Amongst their many skills and interests, Charlie and Melea are long-time volunteer puppy raisers for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), and a few weeks ago they received a new CCI puppy they have nicknamed Tank. For those of you unfamiliar with CCI, it is an organization that provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities. Charlie and Melea will care for, train, and socialize Tank for 18 months, after which time he will go off to "college" to work with his permanent owner.
A week from now, my living room floor will be a thing of beauty, and there will be pictures, of course. Meanwhile, here's to good kids everywhere!