Oh Steve, yours too... I'm so sorry. We also said the same thing three times when we lost dogs and the last time was the only time we stuck to it, mainly because our daughter had moved to Australia by then and we hated putting dogs into kennels for extended holidays. I honestly think the years of joy and companionship outweigh the sorrow at losing them... worth every tear. Every dog is different, so it's not like 'replacing'... more like bringing back the good memories and making new ones. Having said that, I definitely can't go back to having a dog again now that I'm on my own. There are still times when I just couldn't do it and the guilt would be awful. Meanwhile, I kidnap my son's bonkers cockerpoo and get my doggy fix that waywakk44;n22368 said:Really sorry to hear your sad news,I know what you are going through.We lost our much loved 14 year old Kerry Blue terrier Ky 2 weeks ago.
We said the same thing at the time,that's it we're not going through that grief again but the house does seem a bit quiet and empty without him.