I was very touched by all the kind comments. Thank you all very much. After a few days I am now able to talk about Inky without going to pieces BUT we both are still doing habit things - thinking he will be at the door, or needing feeding. A matter of us retraining ourselves.
Unfortunately that was followed closely by finding out that one of the older members of my P & Q Group died yesterday. Marie was a special lady and I will miss her friendship.
A little progress has been made sewing the feathers for the Jewelled Bird. It appears to be puckering the fabric a bit but all the gold fabric around the outside will later be cut away so may not show so badly.
Every few days I am picking a small number of blueberries, off 2 small bushes, so might buy another couple since they have proved to be happy growing where they are planted.
I'm not exactly sure how high an elephants eye is ( depends where he is holding his head )but our corn is high and ready and juicy and yummy! ( Forgot to get a picture - still can and will show another day.)