These pictures kind of say it all. My 10-year-old niece, Maisy spent the night last night. Her heart is still healing over the loss of Timmie because she loved him so much! She bought a necklace with her own money that has a heart shaped locket and a pendant that says, Best Friends. I gave her one of Timmie's ID's from his collar that is shaped like a dog bone and she put it on the necklace. She had previously gone over and planted flowers on Timmie's grave. Timmie loved her at least as much as she loved him. Alvin has been a good source of healing for her and last night was her first night back since we all lost Timmie. As you can see from the pictures, Maisy and Alvin have their own little world, with their own communication. It's not a world for us grown ups to understand but always seems unique to kids and dogs. Originally, Alvin was supposed to sleep in the dog bed because it is his bed but Maddie, the cat is the boss of everyone and took it over. There is no arguing with Maddie but Alvin would give up his dog bed to a mouse. Alvin stayed all night with Maisy and only got his bed back when Maddie decided to sleep on Maisy's pillow next to her head. All my pets just love Maisy!