A very moving tribute to your mother, jjorje.
(You've just made me cry.)
That bond between humans & their beloved pets is so special, you couldn't possibly explain it to anyone who hasn't shared that bond.
So I feel for you mother at this time.
She did absolutely the right thing, the kindest possible thing for Tina. (Say nothing of providing her with a great life!)
And no doubt will miss her greatly
I'm so glad you guys are watching over your mum.
This is beautiful:
"The Bustle in a House
The Morning after Death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon Earth--
The sweeping up the Heart
And putting Love away
We shall not want to use again