My deepest sympathy for the loss of Maya. I’ve had a least 30 dogs in my lifetime and losing one, even when you have several, is devastating but always worth the years spent together.
We lost our 16-year-old dog Pooh to Degenerative Myelopathy in April 2018 and thought we were losing our 15-year-old Pekingese this week. Fortunately, what we thought was congestive heart failure turned out to be a sinus infection. Two days of antibiotics and his breathing no longer sounds like Darth Vader. But, it was an “almost”. We told ourselves we were prepared for the worst but, of course, we weren’t. You never are.
Wishing Maya sends you and your family a new dog when the time is right. She’ll know the perfect one.