Here is Len's email and yes, it did make me feel good today!
At one time I bought a puppy from you, my son Nate and I called him Ollie and we both have fond memories of him. I believe he is the dog you call Tie.
When my wife and I separated we met in Jefferson, Texas and Ollie went back to Galla Creek with you. We visited for a few minutes and while we talked you told me to never give up on my family. You related that you had gone through some hard times yourself and that I should not lose hope. My wife and I were divorced and I endured some truly dark days. That was 2010.
Almost a year ago, Layla and I were remarried to each other. My family is whole and I have never been happier.
I'm writing to say thank you. You took time to offer comfort, hope and words of encouragement to me. Your kindness and sharing of your experience is something that helped me through difficult times. I've been thinking about those times lately because of the winter Olympics. They were going on when things were bad and the difference between watching them then and now is startling. Those thoughts reminded me of the people who were there for me and although it was surely a small thing for you, it meant a great deal to me.
You are a good and honorable man sir, and I just wanted to share my gratitude with you. I think we don't always realize the impact we have on others and I wanted to be sure you knew the impact you had on me. You reminded me to hope when there was no hope, and that hope has been fulfilled.
Thank you so much.