Oh gosh... Do you think she will be ready for another one any time soon? I know a lot of people need time to grieve and they actually feel guilty if they "replace" a deceased pet too soon. My heart hurts for her. How awful and to have had it for so long? It's like a child to her in many ways.<quoted text>
I know, I told her to try to not be sad but to think about the 16 years of joy and companionship. But that dog actually saved my dog's life. Mine was due to be put down in 2 days and when I saw the comfort that she got from her dog, I went and got this one of my own.
I'm one of those people who need another one to love right away. My critters keep me balanced. Can't imagine life without some kind of domestic pet in the house. Seriously, I can't. That's probably why I have so many NOW, and probably why they vary in age like they do. I'll never be without "critter company" as long as I can help it.