I can't begin to tell you how much comfort I have received from your warm comments about our losing Ellie so suddenly. The pain is still sharp although I know it will lessen as time goes on. Because we are retired, we spent much more time with the Golden Girls than we did with our other dogs. And we miss Ellie all that much more.
Ellie's death has taken a toll on Lucy as well as on us. As regular readers know, the two dogs were rarely apart from one another. And it was always Lucy who sought out Ellie. And then used her for a pillow.
Lucy has never known a life without Ellie so it is not surprising that she misses her. At first she was very quiet and reserved. Then, after about four days we both noticed that she had wagged her tail for the first time. She is still a bit "clingy" and doesn't seem to want to be in a room by herself so she follows my husband around much like she followed Ellie. And she often uses his shoe as a pillow. But she is eating and drinking and seems to be doing well, almost enjoying the extra attention she gets.
I don't know when I will return to blogging. My muse still hasn't reappeared. But I will return. Meanwhile I will enjoy reading your blogs.
Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your wishes and kind words.