Thank you all for your well-wishes, they are much appreciated! It was a really tough time, especially right before Thanksgiving. But things are starting to look up now. I realize that doggies can't really compare with children, but when you don't have children, and you've had the same dog for 16 years that you got as a puppy when you were only 19 - it's feels like they're your child. So it was really difficult.
I'm so sorry I've been gone so long, it wasn't intentional. Life just sort of got in the way, with Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping and work (everyone wants their stuff before Christmas, wouldn't you know it!?!).
But I'll be back with those pictures from our kitchen (finally.)