To everyone who wrote about the loss of dear Susie, thank you so much.  I do not have it in me to send individual responses.

I just discovered I have 386 messages in my in-box, probably an all-time record.  Once again, I am going to claim "comment amnesty" and not reply.  Know, please, that each comment is read and, where possible, each commenter's profile and blog are perused.

I love being a member of the blogommunity.