I have said on here many times that my animals are very comforting to me 3 dogs 3 cats and they are in tune with how I feel. I have an Aussie as well and she is a wonderful dog she is 12 and she is turning pretty gray. She has cancer and I dont know what I will do with out her.Aussie will always be special to me. I met a lady and her dog had Aussie Pups back in October When Lucy passes on I will get another one I just dont think its a good time to bring a puppy into the house and stress out an already sick dog.
I too don't know what I would do without my 2 furkids. Ellie(Yorkie) & Brie(Maltese Mix) are my babies. I talk to them and they listen. When I'm not feeling well they know it and act as if they are trying to be quiet and not bother me. No matter how many naps I take, they are right there beside me.
Now that my children are grown and gone these 2 brighten up my day! My husband also enjoys them when he gets home from work. He always looks forward to them running to the door to greet him. They truly are part of the family.
Never regret something that made you smile!