I'm still just so shocked. It hurts inside. I only knew Shannon on the Pets forum, where she was the resident expert. I remember her posting once that I was her favorite 'convert'. I first came to the Pets forum talking up Science Diet (which is all I learned about in vet tech school), and she challenged me to think differently about animal nutrition. Eventually I even got to the point I was feeding my dog whole rabbits and my cats whole rats.
I think I made her proud. She had to put me in my place once or twice when I'd start talking about something I didn't quite understand, but I was cocky because I was a vet tech student and I learned things a certain way in school, but Shannon had many, many years hands-on experience as a vet tech and knew better than me.
I'm so sad for her family. Little Molly and little Isla won't have her to lean on. Poor Steve losing his partner. And Havoc and Bedlam have lost their master.
It's just too much.