It’s been difficult to keep my interest in things since Kitty died. I stopped taking pictures, I let my ukulele playing slide, and I stopped writing. It’s normal for me to retreat from things like that when I don’t know how to cope very well, but I feel like I’m finally starting to heal. I have a new puppy, and while she’s certainly no replacement for Kitty, she definitely keeps me on my toes and occupied. And I’ve noticed since I got her that my interests have picked back up, so it’s good to be back. And Momma Hayes, I don’t know if you read these or not but thank you for everything you’ve done.