It is at times like these when I think of the ending of Mr. Michael Joseph's book, "Charles -- The Story of a Friendship"
I shall walk in the sun alone
Whose golden light you loved:
I shall sleep alone
And, stirring, touch an empty place:
I shall write uninterrupted
(Would that your gentle paw
Could stay my moving pen just once again!)
I shall see beauty
But none to match your living grace:
I shall hear music
But not so sweet as the droning song
With which you loved me.
I shall fill my days
But I shall not, cannot forget;
Sleep soft, dear friend,
For while I live you shall not die.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your beloved companion, Pooky. May peace find your heart again soon.