Do you get a new dog after you loose your old friend?

@dbhattji (2506)
India
June 19, 2007 3:49am CST
My dog died last year, I cried a lot and now I don't have the heart to get a new one. Have you ever felt the loss of such good friends and how do you cope with it? Will getting a new one help to forget the old friend?
3 responses
@Calais (10898)
• Australia
9 Jul 07
thats entirely up you, if you feel like you need to get another dog then get one, there is no rule about what you should do in this situation. Go with your heart.
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19 Jun 07
i lost two cats last year one was the dad of my two kittens he went missing before his babys were born that broke my heart i searched for him for weeks. and then one of his kittens the only one that was so much like her dad became ill at just 4.5 months old, just before christmas they night before christmas eve i had to have her put to sleep her kidney was dyeing and she was in alot of pain and distress it was awful. i was gutted over what had happened but i had to pull threw for my son and my other cats still needed me so i turned all of my attention and love towards them i still have my two older cats and the two kittens. but they are all so different they all have there own little character. i beleive you could never replace your much loved animal that has past but you can bring another into your life and heart.
@dbhattji (2506)
• India
22 Jun 07
All that is left is sweet memories of our little friends and how they enriched our lives. i feel that my dog did make a vast difference in my life. Thanks fo rsharing your experience.
@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
19 Jun 07
You don't ever want to 'forget' your old friend! But you can make room in your heart for a new one! I would urge you to go to your local animal shelter or SPCA and see what dogs they have available that desperately need a good home and the love you can provide! If there is a specific breed you want, there are many breed specific organizations. There is often a fee, but the dogs usually are current on their shots and have been spayed/neutered already.
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@dbhattji (2506)
• India
19 Jun 07
Yes I agree,I don't want to forget my old friend perhaps as you suggest getting a new one will make the pain of loss easier. My brother has just got a dachshund hound, when I play with him I call him using my dog's name.