I am very sorry about your Diva. She must have been a very special and wonderful dog. It's very understandable that you would want to try to replace her, but is sounds as if you have not yet. Years ago I had a Sheltie I was very attached to, and who was devoted to me. When he died of cancer at age 11, I was devastated with grief. In an attempt to make the pain stop, I immediately got another Sheltie puppy. This dog was very sweet. Everyone liked him and he liked everyone. But it was obvious he would never be my special dog, as the first Sheltie was. Six months later I was still longing for a soul mate, and decided to get a dachshund puppy. It was love at first sight; we bonded instantly; he was my delight for the next 15 years. All good things must end, though. He died a few weeks ago. And now I am back into grief. We do have 2 lovely cats, but they are not Brandon. In a few months I will see how I am doing. In time I hope to be ready for another special dog. Please post again to let us know how you are doing. -Moira
Moira - remembering Brandon
"Better lo'ed ye canna be. Will ye no' come back again?"