i am excited! i am getting a dog. despite years of chad saying "when coal dies, no more dogs," in a weak moment, while witnessing my grief (and experiencing a little of his own), he said, "kath, if you really want to, we can get another dog." those were his exact words. he promised. i remember.
his name is murphy. he spent some time in the greenville county correctional facility, learning how to trust again (as did his inmate trainer). and now he is graduating and needs someone to love him. i will love him.
my friend found him for me and will keep him until i can come get him. after radiation. when i am recovering. and he is recovering. and we can recover together. he will be... Recovery Dog.