Emily has declared Mocha her best friend.
We wasn't planning on adding another dog to our family, yet. Annie (our beagle) is getting older, so we have talked about another dog, someday. We're glad Mocha is here, though.
She was my Dad's dog. He raised her from a puppy, and trained her.
In mid-September he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. It started in his lungs, spread through his lymph nodes and into his brain. Unfortunately, at this stage, they don't give too much hope with treatment. :(
It's been so hard to accept this diagnosis. Thankfully, my Dad is accepting it, is faithful and is feeling blessed, even with such a difficult illness.
We don't know how long we'll have my Dad around, the drs. have said he may have a month, but they never really know for sure. I'm just thankful we have been able to relieve his worry of where Mocha would go. And I think she'll be good for me, in the coming weeks.
My Dad with Emily, Christmas 2010. :)