Thanks for the kind words guys.
I know to some, pets are just lesser animals in our care, and to some, pets can be hard to even consider having around at all, and some have them as actual life companions and family members.
We understand all aspects.
It certainly is quiet around here, no more walks around the neighborhood and open fields for a leg stretcher and private biz. No pet chores or hanging out and giving him a confident pat on the head.
The doggy beds are empty, the leashes lay on the floor, the truck has an empty tie down, a bag of high grade food sits untouched, some toys kicking around the yard..and the best hiking,camping weather is just coming up.
It will be hard to go backcountry, just us now.