No one can ever tell you what is too soon, or what the timing should be. That's different for each of us, and there is never anything uniform about it. Go to meet the pup. Perhaps you will see the sign you need then. One thing's for sure; when you do adopt, whether it's this week or next year, you will find that Toccoa still lives within your heart, in the spot that was hers from the beginning. Your hearts will grow to make room for the newcomer. I've always said that it's possible to mourn the loss of one best friend while falling head-over-heel in love with another. I just think it's marvelous that you're even considering this now. There are so many dogs in need of loving forever homes. So go see that new pup. Open your heart and your mind, and I believe you will receive a clear sign from Toccoa. I'm sure she thinks it's a crying shame that such good doggy parents are missing that special love that only her kind can give you. ;-) You and your husband, your Angel Toccoa, and your future best friend are all in my thoughts and prayers.
My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)
"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley
BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery