After a 6 1/2 week wait, Tom returned to pick up Thurber and take him home. Here is Thurber at 8 weeks of age and Tom excited to start a new life with this incredible puppy.

After several weeks failing to bring home a rescue, Tom, very frustrated one Saturday afternoon, stumbled into a Craigslist ad for a labrador puppy in Punxsutawney, PA. He drove there from Pittsburgh early the next morning, where a 9-day-old Thurber settled contentedly into his arms. It was the very best decision Tom ever made — Thurber has become one of the most joyful and wonderful creatures who has ever graced his life!