I talked to the agency about Cooper my service dog. he graduates next January or February. We were hoping he could come home earlier, but training usually takes until the dog is two years old. He's doing really well, yesterday he got to go to Lowes and he was a model citizen. He's taking his own sweet time learning to retrieve objects though. He'll learn to retrieve anything I drop, bring me the phone if it rings, etc.

The woman I talked to at Brigadoon asked when my next visit was. A bridge collapsed in Mt. Vernon and I have to go that way. She told me it wasn't that bad, they have a good detour, so in a few weeks we'll head up there. My son never misses a visit. I can't wait to see Cooper, it's so much fun to see all the things he learned.