It took a little while after my Katie passed away before I could feel comfortable being around dogs. At least to the point where it wouldn't make me sad and miss her. I will probably never have my own dog again, but I am considering short fosters in the future.
For now, I can enjoy playing with furry friends in the short term by puppysitting for friends. Earlier this month, I had Gus over for a week. He is a Chiweenie-terrier mix of some sort, but he basically looks like a short, white hot dog.
He's still learning his basic commands and certainly doesn't like being told he can't do something. But besides the occasional defiant poop or pee in the house, or barking at the wind, he's very well-mannered. One of his cutest qualities is he loves to snuggle. He'll stand right up with his paws on your shoulder and nuzzle you till you give him kisses. How can you not love that?!