I am adopting a 4 year old tomorrow.
Its been nearly 3 years since I had to put my 15yo baby mini foxi to sleep through sickness. As you all know/could imagine, this is heartbreaking. I vowed to not have another dog as noone could ever match her, and I worried I could never love another dog ever as much as I did her.
Over the last 6 months, I have come to know that I desperately need some company once i am living alone. I love dogs and have almost always had one in my life.
I know I am doing the right thing getting another dog, I am saving it from the pound, and giving it a happier life than the owner can give now (by their own admission).
How do I stop the guilt though? How do I stop feeling like I am replacing my last dame? How do I stop feeling like I am betraying her memory?