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
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