I received this email from reader Becky Holloway just before Christmas:
"Hi Mr. Kent,
"I was contacted last night by one of Kevin Costner's close friends. He was the bearer of bad news. He told me that Kevin's dog, Wyatt, was being put to sleep.
"Wyatt had cancer. He wanted me to ask the people of Shreveport-Bossier to please email me pictures that everyone took with Wyatt. He said he recalled tons of people taking pictures with the dog. They want to make a collage of all the pictures collected from the people of Shreveport-Bossier. Kevin really appreciated the kindness from everyone while he was here toward him and his dog Wyatt. For all the dog lovers out there, I'm sure you know how Kevin is feeling right now.
"Email them to Beckymac1@yahoo.com.
"Let's show Kevin that we haven't forgotten about him and Wyatt."
Costner filmed two movies back-to-back in northwest Louisiana in 2005 and 2006: "The Guardian" and "Mr. Brooks."