Moving on from the loss of your first four legged babe is near impossible. The pain you feel the day you say Goodbye is unmeasurable. I don't believe we ever completely "get over it", no other pet will fill those paws. It's normal to feel like you are cheating, or moving on too fast when beginning your new puppy search.
See here's the thing, your first pup taught you so much! Taught you how to be patient, taught you to love something more than yourself, taught you what it meant to care for something that 100%, completely relied on you to live.
You gave them everything you had, weather it was a belly rub, or a new collar. And in turn, they gave you everything they had. You did everything right. I don't even know you, but you did. You loved them as hard as your could. They knew it too, I know you've been told 1000 times, but your dog knew you loved them. I believe that our first dogs are put in our lives to help us grow into the best versions of ourselves. They change your view of the whole world, because they are your world. Weather you have children or not, the love shared between you and your dog is something indescribable. It's irrational, it's big.
But that new puppy, they are put in your life for a different reason. They are here to mend your heart. They help you open up and love again. They teach you that it is okay to get attached to something else. You are able to give them an amazing life because that first love taught you how. Is there a Rainbow Bridge? I don't know, I can only hope. But what I do know is that the bond you have with your second puppy, is just as big and full of love as your first. Enjoy it, and don't let the loss of your first loom over this new relationship. This new puppy needs you, and you need them.
In Memory of Miss. Kitta- 04/25/2021