You may think this is a crazy solution, but have you considered getting a puppy? I was a cat person growing up, and when I was 22 I got a kitten with whom I developed a very special bond. When he died at 14 I was inconsolable, even though I had several other cats plus by that time I had three children. After seven months I still could not shake the feeling of loneliness and depression. I needed to have another relationship like the one I'd had with my special cat. Then I got a puppy, and joy returned to my life. That was 28 years ago, and since then I have been a dog person. Four months ago I lost my beloved dachshund, and am planning to get another dachshund puppy in a few weeks. I'm 64, so a puppy will be more of a challenge than when I was younger, but I need a special animal in my life. It's just a suggestion, but I think you might consider a little dog. -Dachsiemom
Moira - remembering Brandon
"Better lo'ed ye canna be. Will ye no' come back again?"