God Love You Nance!!! It will be like that for awhile!!! I would just walk into the room and go ahead and say what you will! Tud will hear you and probably mumble if I picture him correctly. Just know that he is with you always. Hugs to you and the pups.
Oh it is hard, I know.
After two years, I still find myself wanting to walk in the other room and share a joke or a comment. It does get...well not easy... but not as painful.
You know that you can talk to us if you want. And go ahead and talk to Tud. Just picture him smiling down on you in answer.
Go ahead and talk to him, Nance. And talk to the dogs, too. I laugh and chat with my dogs all the time. People might think I'm ready for the nut house, but hey; it works for me and they don't disagree or talk back. Well at least not most of the time, anyway!