I have a wonderful question from my friend Barbara, who is owned by my dachshund buddy, Oz. She asked how long one should wait before rescuing a new dog friend after a beloved furbaby passes on.
Barbara sent along a few photos of Oz, above and below. Oz is such a handsome doxie!
Here is Oz with Barbara's son, Patrick:
Oz met Santa Claus!
This is a great question! I do not think there is any time frame. If you feel ready to adopt a new fur-friend, then you absolutely should. I am a believer, as my Momma is, that there is a thread of love with pet adoptions. You loved your pup who passed on, and you know what wonderful companionship you and your pup found together, so you want to share love again with another pup. So the love from one dog carries on to the next, and it is good.
I know that people can sometimes offer lots of opinions about this, just as they do with other pet issues. But these choices are up to the pet-person to make, in the best interest of their family and the pets. And as I see it, how can it ever be a bad thing to share a loving home with a dog who needs rescue?
We have thought about this a lot here. Momma is not ready yet to adopt a new friend after my beloved brother Barney Fife passed on last year. There will be a time, and there will be a dog who needs a rescue ... maybe a stray, or a dog who needs to be rehomed, or a dog at an animal shelter. That time hasn't arrived yet, but we will know when it is right. And that will be good too.
I hope my answer was helpful ... and Barbara, I am so happy that you adopted Oz, who is so blessed to have your family!
This is the last question that I have for my Friday blog posts, so I am looking for new blog questions to answer. They can be about dogs, pet issues, or just for fun questions. Any are welcome! Please leave any questions in the comments section below.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!