So far, Summer seems to be her usual playful self, but DH noticed tonight that Pumpkin seems to be withdrawing some. DH spent some time petting her and telling her that we love her and that we love her brother too. We're going to make sure to give her some extra attention over the next few days.
I'm really glad we got Summer from my mom and grandmother back in April when we did. Pumpkin's generally quiet enough that the house would have seemed way too quiet if we were just left with her. But because Summer was already part of the family before we lost Kechara, she doesn't feel like an attempt to replace him. Sometimes I'm ok, and sometimes I just want to cry. Anytime I let myself really stop and think about him, I cry. I'm able to think about the good times with him, but they still make me cry at this point. I know it will get better, but I'm not there yet.
On a happier note, I'm thrilled for K and her rising beta!!