Thank you for the kind words. I may have had an advantage over many pet owners, in that I've never been married and never had kids. On top of that, I've just never had much of a 'life', so there's was always a lot of free time to bond with my Lucy. That is probably why I am still so heartbroken after a year. All of my girls outlasted any human relationship I ever had. I was always pretty attentive and affectionate, and I think I only became moreso with my Lucy.