Eric’s in recovery and the puppy is housebroken; it howls, yowls, and whines no longer, which is more than can be said for the rest of Eric’s self-made family. Post-surgery, Eric is healing, mourning, and learning to walk, see, and be again – he’s back in the land of the living, and the living drive him nuts. Friends, family… the Ex. While he was out of it, they’ve been odd at best, self-centered, ego-centric, selfish maniacs at worst. But that’s family… And Eric has to push forward. Sell his home, heal his wounds, and move on with his life – wherever it heads next. “And the Puppy Howls No Longer” continues the story of getting back up after being hit by everything modern American life can throw.