Hello Mias Momma, thank you also for taking time out to write. I am so sorry for the loss of Mia.
I have thought about getting a new dog but I'm nowhere near ready mentally to go ahead. Everybody is different I know & I've always had dogs but for some reason Max was my special boy & at the moment no other dog could take his place & I just couldn't give it the love it deserves. This is what worries me, I feel like I will never get through this loss I feel so different this time..
Maybe I'm not at the acceptance stage yet, it certainly doesn't feel like it & maybe it's going to take longer this time because of circumstances prolonging the pain (i lost my mum & my dad is very ill). Max was my little rock of normality through all this, always there for cuddles tears ,& laughter.
I hope you have many years of joy with your adorable new puppy & your existing family of dogs.
I understand that completely. Mia was my special girl. She wasn’t just my pet, or even just a family member... she was my furry soul mate. I miss her SO much and still struggle with being without her. I’ve accepted that I’ll never find another one just like her. Getting the new pup was for all of us... for my husband and I and for the other dogs. The first couple of weeks after losing Mia were excruciating. There were times when I truly didn’t think I was going to get through it. The overwhelming guilt, regret and pain was unbearable. When I was finally able to get out of bed again, I knew we needed to change the sad energy in the house.
I’ll always have room in my home and my heart for more dogs. And Lord knows that there are so many of them out there that need good homes. Our new pup has been a tremendous help for our broken hearts and definitely good for some laughs. But I know that I’ve had my “once in a lifetime” dog and now she’s gone. I’m still learning to accept that my time with her is over.
You’re absolutely right. Everyone is different and you’ll know when the time is right for YOU to bring a new pup into your home. xoxo