I read all of what you said about losing Sophia. I just lost my 1 yr old Buffy (Buff Orpington) tonight.
I got home from work & my daughter & husband said she was listless & acting slow at drinking & walking. When hubby went to put the usual 4 away, Buffy was missing, he found her leaned against the shed dead.
My heart is saddened as she was my favorite. Followed me everywhere. Loved to be petted. I'll miss her greatly & I am like you. Why did she die so young? :(