I lost a piece of my heart last night. Olive was a Very Good Girl and my shadow for the last 13+ years. She rescued us when she was just a year old and I’ve never loved a non-human animal more in my life. I can’t tell the kids yet because this is finals week and I don’t want to distract them. Took the day off so I could be alone. I’m so gratefull for the year-old Sweet But Quite Naughty Girl With Very Big Paws To Fill right now. We joked about her being my “replacement dog” when we got her last summer and I can’t imagine going through this without her right now.
Fuck me, this hurts
ETA: Thank you for the love, everyone. It means a lot.