... I loaded the dishwasher and swept and mopped the kitchen floor without the assistance of a labrador's head in my way at all times.
... Linus used the back door to get in and out of the house, and was able to hang out in the back garden with Milo.
... I drove somewhere with quiet dogs in the back of the car.
... I left a bowl of food on the arm of the sofa while I fetched a drink of water.
... I got to sit on the back step with Cody under one arm and Milo under the other and everyone was quiet and peaceful.
Even so, it's a sad day.