I haven’t felt this way in a long time. It’s amazing how the heart can heal so quickly. Last week we were devasted when we heard that Mitzie-Sue, our 14 year old Yorkie, had a brain tumor and kidney failure. She was such a big part of our lives and it tore us up when we had her euthanized last Sunday morning. But then we got Suzy-Q. Suzy was timid and clingy the first few days as she got to know us. But through this first week her little personality has gradually emerged. She loves to play, especially to attack and shake her stuffed toys, and to retrieve tiny colored tennis balls. She enjoys closeness and wants to sleep at night as close to my chest as possible. And all the while she is attaching herself deep into my heart, filling the space where Mitzie lived for many years. Yes, I am still mourning her passing and I continue to cry when I see her pink leash or recall a memory. But the pain is less each day as Suzy does her puppy magic on my heart. I am falling in-love once more.