I still hurt for you Blue. When I lost my dog I felt like a part of me was missing. I lasted about a month before I had to get another. Then we wound up with two and I love them just as much.
Speaking of kitties my wife's cat has been missing for three weeks. She has finally started to talk how she is feeling and she said the exact same thing, she felt like she has lost a part of her. She does not want to get another right now but feels like for sure she will. I have noticed she is giving the pups more attention these days. And I have noticed that they show her more affection as well. I think they sense something has happened.
Life can deliver some gut punches at times. I guess it's these times that make life worth living. Sorry for being a downer this morning. I needed to get this off my chest.
"Yeah everyone's gotta have the sickness
Cause everyone seems to need the cure"