Cute follow-up to bad news:
I went over to my ‘rents house and I did give my mom and my brother a big hug. They needed it, and my mom saw this thread, and though perplexed about the format, purpose, and etiquette of the blogosphere, she appreciates the kind words expressed by total strangers.
We all explained Maxie's absence to my 4 year old niece and then my younger brother, her father, saying,
“She was sick. She’s up in heaven now. She misses you too.”
My niece goes, “Oh, did she fly a plane up there?”
Thank FSM for little girls.
P. S. Maxie was part Beagle...