Meet Tyler

Kelly and I took another step toward completing the "suburban couple without kids (yet)" cliche' by getting a puppy this weekend. He's a 6 month old retriever/collie mix named Tyler:

We found him online at a collie rescue in Winston-Salem. They named him Doodle, which I guess makes his full name Doodle Tyler Stowe Boggs. Kelly picked out the name, by the way. I'm not the only ridiculously obsessed Tar Heel fan in the family...

He's been great so far. He can "sit" like a champ, he's crate trained, and he's learning to fetch. He isn't very good on a leash yet, but we practice every day.