July 04, 2006


Today was a special day because our pup became an American. Since Charlie was born and raised in Germany, we have been joking since we got home that we should officially make him a citizen. So we chose today to have his naturalization ceremony. He raised his right hand and swore an oath of citizenship, which was uproariously funny at the time.


And because it was such a special day for him, we let him eat with us. Charlie got to eat a waffle and a hamburger! What a day...

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And then this evening my husband and I did the most American thing we know: we went to a baseball game. The Blowfish played a great game, and then they had fireworks over the stadium. I know we had fireworks on post in Germany, but these were close enough to smell! And it just felt so good to be in a stadium full of people wearing red, white, and blue and listening to Lee Greenwood. I couldn't wipe the stupid smile off my face the whole fireworks display.

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It's so good to be home...

Posted by Sarah at July 4, 2006 10:20 PM | TrackBack

Does he have all his papers? And is he trained to use them?

And welcome home.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at July 4, 2006 10:34 PM

I'm glad you're home too.

Posted by: R1 at July 5, 2006 01:06 AM

I am so glad that Charlie is finally a citizen, and that you had such a great 4th. I wish that I could have been there with you. Germany is not the same without you. Miss ya, Kelly

Posted by: Kelly at July 5, 2006 01:46 AM

Ditto what Kelly said. And Winston and Foxy will be citizens soon too! lol...

Miss you.

Posted by: Erin at July 5, 2006 02:00 AM

Welcome home to both of you, darlin'. We are better off now that you're both home.


Posted by: Subsunk at July 11, 2006 08:18 PM

Well done Charlie! Now be a model citizen and
go register to vote,please.

Posted by: MaryIndiana at July 14, 2006 09:33 PM