My husband and I recently lost our cat to cancer and since his passing our house is very lonely. We have been discussing the idea of adopting a new cat or possibly two, but we can’t seem to make a decision. Even though we miss our pet dearly, we are not sure if now is the right time to bring an animal into our home. We are trying to start a family, so it may not ideal for our near future. We have discussed the fact that it has only been 3 weeks since he died. Is that too soon? How soon do you bring another pet into your home? I wish we had the answer.

On one hand, we think of all of the wonderful times we had with our pets in the past, and say of course we should get another one. But then we think, was this a sign? It is such a dilemma. All of our friends that have small children tell us that after they had their kids, they completely forgot about their pets. If this is the case, should we just hold out? I’m sure that juggling a newborn, a career, a husband, and a pet will not be easy. So until further notice, the thought of getting a new pet is on hold.

We are struggling with this decision and would love some feedback. Have any of you been through a similar situation? Please give us advice!