Noah is already missing our daughter, Abbey. It was such a great Christmas break for her and our 122 pound yellow lab, although it went too fast. He slept in the room with Abbey and stayed by her side throughout the day. I’m sure he overheard every conversation she had with her boyfriend, as he patiently waited for her undivided attention. He was there with her as we all opened Christmas presents on Christmas Day. He watched the ball drop with her on New Year’s Eve. Now, he waits patiently and dreams of the next time they will be together.