Noah turned his head as rain rolled down the window near his hospital bed. Then he suddenly felt something wet on the palm of his hand. It was a French bulldog burrowing under his hand. That's Link's way of asking you to pet him said the dog's handler. Noah stroked Link's short fur and told the dog about how he broke his leg during a flood. As if sensing his sadness, Link licked Noah's chin. For the first time in days, a broad smile appeared on Noah's face.