Here in Pokhara, he's been surrounded by extended family and friends, lavishing him with love and attention since the day he was born -- November 2, 2004.
Since I lived in the same house with Rahil for weeks at a time during my visits to Pokhara, I got to see him more often than my own grandchildren (and now great grandchildren). We’ve developed a special bond.
When the family was recently talking about the impending move to Washington, Rahil announced that he didn't care what his mother and father did; HE was "going to live with John!"
Here are a few of the many photos I took this past week of my buddy Rahil. He joins me for breakfast at Mike's: