Well, in just a few short hours, we will all be standing around sharing memories of our beloved Louanne. There is such a hole in our lives right now, as I find every one of us who knew her wanting to talk to HER about what we are feeling right now. I want you all to know that her furbabies are well taken care of, and I want you all to know how much she loved you all. There was never a furchild she didn't adore, and so anyone who loved a furbaby was a kindred spirit and anyone who loved Christmas was also a kindred spirit. She and I shared a holiday we called "Christween." It began with her birthday in September and ended at the end of December. It was our favorite time of year. I only regret that life got in the way this past year, and I did not send my usual Christween card. I know she forgave me. There are so many memories and thoughts I have...I had no clue my sister's bridal shower would be the last time I ever saw her again. But with true Louanne style, she gave me a big hug and told me she loved me, as she did every time. So I feel good knowing she died knowing how much she meant to me and how much I loved her. For those who are wondering...she had not been in bad health. She had a stomach bug...a simple lousy stomach bug that probably caused her to become dehydrated. It definitely came as a shock to all of us!!! But as many have said, she is now reunited with so many who were so dear to her...I could tell so many stories of her furbabies. But alas! For now, I must go and organize my thoughts. Thank you all so much for your kind words yet once again! Many hugs!