Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2012!
As 2011 comes to a close Gopher would like to thank everyone who has read about our adventures. He also wanted to thank all of our friends and family for their amazing support, love, friendship and a few special people of note.
The amazing grandparents, who their grandpuppies love very much.
Aunt Carla (not to be confused with Mom Carla) for her friendship support, and amazing blanket so that I can R.E.A.D., and for always being willing to 'get lost' for Squirrel.
Aunt Joan, not only because the boys love you so very much, but for the support you have given our whole family this year.
Aunt Lisa your support and kindness to Gopher and I has been overwhelming, and more appreciated than either of us can ever say.
Uncles Duck, Todd, Greg, Drew, Darnell, and Aunts Annie, Tracy, Mindy for your friendship, support and hiding for little brother Squirrel as he trains for SAR.
Thank you all so very much, those mentioned and unmentioned, for a year with some dark times you have been the light for our family.
Gopher and I also want to pass on wishes to the families we have visited this year. You have made our lives amazing and cannot thank you enough for letting Gopher and I come in, we hope the comfort Gopher provided many of you helped through the darker days. I hope the families who have been able to go home with their loved ones enjoy the holiday and best wishes for future health.
For those who are spending their first holiday season without their loved one, I hope you have the love and support you need to celebrate in their memory. They are with Gopher and I every day and have changed our lives in profound ways, and will continue to be with us as we try to help comfort others.
I hope everyone is able to celebrate the holidays to their hearts content, and remember the best gifts are the ones that can be shared. Even if it is a delicious bone with your obnoxious little brother.
Love and Joy to all....
Chad, Carla, Gopher, Squirrel, Graham, Perry and Bear