Through a great stroke of luck, I was blessed with a wonderful "first time" match in my first swap. Sue is a gem, and I know of no other way to try to support her through an awful, difficult loss than to make sure you know she's hurting. Her dear Wolfie, her canine kid, died very unexpectedly just a few hours ago. Sue and I hit it off in part because of our devotion to our dogs, and I still can only imagine how she and her family are feeling right now.
Dogs are such blessings, and I know Sue well enough to know that like my own "boys", Wolfie was something very special. It's bad enough that their lifespan is so much shorter than our own, but when they die so young and so suddenly, I don't know how to wrap my thoughts around it. So please, send a prayer or good karma Sue's way, and if you want to stop by and leave a comment on her blog, I'm sure it will mean a lot.