Oh, those pets are "family" for sure! Mandy is in your heart. Our Cairn Terrier Jesse is over 14 now, hard of hearing, but kind of perks along... sleeps a lot. And I, of course worry about him.
Im so sorry Robbie. I know exactly how you feel as it is only 6 days today since I said goodbye to my beloved Maddux. The hole these wonderful creatures leave in our hearts when they leave is immense. It is the price we pay for loving a being that is on this earth so short of a time. Hugs to you my friend.
Hugs, everyday brings a cherished memory. Although their passing is painful, those memories always bring joy.