Tomorrow will be 3 weeks since we let Coal go and I think things are starting to settle out. The biggest change has been with the cats. They've been much more active, in fact several of them have been playing much more frequently, and the hierarchy seems to be shifting a bit. For me it's settled but I still get twinges. I talked to a co-worker last week who lost both of her dogs towards the end of last year and she said she felt more at peace after they had to let one of them go because of her health because it was a conscious decision. I think that is what has happened with us as well, because the feeling isn't as raw as it was with Fels where we had no preparation or decision.
Thank you to everyone who has expressed their condolences, we really appreciate it.