A lovely family and the mom is my accountant. Last summer, they came to the community for help with the cost of getting the dog, $13,500 was raised.
Now the dog has arrived! Very sweet story.
From the Vashon Beachcomber:
In the classroom Monday morning, James and Comet already seemed like a team. After the dog’s introduction to the class, James sat at his desk, with Comet lying on the floor by his feet. The dog looked up at Mark and Raven, who held back in the shadows, but mostly he just settled in, apparently clear that this was his new assignment.
James, meanwhile, with his teacher’s help, began to write.
“I brought Comet,” he wrote. “I love Comet.”
He drew a picture — a simple rendition of a dog — and then wrote “DOG” in big, blocky letters next to it.
“Are you happy today?” Wilson asked him.
“Yes. Dog,” he answered.
“Me, too,” Wilson said, smiling broadly. “Me, too.”