As an additional comfort dog post, we just learned that one of the very first of these comfort dogs died today. Howe was a beautiful, handsome, sweet faced Golden Retriever, one of the bigger dogs of this breed and we met up every now and then. The last time I saw Howe, he attended the same Lutheran Prayer breakfast we did.
Here's another picture of him here at the campus Taste of the Sem.
And a whole bunch of wonderful photos of Howe during the course of his life as a comfort dog.