When my Border Collie, Mocca, passed away – I was already lined up for a puppy on the way. So that decision was made long before. When my Irish Setter, Molly, passed away, I had Mocca, and felt no need for another at the time. When Cosmo died, I just stopped wanting to have any more pets. We had been through enough in the year & a half previously with losing 3 beloved pets. I’m still not healed, and grieve for Cosmo more often than not. Surely it’s lessened, but the time just doesn’t feel right.
Part of me is afraid we will just be trying to “replace” Cosmo. Is that what we want? Or do we just want Cosmo back? Will another Bengal be like he was? Or will we get something else entirely? When we added Cosmo to the group of 3 other cats, it was MONTHS before everybody got along (mostly), and even longer for Cosmo and our new puppy to work out a deal. I am not sure I am up for that again right now. We’ve been through too much. I think in time I will be ready, but not right now. We probably will get another Bengal, because he was just the most amazing cat and we would hope that is part of the breed.
When did you know it was right to add another pet?