For those readers who are from away - there has been the very sad story locally of a little boy who got lost in Cape Breton on the weekend when following his dog into the woods, and when he was found he was severley hypothermic and he died hours after being brought to the hospital.
A couple hours before he was found his dog - named Chance - walked out of the woods - but it's been determined that the dog never left his side while he was in the woods, a depression was left in the snow next to the little boy - so he lived as long as he did because of the dog - and maybe Chance finally left knowing there was no hope, or sensing that time was becoming very short and he was the little boys last hope.
This cartoon was in today's Chronicle Herald. Really, sometimes there is no doubt that dogs really are our best friend through every time - difficult, and good. The little boy's name was James DeLorey. To read the story - click on the photo to enlarge it -