Thank you everybody...thanks so much.
Yes, I knew it was coming but still hit us like a ton of bricks....and yes, she's been absurdly spoiled since I rescued her from an abusive neighbor as a puppy....all of us who lost our pet loves know what this means, losing part of our heart. Powder already has enough of the overkill of affection he receives now, hehehee.
BUT...my post was meant as a celebration of life in the first place, and I'd love for you guys to keep this thread alive...keep posting pics and stories...and yup, Tony, you are absolutely right....
Again, thanks for your posts, emails and phone calls...it means a lot.