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How do people get new pets after losing one? Its been two years and I still couldn't imagine getting another dog 馃槵

Not even because I live in an apartment and am not home enough to give a pet a good life; purely because it still hurts and I am not ready. How do you replace a 14 year bond? Knew him since i was 6.
You never replace it.
You just give love to another animal.
But the bond you once had will never go away and it never can be replaced by another.
I got another bird after mine died for example. Not even a month after his passing as well, yet I did it for myself and for the other birds.
A new pal that I could give love and affection to, and someone new to brind something positive to my other bird's life after the loss of a friend.

And when I held the new bird on my hand(mr.cookie is what I call him) I could already feel he was different from my last bird. That he was anything but a replacement. That he is himself, he's not there to replace or come betweeen my love for my previous bird.
But at the same time loss or grief comes from having love for something or someone with no way to give that person/animal that love. That's how I describe what the death of a loved one feels like. Because you can no longer give that love to said person/animal. And so therefore it's even more painful
poisonouscupcake22-25, F
i think some people can handle it faster than others cos ultimately it鈥檚 just how you handle death. some of us are more accepting and willing to love many many pets even if they鈥檙e in mourning. but that being said i agree with novi, you can鈥檛 replace it but you can always emulate it with others. you鈥檒l never loose that bond or love but you can always give a good home to a new pet馃樅

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