Hi Tracy, yes it is. The hole in your heart never quite heals, does it? But even knowing ahead of time it's gonna hurt, the joy they bring us is worth it. I'm so sorry for about Bob and Sandy.
Annie, you didn't make me sad. I'm always happy when someone appreciates my babies. We had 10 very good years, and then the cancer hit and he went down hill very rapidly. We were trying to save him, but the cancer was just too aggressive. They would have had to remove all his ribs on one side and that was just too much. It was time to let him rest. No day goes by without a thought of our Solo.
We love our Skywalker (our chocolate lab now) but of course, one does not replace the other. The new one just expands our ability to love.