I found this forum yesterday and found it so helpful, that I wanted to post a thank you to everyone. I lost my Darcy on Monday. She was only 10, and it was sudden, so no time to prepare for it. Yesterday was truly the worst day of my life. I've never felt such gut wrenching pain. It was just Darcy and I in the house, so the quiet yesterday was just terrible. Finding this forum was a true blessing, so thanks to all who have posted their stories as it really helped me. Today is better, I can still cry at any time, but it's better. I have a wonderful extended family who have rallied around. I know with time, the pain will ease, and although I'll miss her forever, I will be able to remember more of the happy times.