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As some of you know we had to let our beloved lab go on Saturday. Both my wife and I have a large empty place in our hearts and our home.

Out of sheer coincidence, knowing of our current beagle Murphy but not knowing we had just lost our lab, a friend sent a note about a 1 year old female beagle he had seen in a shelter about an hour away from here.

Out of curiosity I looked her up. A few emails back and forth with the shelter and I have arranged to go see her on Saturday (the earliest I can get there). We agonized over it for a while tonight, concerned that it was too soon. But realizing that we have a lot to offer and we may be passing up the chance of a lifetime, we've decided to adopt her if things work out.

Her current name is Baby, but if we bring her home on Saturday we'll probably change it to Abby; it's cute and sounds enough like Baby to make the change easy. I thought her face and colors were adorable.

If she hasn't been adopted by then, she'll probably be our newest fur kid. Keep your fingers crossed.
 

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She looks so sweet. I understand your thoughts about getting another dog so soon. When we had to let our kitty, Miss Priss, go in February, I thought that there'd be no more cats at our house. However, I saw Serena's picture on Petfinder, and she spoke to my heart. She certainly isn't a replacement for Priss, that's not possible, but she's added new life to our home. I hope that you get this sweet girl, and that she'll add joy to your home.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss! She is adorable though, and I have a feeling she may help heal your hearts.
 

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A very pretty girl! I hope everything works out for you.
 

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Sorry to hear about your lab.

Is it too soon? Only you can answer that. But the email coming when it did... Things happen for a reason. Good luck!
 

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Hope you get Baby/Abby. It does help when one is grieving to have another animal to care for and she needs a good home.
 

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I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your precious lab. We lost our Roscoe last May. We weren't sure about getting another one too soon afterward. But our Cassie (also a lab) was almost 13 at the time and we knew Duke needed companionship and a play buddy. Cassie was very depressed after Roscoe passed and wasn't in the mood to play with a 1 y/o beagle.

It was 8 weeks later that I found Violet on Petfinder and she stole my heart. We drove 8 hrs. round trip to get her and we could not be happier. She is perfect for our house and fit in from the get-go. Most importantly, she is a playmate and friend to Duke and even Cassie has grown close to her.

I guess what I'm trying to say is not only did WE need Violet, so did Duke and Cassie and I would imagine it's the same with your Murphy. Only you can decide when the time is right, but I can tell you this much, there is no wrong time. Best of luck.
 

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She is definately a cutie! When you finally meet her you will know if it feels right or not! I agree that things happen for a reason, best of luck to you!
 

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She looks very sweet. All the best ((()))
 

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I am so sorry about your loss - it is difficult to lose a companion.

That email about Baby/Abby was not just a coincidence - I believe there is a reason behind everything.

Baby/Abby has got such a kind and wise look in her face. I hope you can get her - if at all able, don't forget to take Murphy with you to meet her or at least let them meet on neutral ground for the first time. Got a park nearby - meeting with their leashes on is good - that way you can control the situation.
 

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I am sorry for your loss, best of luck on getting a possible new addition. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
 

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Fingers are crossed for you. Hope it works out. She has a sweet face.
 
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