We have a new edition to our small family. Last week we bought a little puppy, she is a fox red Labrador we named Callie. We searched all over to find this rare color of lab and finally were able to adopt one from a breeder in Pennsylvania. The first week was difficult (especially on Amanda), Callie spent most of her days going through the house getting into things she shouldn't. She loves to chew on cords (especially if they are plugged in), but currently her favorite chew toy is out cat funny. Callie is sure funny (the cat) is a lab and very confused as to why he won't play with her. Despite all this and more she is so cute and loving that you can't stay mad at her for long. She loves to go on walks, meet new people, learn a new trick, but most just be with people. We are excited to go hiking, camping and swimming with her when she gets a little bigger. We (most Amanda again) have been working these past two weeks to train her as much as possible and I have been pleasantly surprised with the results. She knows her named, sit, come, down, and no (which is the most important one)! She also shows signs of being a great hunting dog (see picture), however her main purpose in life will be to keep Amanda company while she is at home enjoying her newly retired life.