I feel for you, I have the same thoughts and my dog is 5 years old. I can't imagine how devastated I'll be when she's gone, but I couldn't stand the gap between her death and buying another puppy. I think getting another puppy now is a good decision - your dog will educate the new pup to some degree, and that's important. Cesar Milan did the same thing, he even let his old pitbull pick the next puppy.

In the process of GYST’ing and following my intuition. Gave up a career in medicine to pursue writing, blogging, and, most of all, living.