Thank you everyone so incredibly much for your comments, sympathy, and understanding in light of the passing of our dear Toby. All of your comments warmed my heart and made me cry.
We are still operating in somewhat of a denial mode, so I haven’t even looked at my own blog in a little bit because I don’t want to relive things yet.
We are currently in Hawaii for a few days. This is our first real vacation in five years and was planned months ago. We never imagined Toby would suddenly pass the day before we were supposed to leave.
But as our sweet friend (and Toby & Mandy’s friend) Lisa said, Hawaii is a place of rest and healing, so we are happy to be here.
After the sudden loss of Toby and the rigorous crab season G just completed, this family time in a non-dreary and rainy environment is truly a blessing.
And thank you to my parents and Lisa for taking such good care of our other pup, Mandy, who is also deeply sad but hanging in.
I just keep thinking of everyone who has lost a pet, and those who have experienced even worse (as have we). None of it is easy but friends and family make it better.
Thank you all so much for everything.