Language...has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone
And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.Paul Tillich
We're managing. All four of us. The sweet little girl had a big presence.
She no longer greets me, the first one up, and follows me around until I feed her. She no longer arrives just as I finish my shower and waits for attention--preferably with the brush. She no longer tolerates my cutting her toenails or giving her baths because she just can't keep it up herself.
She showed me herself, tail held high in the full plumage she used to sport, running and playing. She is happy. In her last days, she couldn't lift her tail. She wanted attention and wanted to be fed but could only eat a teaspoon at a time.
Now she is her beautiful self again. And she is happy.