I really really needed all that love Saturday night/Sunday morning/whenever the hell that was. I'm still reeling over the loss of our sweet tortoise girl, but all your comments meant so much. Today was my first day at home alone without her and it was hard. I never realized just how many times a day she popped into my head until she wasn't here. "Oh, I should take her out to roam around" and "I should toss her these veggie scraps" and "She'd love this over-ripe tomato". I found her bag of tofu in the fridge and cried as I threw it out. Yeah, still kind of a mess. It's been less than 48 hours though. LordSparrow cleaned and rearranged the pet room after work today. It's already helping, actually. I kept looking in there all day expecting to see her in her tank, being disappointed over and over again. I'm just so much more affected by this than I ever thought I would be.