I haven’t felt much like blogging lately after having an emotionally and physically rough (and exhausting), couple of weeks, but I’m hoping to get caught up soon. There has been so much going on (in typical almost-Spring fashion) that I want to document while my memory is fresh. Starting with a new addition to the family: our little heeler mix puppy, Bolt. He’s 9 weeks old now, ornery as ever! Miles picked him out from a litter of 10 puppies at the Charleston Shelter. The boys just love him (and he loves them!). He’s even getting along with the cats fairly well (they mostly ignore him. Except when he gets into their food, which apparently tastes much better than dog food). We’re working om training him to have some manners; of course he’s a typical puppy, jumping on us and chewing everything, but he is also very smart and seems to be picking up on cues and words much more quickly than I anticipated. He already sits for a treat, and when I am getting his food dish ready, and even makes it outside to potty most of the time. I can’t wait to find out what adventures are ahead with this little guy!