I'm Icarus (occasionally known as Icky), a 9-week-old flat-coated retriever who recently made a long trip with my new family from my birthplace in British Columbia to my home outside of Boston. I am full of mischief, and I love to play with anything and anyone, including dogs 10 times my current size. My humans say that I'm too smart for my own good, and I'm working hard on training them to my satisfaction. They spoil me tremendously, but so far they haven't been yielding as quickly or as easily as a puppy might hope. My favorite activities include playing with my rope lobster, Rocky, and dive-bombing stands of tall grass.