Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel
I talked with the family tonight about the whole getting another dog process. I almost feel like it would be a betrayal to get another so soon, but at the same time, it would help to ease the pain a bit. Either way, we're at least going to go and look on Monday.
It may take you and your family some time -- it's okay to grieve.
But just like you didn't want him to suffer, I'm sure he wouldn't want you and your family to suffer. You're not disrespecting him or his memory. On the contrary, you're acknowledging that he played a huge role in your life, and that his absence leaves a huge emotional void. You loved him tremendously, and now that he's gone, it's okay to share your love with a new pet.