I know that there have been topics about our sweet babies helping us through a rough time but I just had to add my experience. My husbands nephew was killed 6 weeks ago and his sister is having a terrible time dealing with her loss. Her daughter was married on saturday so she was feeling sad about being alone and the fact that her son wasn't there for the wedding. Well my husband and I went to see her yesterday and took Copper with us. I wasn't really sure about that because my Copper is a barker at anyone other than us. My husband said that they would get a kick out of him so off we went. When we got there my husband went inside and me and Copper sat in the swing. When they came out Copper went up to her and sat down in front of her. She sat in the swing and patted his head for a long time. He did a couple of roll arounds on his back and chased a couple of flies and generally amused her for about an hour. He never once barked,he was a perfect gentleman(until the ride home then he barked out the window at everyone we passed). She told us as we were leaving that he made her day. I was very proud of my boy .