I likely will not go through and reply to everyone individually... I don't think we have enough tissues in the house for me to get through that! All of your comments were read by both of us, and the outpouring of support and sympathy was overwhelming and wonderful.
I have created a gallery of photos collected from friends here. (I hope that works, the new Picasa is confusing and strange!)
roho and I will inter her in his mother's garden, where she spent much of her time this spring, along with some rawhide chewies and a toblerone. She was very well loved in the neighborhood, and will likely have a fine send off.
Things are going well for us otherwise, I think. Boston is.. definitely different than Illinois was. We both mostly like city living, we're both settling into new jobs, making a new home for ourselves. Our tenants in the Illinois house so far have been godsends, and while it's a big adjustment.. I think we can be happy here.
We miss those of you we left back in Illinois. The English language is sadly lacking when it comes to expressing just how much we miss all of our friends in the midwest. Unfortunately due to my new job, I will not be able to attend MFF this year, and I feel strangely bereft at that. I hope Roho has a good time for his last year as staff.
I will hopefully write more later; it's been an emotional and exhausting summer.
Take care, all of you out there.