I got some sad news last night. Bob Albrecht, from Lumberton, MS is a friend that I met through Pilots n Paws about three years ago. Bob is terminally ill with cancer. He is in hospice care and not expected to live more than a couple of weeks.
Bob and I met several times in Marianna, FL where he would hand off pups to me to continue their trip to new homes in Florida. I always looked forward to seeing Bob and his pretty yellow RV-6A filled with dogs and a smiling Bob.
Here is a December, 2010 photo of Bob with Eddie, the border collie, that was enroute to a training facility in Deland, FL that specialized in training border collies as seizure alert service dogs. Their specialty was vets with traumatic brain injury that were afflicted with seizures. As you can see, Bob had completely fallen for Eddie by the time they got to Marianna, and Eddie was reciprocating. By the time I got Eddie to Deland, I was in love with him too.
Bob is one of the "good guys" in my book, and this news breaks my heart.