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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How to Survive a Serial Killer...

...well, this helps.

If you have read A SUDDEN SHOT, you know all about serial killer survivor Paul Patrick and his little dog, Misty. She is still going strong and lighting up his life.

Misty arches her back for her toy.
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She is always on his bed and is very particular about who she lets approach him. After all, she has lost him for long stretches at a time. Paul tells me she is well aware of his injuries. She no longer jumps on him the way she did before serial killers Dale Hausner and Sam Dieteman changed him from a robust working man into a survivor covered in scars and wounds, struggling every day to make it to the next sunrise.
Misty gives the toy to Paul
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Instead, she cuddles at his feet or carefully lays on his upper chest, avoiding the area where the 12 gauge shotgun ripped apart his lower torso. My visit with Paul this week was wonderful because, after all this time, Misty has finally decided I'm a friend. She showed off her playful side for me. And that was a moment of real joy.

Misty chews the toy...and inspires the man.
Copyright Camille Kimball
She let me throw her toy for her this week. As you can see in these photos, she might chase it out the room upon my toss, but when she came racing back into the room there was only one spot for her to deliver it. That hospital bed of Paul's, by the way, is quite a significant upwards leap for such a small pup. There's nowhere else she wants to be. I'm touched she finally decided I was welcome there, too.

Paul's full story is in this book--

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