Don’t you just hate it when your heart bids you to make decisions your brain cannot abide? I can count on one hand how many hours my dog has been in the ground and I’m already daydreaming about a new animal companion.
In reality it’s more complicated than that, but in essence that’s what’s going…
I adopted a cat immediately upon my previous cat’s passing, if only because my logic allowed that waiting might soothe my guilt but it wouldn’t keep a cat at the pound alive another day.
If anyone tries to make you feel bad about adopting another animal ‘so soon,’ don’t let them.
You may want to look into foster programs, as many of them will help pay for the pet food and will pay for all the medical expenses. It would allow you to show love to the animal without having to commit to expenses you can’t handle.