i lost my companion just last night ,i miss him allot ,is it wrong for me or is it selfish to be looking for another companion this soon ,not a replacement but a companion ,any thoughts or input on this is needed don't be afraid to judge me or be critical of me i need to know
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I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It's so hard to say goodbye to our best friends.

Each of us processes grief in our own way, and finds a way to heal.  For many of us, that includes welcoming a new friend into our homes and hearts.  Some people do it right away, and others have to wait for the right time to come.  There is no right or wrong.  If it feels right to you, then I say go ahead and look around to see if you find someone who really speaks to your heart.  For some, the best way to heal is to move forward as soon as possible.  As you said, a new companion will not replace the one you are missing.  It's entirely possible to grieve the loss of one friend while falling in love with another.

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




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
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Dear rrawson~
Grief is personal and there's no wrong or right way to deal with it, or a time frame to follow. As long as you feel you can love your new companion and not expect him to take the place of the one you just lost, but share your heart with your angel, then I say go for it.
Good luck and peace.
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Hi, finding another companion can help people through grief, and as you said its not a case of replacing your furbaby, its grieveing, and giving another furbaby a loving sanctuary. as other people have said, if it wont make things too raw for you and upset you then its a lovley idea. i remember shouting at my only male cat after John left, when he scratched me, saying hed never be John, im the type of person that needs space for a bit but i can understand how horrible it is to not have a companion afterwards. my other kitties have helped me alot. nothing beats a furbabies love and cuddles. xx keep strong. xx
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