- She's not to going to be young forever; and Reilly won't be calendar-wise young, either—although she'll always be young, even when she's a senior puppy.
- She needs to make more of an effort to be a better "Momma" to Reilly, and she needs to nonetheless be fair to herself even when others aren't fair to her—lucky (or rather, in many ways, unlucky) them to simply be able to try minimize and dismiss (and thus lack empathy and quite a bit of understanding of suffering, including in regard to) what often gets in the way of her functioning at her minimal best as a person at all, let alone as a good "Momma" to Reilly.
- She needs to be a better "Momma" partly by trying to spend more time with Reilly.
- She needs to learn to be better at being as patient¹ and calm as she can be, including with Reilly.
¹Including re waiting for a certain answer.