I wish this were an April Fool joke but it's not. Dan, John's faithful shadow, is gone.
Dan had slowed down considerably in the past few years and been unable to jump into the truck like he used to. But he'd continued to dog John's footsteps and follow the truck up and down the road, slow, but determined.
A few days ago, he followed John to the house one last time and collapsed. In a very little time he was gone.
I have very few pictures of him because he was always off with John . . . and because he never liked the look of the camera.
John was Dan's mission in life -- so much so that he had very little time for anyone else -- because he always had to keep an eye on John.
We'll miss you, Dan, you good and faithful dog.