It's amazing how clearly he understands what happened, and I can see the wisdom of the advice to let them have this closure. He was previously more attached to Huddy than to either of us, to the extent that he was starting to get mopey because she was doing poorly. He's already back to his happy-go-luck self,
I'm glad to hear that Gunnar is doing well - I was worried about that. A few years back we had a couple shop dogs and one of them was killed (fairly horribly), and while that was bad enough, seeing good old Buster so despondent broke my heart even worse. He wouldn't eat and would barely even move. It was kind of scary. I thought he was giving up.