hi Wintstons Mom...i wrote a new thread about "cold feet about adopting"...i went thru so many different feelings. My Munki passed away on Dec 3rd and my Daizy on Jan 2nd of last year, so i had 2 losses in one year. I have a dog Jemma now, who misses her siblings alot....and I already adopted. I chose Rosalyn, picked her up on Feb 20th........and it is never to replace the pets i lost, it was to rescue a baby that was on death row. I still grieve for my Munki now, but my heart has extended for the new love i give to my Rosalyn.
There is no time frame for when you want a new pet, you will know in your heart when the time is ready, there is no right or wrong...keep reading what Grieving Hannah wrote about the Last will & testament...(5 postings above mine).....
Cam...I like the quote at the bottom of your posts. It reminds me of this poem, one of my favorites.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.