I am very sorry to hear you lost your loved one. I have had many dogs in my life and that is never easy and I miss them all.
my condolences for Hope.
I am standing on the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails in the morning breeeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch her until she is only a speck of white cloud where the sea and sky meet and mingle with each other. Then someone at my side exclaims, "She is gone."
Gone where? Gone from my sight, that's all. She is just as large in hull and mast and spar as she was when she left my side, and just as able to bear her load of freight. Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "She is gone," there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "There she comes!"
Travel well, friend.