My wife and I had to put our beloved Benji down last November. He had lived with us for over 12 years (he was 3 yo when he came to us). Losing a beloved pet can be harder than when children move away.
Your stories and artwork have been a blessing to me, I will be praying for you in your lose this Lenten period and afterward. I firmly believe that God has a special place for all our pets as well as our loved ones, and we will meet them again. Let your mojo come in its own time. FT