Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Southern California
I remember seeing your photos of Geets. He was such a handsome gentleman! My cat has kidney disease as well and I know her time will have to come someday, so I understand a bit of your pain.
I lost my heart, my German Shepherd, in 2010. I still have not gotten back to a place where I can get a dog again. But I have all of her collar-tags on my keychain, and it really comforts me. So, I can understand when some people say that you should not get a new pet soon after yours dies. I'm still not ready for another dog, so my old cat Wintressia gets all my love these days (she grew up with the dog and loved her too.)
However - our ability to love doesn't die with the pets who receive that love. So I think all that love is just waiting there, still generating inside of us, just waiting to be given to a new pet. If a person feels like they're ready (and not just desperately trying to "replace" a pet, which we all know can't happen), then I think it's never "too soon" to get a new pet. I think our beloved pets who have died would not want that love to go to waste!
It never gets any easier - the pain never really goes away like sad 80s love songs would like you to believe. But each one of our buddies has contributed to making us into the people we are today - and that part of them is still alive in us! :} (I know that's cheesy, but I stand by it!)
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