The sun is hazy this morning but the weather forecast is good. I am up bright and early - in spite of being upset at the death of a friend I had a good night's sleep. My new electric blanket has made a huge difference to my sleep pattern - I hope it continues because I am not usually a very good sleeper. There is never a good death is there - a long drawn out death means trauma and distress for all one's loved ones, a quick, unexpected death leaves a huge shock but is, of course, much 'better' for the person involved - but then they have had no time to say good-bye. So it is a no-win situation and (perhaps) luckily we have to take the end we are dealt with.
Tess will, of course, miss H greatly but dogs are adaptable. Although she is my dog she loved going round the fields on the farm with the farmer. But, because he was in and out of hospital towards the end, she never appeared to miss him when he went for ever. Life for her just seemed to go on as before. I just hope the same continues now that H doesn't call twice a week for their long rambles together.
If there is one lesson one learns the older one gets it is that all one can do is to take each day as it comes and make the most of it.