Amanda Cubbage says, "You just count down the days, count down the time until you're re-united with him. You always want to be there. You never want to leave these guys. You never want to sit there and move on and the fact that the military allows us to adopt our working dogs now is phenomenal."
There's a special treat waiting for Rick when he gets home.
"He has a marrow bone waiting for him that's stuffed with peanut butter, honey, raspberries, and blueberries."
And now that Rick's switching from a life of work, to a life of leisure like a lot of retirees he'll have more time for his toys.