Don and Vera, Thank you for your kind words. You are right. Our babies Bella and Hastings sound so similar. I will be posting a picture of Hastings soon. I have many many of them. :) My husband has been organizing the pics and videos we have of him and we have almost 1600 so far and he still hasn't found them all. Multiple people have suggested I read your thread about Bella. Bella's love and light continue to help in this world and that amazes me. I feel sorry for people who don't know the moving power of a dog's love....and such a teeny one at that. Thank you for thinking of my husband and me and thank you for sharing beautiful Bella's life with all of us.
Marie123, I have watched some trailers of the new "Murder on the Orient Express" and I hope it will be good. I am a purist generally with "remakes" and I hope they don't stray too far from the original. I hope you are doing well. Eric, I cried and cried when I read your post. I truly cannot thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience with losing Tsuk and how it affected you. I felt I could have written that post myself. I have been feeling more and more desperate and despondent as the days go on. I thought I would feel a little better each day but it has been the opposite. My sister believes it may be because in the first day or two I was experiencing shock AND grief but after the shock left it was just crushing grief and sorrow. Also, I have never been away from Hastings and I just miss him. Each day I feel more and more desperate to see him. I keep praying for him to come to me in a dream. Eric, the fact that you had no desire to carry on with life when Tsuk died but you did carry on and you did eventually feel better gives me hope. I agree with you though, my heart will be forever scarred. Again, I thank you dearly for your kindness and support for me and my husband. Tsuk was so blessed to have you. Take care.
"Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it" ~Fleur Conkling Heylinger~