Well, Carter is the police chief. He was "sworn in" a couple weeks ago. This was before the ceremony and all the media were filming and taking pictures, the sergeant was pinning on his stars, and he was completely oblivious, playing with the toys.
Repeating the oath.
Shaking hands with the sheriff.
The next day we were invited to a service honoring the police officers who've been killed in the line of duty. It was really touching and I'm very grateful that we were invited to be there. Afterwards, Carter got to go around and meet all the police dogs. Have you ever seen a police dog up close?? They're really big! I was a little nervous but I think Carter pet each and every one of them. He was very excited to find out that he's the "boss" of the dogs also :)
We were in a parade, riding in the Sheriff's boat.
Carter was invited to be the ribbon-cutter at the opening ceremonies of the Rose Festival. It was so awesome! He loved the gigantic scissors, even though he couldn't hold them up by himself.
He was on live TV as he cut the ribbon!
After the ceremony, we were given wristbands to go on all the rides we wanted. Oh man, they boys had a blast!! After a few hours it started pouring rain but we still had such a fun evening.
His brother occasionally calls him "the sheriff" or "the chief". And Carter often tells people, "I'm the sheriff! Did you see me on the news and in the newspaper?" He asked while eating an apple, "Do Sheriff's always eat all of their apple?" I could see this working in our favor...
More fun to come! But first, another clinic visit in a couple days. Stay tuned.