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Old 08-21-08, 12:46 PM   #26
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I have a question for all pet owners... Do you think it is best to immediately get another animal once a pet passes away to heal the pain faster? I've heard that this allows the person to give that love to the new pet and not ponder AS MUCH on the lost pet. What do you all think?
Twelve years ago I put down our corgi and couldn't bear the idea of another dog right away. It was 9 mos. before we got another.

A couple years later we got a second dog and the two were best friends for 7 years. The second dog developed GME (Google is your friend) suddenly and we had to put him down. My husband and the first dog were so depressed -- the dog looked for her friend before she'd eat -- broke our hearts. So we got another puppy about 2-3 weeks later.

So that first dog developed inoperable cancer last year and after we could compose ourselves we reserved a puppy in advance, while the first dog was still alive, because I knew I needed another pup to fill the void in my heart that dog was going to leave...and to keep the youngest dog company.

So...I'm a convert to the get another pet right away club.
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