Through unfortunate circumstances, Big Boss is still here. Don't worry, he will still be leaving for his forever home; I will just get to enjoy him for a while longer. And I am very thankful to have him too, as I had a family emergency of my own this week where I almost lost my mom. Boss sensed my sadness and he was right by my side, there to give me kisses. He has been such a good boy this week. Words cannot begin to describe the comfort that he gave me. He would come up beside me when I was sitting on my bed and use his nose to lift my arm so he could crawl right on under. At night he would fall asleep with his head on my shoulder. He managed to keep his mischievous side mostly at bay this week, but he knew just when to bring it out and make me laugh. What a dog! Boss did gain a new name this week. You can also call him 'The Ambassador.' From time to time we get visitors here and they all like to see the HOPE dogs. This week he met a PA State Senator who was very impressed with him and the HOPE program. Maybe she'll read this and think to herself, 'Hmmm, this program is run on donations and fundraisers. I could look into finding some grant money to expand the program.' Hint, hint, wink, wink, Madame Senator, I can't help myself because this is a great program that saves dogs and helps inmates too.