Hi Ginger's Mom,
The copy of your article hits close to home. My journey of grief and ultimately adoption after loss is documented on this forum. It has been 1 year almost to the day when I welcomed home a new little puppy after losing my companion of 12 years, Daisy. My attempts to adopt again would fail one after the next for different reasons and I finally turned to the forum for advice. My anxiety was so high and I felt I did not have a lot of support at home but the kind people on this forum calmed my fears, told me it was normal and that what I was feeling was okay. It was not smooth sailing in the beginning, nor did we bond immediately, but over time we grew together and now I have absolutely no regrets and a wonderful 1 year old companion. You are right the decision to adopt again takes a lot of thought and soul searching. Not everyone will be on the same time line but it can be a very rewarding experience to give another dog or cat a wonderful life full of love!
Lori, Daisy's Mom and now Luna's Mom