The Mom here.
Puppy woke up this morning as per usual and chatted away with his stuffies. When I went to see him he said "Doggy." There are no dogs in his room, only fish, so I had to guess that Angel Bolo had been checking up on us. I asked Puppy if it was Bolo, and he replied, "Bolo. Doggy. Woof woof. All gone. Bye bye."
Later in the morning as I was checking emails, a photo of Bolo appeared in the background and I hear, "Bolo! All gone. Bye bye." and Puppy blew kisses at the picture. I'm in tears just remembering it.
I was going to contact a Shar Pei rescue about possibly adopting one of their dogs, or at least introducing ourselves to them. But I don't think I'm ready yet.
Boy I could really use a nose kiss right now.