Empty nesters sending kids to college experience a fog of nostalgia when they walk into their child's empty room after dropping them off at university. Hopefully, that fog will soon lift.
Rescue dog Albie has been with owner Peter Zheutlin and his family for a year now. And in that year, Peter, who didn't know how well he'd take to a dog, has learned a lot about himself – he likes being licked, for one.
Time passes quickly when you're a parent, but Father's Day allows a chance to look back at the younger days of children and appreciate where kids are now.
Rescue dog Albie dug his heels in on the parking lot ramp, but once out in Boston's chilly excuse for Spring, he unleashed his charm.
Rescue dog Albie acted sad when we went off to Florida for some R&R, but not for long. Our resilient rescue dog did fine.
Rescue dog Albie's owner has officially become "that guy" – the one who flaunts photos of his rescue dog ... on Facebook, as his iPhone wallpaper. As the empty nest comes into view, Albie is slowly replacing the kids in a dad's homelife.
Rescue dog Albie is making a good impression on his owner Peter Zheutlin. Straight from the pound, the rescue dog's patience and calm is remedying Zheutlin's adoption anxiety.
Rescue dog Albie took warmly to his first snowfall; but can his owner resist the urge to hibernate?
Albie the rescue dog knows exactly who his owners are ... by any name. Whether they're called "Mommy and Daddy" or "Judy and Peter," the kibble tastes as sweet.
Rescue dog Albie takes a nap with his owner and sparks a reverie on the spiritual connections of an extended family ... particularly the canine extension.
Rescue dog Albie hosts a canine friend for an extended sleepover – next time he'll put his favorite toys away before the guest arrives.
Rescue dog Albie begins obedience training classes. But who's learning more, dog or Dad?
Rescue dog Albie has a new favorite spot: catching a little shut-eye next to bedfellows Mr. and Mrs. Zheutlin. Despite the hair, the dirty paws, and possible ticks and fleas, they can't resist his twitchy presence.
A "dog's life" lived well: Off-leash in fall’s filagree foliage, rescue dog Albie both gives and gets the gift of irrational exuberance.
An Army general inviting my sleep-to-noon and video-game-playing son to a national leadership program sounded like something out of Homeland. But, no, it was just one more college recruiter chasing our Noah and our money.
Rescue dog Albie reveals his gluttonous side and pursues a prized biscotti as some rules give way in his household.
Rescue dog Albie has been living with the Zheutlin family for three months, becoming an irreplaceable presence in their home, and fully ensconced in their hearts.
Rescue dog Albie reveals his hunting instinct. Neither rain nor snow nor ... steak would stay this Lab from his appointed prey – a poor little squirrel.
Albie got a new best friend when the Zheutlin family were asked to babysit Wilson, another lab from Labs4Rescue, who needed a crash-pad for the night.