Helen! So good to hear from you. Sad to hear about your dog. I trust you have years of wonderful memories.
My kitty Ringo past in February. We now have Cozy and Babs, Calico sisters rescued from an abandoned building near where I work. I've actually "met" their mother as she lives there (she was fixed and returned when litter was rescued).
I'm enjoying a really good time in my life gals. Sure, something can come up and change everything but not focusing on that. It's warm, sunny, work is great, life is wonderful, no belly aches lately, down another two pounds and I look/feel great.
Lady, Cozy and Bab's mom.