Today is The Guy's birthday. I sent him a text wishing him a happy birthday for what it's worth. No reply, naturally.
The Guy's dog, a beautiful dog, who I knew from when he was young, and he only trusted me to pet sit him died recently of a brain tumor. We think that's what our dog had, but didn't go through with the treatment. Anyways, I have heard/discovered/received cards from friends who send cards when their pets die, so I sent one to The Guy. I got a nice Facebook message from The Guy's partner saying how touching the card was. At least someone has decency to reply. I appreciated a response from him. I just said our dog had experienced the same thing, and it was tough for us.