I came home from work today (yes I went in because I had a client meeting).
And the house was empty.
No barking to announce my arrival.
No wiggling mass of goo happy at my arrival home.
I'm sitting in "our" chair.
I know she'd been gone a lot in the past week but I was visiting her and calling to check up on her. So she was still driving the actions in my life.
There's no one to call, nothing to do to try and make her life easier.