No, I didn’t know her before I was reading her letter due to a blogpost of Doggy’s style. But I can understand her. I don’t want to miss a moment in the life of my two older dogs Phex and Rudi either and I’ve been with most of my dogs when they died. I take Rudi with me most of the time and sometimes I take Phex instead. I got to carry the other one out of the car. They want to be with me every second of my life as well. I was even with some of the sheep, holding their heads and patting their forehead lightly, because that way they feel as if they were lambs. Mother is there, all is fine. I once had a kitten with FIP and she died suddenly while I was at the groceries. I was sad that I couldn’t say goodbye to her. She wasn’t alone though. My ex was with her at least. Dying alone doesn’t sound funny anyways.