After Gus died, we grieved so intensely that we vowed we would never go thru this again, never have another dog we had to lose.
After a few years, I began to long for a sweet dog to cuddle and love on. Doug is not a dog person, and couldn't understand this. He didn't want another dog.
As time went on, the feeling was stronger, and I told my sweet hubbie that I just felt there was another dog out there for us.....one day, we would find this dog and that would be that. He didn't want another dog, and said if I got another dog, he was getting a new gun.
Just over 3 years ago, Miss Lily found us in Louisiana, and that was that. Doug didn't want another dog, ordered a new gun when we got home.....and also fell in love with Lily.
She is the dearest, most devoted dog, and we love her madly.
Also an alpha female who has presented some parenting challenges (dog school this past spring).
I think it is a good thing to keep your heart open to another......dog lovers have so much to give to a pooch in need....and the pooches enrich our lives, giving so much in return.