Originally Posted by Calmwaters
Yep it is hard its been 4 years and I would love to have another shephard but I just can't do it still I am afraid I would constantly be comparing the new one to him and that would not be fair.
Hun right before 9/11 my Snoopy passed at age 10 due to heart failure. When hubby & I got married he always wanted to get me a dog cause he knows how much I love them and I kept telling him I'd divorce him if he did and that Snoopy was SO SMART no other dog could ever compete.
Then in 2005 my friends cat passed so we went to the local shelter in CO to get her a new kitty....as I waited on her I walked around and somehow winded up in the dog section, that's where Maxx found me, the worlds sweetest cuddle bug who was fully ball obsessed and I brought him home w/out even asking my hubby
I never compared them 2, even thou that was always my greatest fear that I would compare any other dog with Snoopy.
6 weeks ago this Sun Maxx had to go over the rainbow because he was very very sick and I had to let him go, he was only 7 yrs and it about killed me, I still cry to this day.
A long magical story (I'll spare you this one) lead me to now have a Border Collie almost 6 months old in my house and he's such a sweetheart.
These are the 3 love's of my life and I never, despite my fears, compared one to the other and each of them are very awesome in their own ways. I fully understand your fears, been there & done that more then once, but trust me hun its not going to be like this and a new dog will bring a LOT laughter and joy to your home and your heart