Thanks for the condolences, everyone. I'm doing OK and moving on to giving our dog the same long life of love and savory treats.
Everyone, meet Brandi the WonderLab:Show us a photo of your mutt or other creatures..
Mouser: Wow! New kitty! That's always exciting. I've always had cats in my life, this is the first time I'll probably be without one for a while, but I'm OK with that. However, new kitties==fun. Every. dang. time.
Clevercat: Oooh, your Isabella looks quite the precious one. I was never partial to the exotic types, but my wife had a chocolate persian when we were dating that broke me of that.