After losing a pet, how long do you wait to get another?
Find a Conversation
|Fri, 08-17-2012 - 12:25pm|
My husband and I have never agreed on this. When your pet dies, do you wait, and how long, before getting another one?
I have two friends who recently lost dogs, and both of them, within a week, had new ones. One got a puppy, and the other got a rescue dog about a year old. I am inclined to do the same thing because I don't like being without a pet, and having a new one makes it easier to get over losing one. It would be different, maybe, if I had two dogs instead of one.
My husband, on the other hand, thinks it's disrespectful of the pet to 'replace' it. I tried to tell him that getting a new pet doesn't lessen the love we had for the old one, but he doesn't feel that way. Once, after our 13-year old cat died, I took a cat that had been living on the golf course. He had already been fond of this cat because she used to follow him around, but once I got her home, it took him almost a year to really warm up to her.
This isn't an issue right now, but I know it will be again sometime becasue our pets are getting on.
Anyone else ever been in this situation, and how do you deal with it?