This monday night here in phnom penh some 400+ people died in a stampede after the water festival. Mostly teens,they got corralled on a bridge and variously suffocated,were electrocuted or drowned as they jumped off the bridge in desperation . I lost two of my young workers and my wifes brother almost died . Danay is in a lot of physical and emotional pain and his story is on my blog . Tonight we visited him and he is in shock for sure. I took Karma on a hunch as I know the effects animals can have on people when they are in need and the results were amazing. Danay and karma know each other and have a special little relationship . He plays with her on the odd occasion he comes over and she seems to sense his shyness. So tonight he was in the bedroom awake in the dark curled up on the bottom bunk-god knows what he was thinking about with what he has experienced- and so I simply let karma in and shut the door. I chatted with the family for an hour and when I went to check karma was up on the bed asleep in a very tight cuddle with Danay . I could see Danay ever so softly stroking Karma and knew some grief was subsiding so I have left her there to help the boy get over this terrible event . Dogs............gotta love em.