If you're a sap then I'm one as well. My three dogs are a very important part of my life. All are rescues. Ozzy, the beagle-basset was on his last day at the pound. Suchka is a blue heeler-beagle bitch that is very protective of me. She rules over the other two like some kinda doggie hitler. Cloe is a sweet little beagle-terrior+? that someone had dumped and was starving. We fattened her up and the plan was to find her a home, but I couldn't let her go. Best part of my day is being greeted at home by my wife. A close second is being greeted by my "buddies".
"NA BEAN DON CHAT GUN LAMHAINN"
I'm sorry to hear about Ms. Kennsington, but glad to hear things are working out.
I know what it's like when you have a dog or cat that is a family member and not just a pet, which sometimes people never get to experience this no matter how many pets they have in their life.
I haven't had a dog in my life for some time, guess I don't want to let go of the one I had. A German Shepherd I got when he was about year old and sadly a guard dog failure, the trainer didn't feel he was aggressive enough to continue training, but he had more then enough training to take care of a home and still was friendly to people that were friends of the family and almost any kid.
But anyone that has a four legged family member (dog, cat or whatever) knows what it's like.
"Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" Ronald Reagan
PS, does Moses sleep in the snow ? Sten has a choice but prefers the snow to his bed.