up and down week

It’s been rather and up and down kind of week.

On Monday I learned I aced my last course for my Professional Specialization Certificate. And I mean aced. I finally cracked a mark barrier.

And we were heading into Vince’s birthday on Thursday.

It was going to be a double celebration on Saturday evening with dinner and “date night”.

But instead it was touched with sadness as our sweet little Bella girl suddenly died. I traced her breeder through her band, and Joanne said that she had no other reports of problems with clutch mates. Given the information we provided, she suggested it was likely a heart attack, which does happen with any beloved.

Our grief is profound. We’re talking about adopting a new baby. We’ll see.