Three years ago today, my parents and I brought Charlie home to the DC 'burbs and began a love affair that has only deepened as we've learned how truly strange, sweet, and silly our dog is. That love has expanded to include Jon and their bond is even more than I could have hoped for. The three of us feel like the most complete family, but the responsibility and joy of having Charlie also makes it easier to picture the hazy someday - not any time soon, but someday - when we're four.
Happy gotcha day, Charlie. We love you!