“I grew up with dogs.
I was single and living alone so I put off getting a dog.
When I got engaged and bought a house I decided it was time to get a dog.
I own my own business so I could take a dog to work. I knew I wouldn’t be leaving him at home all day by himself because I had flexibility.
I knew I wanted a Labrador Retriever or a Lab mix.
There is a rescue agency based in Rhode Island that rescues dogs from down south and places them up and down the northeast coast.
I saw a photo of Charlie on their site. He was brought up to a foster family in Rhode Island from Alabama.
I decided to surprise my wife.”