That is an unfortunate turn of events, @unicorgi. Almost as if it could not have happened any more perfectly to spite your effort. I have not had such an experience but disappointments as those are a common fret of many.
That is an unfortunate place to be with one's companion, @Carantathraiel. My apologies that your time is being consumed in dealing with something so upsetting. A delay to responses here is mostly harmless, at least take comfort in that.
Thanks harbinger. I went out and got doggie diapers today because he seems unable to control himself as well as he used to. I think he's nearing his journey across the rainbow bridge, and all I can do is wait and give him love until then. Its not easy.
I am very, very sorry to hear it @Carantathraiel. You are correct, the best thing to take from this, as always, is that the suffering is now all over. The things that should be remembered from hereon out are all of the good things that came in life. I wish you a speedy recovery from this loss in your life.
To you as well, @Carantathraiel, although I did not partake. I only knew of the holiday being the weekend past thanks to the forum, as many were seemingly engaged in the festivities. How I always manage to somehow forget that there are other holidays at all. Perhaps being away from them so long and not participating in them even prior to that explains why. Interesting some of the things done, such as coloring water with dye.
I didn't celebrate either. Not much of a drinker anyway. Too many migraines. Also I am working again! Quit for about 5.5 months, and finally went back. Its nice to get out of the house. ANd the money ain't bad, either!