It's always very strange when you lose someone close to you. The world just doesn't feel quite right without them in it. We've been so fortunate to have such amazing dogs. They were with us for a long time, yet it wasn't nearly long enough. Now that they're gone, the house feels empty. We are now free to be completely spontaneous. We could decide to run off to Vegas for the weekend, for example, without concern for finding a sitter or getting back in time to feed the girls.
On Friday, as we wondered what to do with ourselves, we decided to do just that and off to Vegas we went. We're not big gamblers, but Vegas now has a lot more than gambling to be enjoyed including good food, great shopping and beautiful pools for relaxing. It was exactly what we needed. That and a call from Taiwan, but Vegas was the only one of those things we had any say at all in.