Joyce, that was so sweet. Himself says it is up to me. I think he would be fine if we had 10 dogs. I just am so dad gummed practical. I said "How will it affect Rosie?" and he said "she wouldn't care, she is just the same no matter what". I said "It is so expensive with the food and upkeep" and he said "What else do we have to do with our money?" and I said "I am so old, what if a new dog outlives me? Who will take care of it?" and he said "You won't have to worry about that."
I think he is really encouraging me to get another one. I really don't feel that it would be disloyal to Flossie, but she was the best and it will be hard not to compare. I am going to wait and see if one just "appears". Sometimes that happens.
Thanks for your words of wisdom.
I have expanded my skills. I can now forget what I am doing while I am still doing it.