. The funny thing is, most people who meet him think he is a purebred. He’s very high-strung when he’s energetic but if he’s tired enough he loves to curl up right next to you and fall asleep. He’s also very good at showing us his facial expression. He’s a little bit dopey and somewhat of a klutz. Everyone loves him very much but it’s easy to get fed up with him as he’s always causing trouble. The cats and him did not get along for the first month and a half but now they are fine (most of the time). Micah tends to treat them like dogs even though they’re not. Elsa [the family’s mild-mannered black lab] hated him for a week but now they are inseparable.
One of the funniest things he does is when he is laying on a piece of furniture and gets very excited to see someone. He stretches out and tries to roll over and say “hi” but often ends up falling off. He just sits back up and starts wagging his tail as though nothing has happened.
Sophie and her family live in Warren, Vermont.
Charlie belongs to me – Sophie and her family “puppy sat” our Charlie over the Thanksgiving break as Charlie was young and didn’t travel well. We’re fortunate that Sophie’s family doesn’t blame us – too much. Both Charlie and Micah were adopted through Golden Huggs Rescue.