It has been a long journey down a sometimes rocky and other times smooth road, but I have finally finished my fifth draft of Red Dog Diary. For five years Raja’s story has made me laugh out loud, cry silent tears and dig deep within myself. It has taken a long time and I am glad. This was not a task to be hurried nor forgotten but to grow. With that growth came healing. I only hope it can give a little comfort and perhaps a few hardy chuckles to others.