Wingman, Yet more GREAT advice. You are absolutely correct. Daisy has to stay outside (first home in five years) because of our landlords remodelling, even though it's still an old farmhouse.
Anyways, the last half year has had me feeling so guilty, except for a couple extremely cold nights that I feared the heated doghouse was not heated enough, because of the mucher lesser amount of attention I've been giving her. Duke's been gone for nearly seven years now, and I just thought of him because of Memorial Day coming up. Our cat is in a photo album or two, but our dogs are framed and prominently displayed on the walls to remind us of how they made our lives better each and every day they were in it.
I'm sure Mariah will be cherished forever.
Thanks for the reminder, and I'm so sorry for your loss.