First, I just want to say that our hearts and prayers are with the people of Japan. I can not imagine what they are all going through. The news reports get worse every time I hear them. I am praying, as I am sure we all are, that they avoid a nuclear disaster any larger than has already occurred.
Now, on with our happy news. Timothy has been shopping for a puppy for a long time, and this past weekend he found the perfect friend. We went to our local animal shelter, which is brand new and very clean and nice, to look at a few puppies they had. One 5 month old lab/retriever mix really stood out as the perfect pet for him and the perfect fit for our family. He is a bundle of energy and full of love. He has only had one accident in the past 24 hours and already is doing pretty well with his crate. He is currently 29 pounds and a lovely shade of black with chocolate highlights.