While the loss of our best good boy will hurt for some time, we are keeping – as we have with each passing of a beloved dog-child – one thing in mind, a value we consider sacrosanct: the loss also means that, once we have grieved and healed (not before - never before: it’s not fair to the next to be a coping mechanism) and learned to function within the absence, we must – and will – heed our responsibility as dedicated dog parents to give another dog in need the same chance at life and at happiness as we have all of those that have, without fail, captured our hearts time and again.

But for now, healing. Thank you all, again, for your kind words and support. 🙏