Oh, thank you so much both of you and I am so sorry you both have been suffering from this loss also. I completely understand the bond of a dog who seems to be a soulmate. I never would have it I had not met Sherby and fell head over heals in love with him.
I think the last will and testament is so sweet and it does help to put into perspective the my feelings that I am having a hard time loving a new dog. I really feel like my heart is truly broken and just cannot work correctly anymore. It is quite an empty feeling. I am sure it will get better, but for now I feel so sad and awful. I will of course keep petting this little guy, walking him, and I think over time I will be better. In the meantime, my partner loves Riley so much and Riley loves her so much and I love to see him loving her that much because it is so sweet. :-) This is a picture of a gift my mom sent me today. The picture is so special because it looks exactly like Sherby!
If love alone could have kept your here, you would have been here forever.