I hope I haven't bummed you guys out too badly. I am so grateful for all of your sweet comments over the last couple of days. They really have helped. Thank you so much.
We are really doing okay with it. It's very strange not having them around, but that will just take time to get used to. I just imagine Phoebe with her big smile running around chasing squirrels with perfect legs now! That always makes me feel better.
Now, just so you don't feel too bad...take a look at this, courtesy of Mr. Eli:
I just started this beautiful doily last night and this is what's left of it. Grrr! Yes, his backside is stinging right about now and he's keeping his distance. Every time he gets to close with his ears pealed back and his tail between his legs, I give him the stink-eye and tell him to go away. I'm not ready to make up yet. He really only tore out about half a row, but he sure made a mess of the ball of thread. I'm sure it was great fun.
I guess the best way to deal with it is just go buy a new ball of thread and tie it on. There's NO WAY I'm dealing with that tangled mess!
Thank y'all again for your messages and emails. I love you, man!