Dodge is Dan's great-grandson.
He was the apple of Dan's eye.
When Dan was on the road he would call and talk to Dodge when Dodge could only babble.
When Dodge got a little older he gave Dan a stuffed pig toy for Dan to carry with him in the truck. Dan would take pictures of where he was with the pig in the picture. He would send them to Dodge.
That pig stayed with Dan where ever he was. Truck, apartment, car, motorcycle. There was the pig.
That was how he stayed connected. No matter where he was.
Yesterday I found another picture of Dan's cabin. The one he bought next to the family cabin. The one he was going to retire to.