Meg, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your friend. Seems you two were destined for one another. The unspoken but palpable bonds that can exist between dogs and their people is one of the great joys of life. They fill voids like nothing and no one else. They add a certain richness to our lives that you’ve shown in you article. It’s been a year and a half since I had to say goodbye to Jack, my fifteen-year-old Bichon. The pain’s still there, just not as sharp these days.
I’m sad to say that I have no words of encouragement to offer, but I join you in your grief and can appreciate deeply what you shared in one heck of a tribute.