Nero is the first dog I ever had and I can't really remember anymore what it felt like not having him by my side... but it must have been a very sad existence. He is 5 now and no puppy anymore. Recently it hit me that I may have another 5 - 10 years with him. That's all! And that's if I'm lucky. The thought of him not being there anymore or me owning another dog feels... strange... and sits very uncomfortably.
How did you feel about your first dog? Did you ever get over it? Really over it I mean?