Thank you to all of those who have left comments, e-mailed me and offered prayers. It does help, it really does. I have posted a tribute to Maggie below - I needed to do that, it helped when I lost Hamish so very recently. I am allowing myself to talk endlessly to gracious friends about 'My Girl' (yes, all the other furries are/were boys), it stops me collapsing inwards.
I have also thought about this blog over the past few days, and have decided not to feel guilty that is is divided between animals and art - I love both. Some of you will read the art posts only, and some the animals - that is OK. There will be art soon, over the past couple of weeks I have worked spasmodically on a couple of jewellery commissions and a couple of gifts - as soon as they have been received I will share.
Again, thank you.