I was not aware of the Dollhouse Farms contests until quite recently. Had I known, this would have been my entry. Thank you for letting me share this: For this lifelong daddys girl, the first week of July will be forever bittersweet. After battling lung cancer and the resultant drug induced side effects, for only five months, my daddy slipped into a coma on July 1. My sister insists that he was unaware of her presence, but he and I shared our last words that afternoon three years ago. For months I had stopped by after work to visit share my day ... see how things were going then head home to feed my little dogs. That was our routine ... even that last Saturday. When he heard me say I had to go feed the dogs he turned and said OK. Thats when I saw it, and knew his pain in my heart. I had to tell him it was okay to go. That if the pain was too much, dont stay here for me. His eyes were clear and I saw that he knew .. Thank you, he replied quietly. I hugged my daddy one last time we both said I love you, He left us early the next morning for that better place, I know ... but a piece of my heart went with him.