What a happy day!
Here are the words of Jay’s daughter, Daisy, which she wrote in an email sending photos of the reunion. Her words tell the story very well.
“Then, Timber jumped up into the truck and onto his seat. . .
Rusty hopped in with him. Timber looked in his water cup (a large Styrofoam cup nestled in the floorboards that Timber would drink out of). We poured some water into it for him, and Timber drank the water. He laid down and then sat back up. He seemed very happy and content to be in his seat, the same seat that he has had for almost 4 years.
“Then we ate lunch, Rusty wiped tears at his eyes, and Timber would not keep his eyes off of Rusty (it was as if we no longer existed). Timber also did some new tricks that we had not seen before (like shake and high five).
“I gave Rusty the cash that had been raised, and he got tears in his eyes. He said that there were a lot of folks in Arizona praying for him, and I told him there were people all across the U.S. praying for him. They are changing the oil in Rusty’s truck and he plans on leaving in the morning.” — Daisy