When Chipper (our first bagle) passed on, we give it three months before Casie came to join us. Cobi was a little lonely, but rather liked having the kingdom to himself. Casie on the other hand has ALWAYS been in a pack. From the time he was born he was in a large pack of show dogs...and never was on his own. Then he came to live with us, and has had Cobi. Is there a way to try out how Casie will react if/when Cobi is gone? (NO there is nothing wrong with Cobi, I'm just anticipating, around here beagle pups are hard to come by) Do we wait and see what Casie's reactions are? I have had two boys for so long, I can't imagine not having two...but it has to be a puppy....Casie is timid and shy and would not do well with a bigger dog. Ideas and thoughts?