omg so adorable! what a face and personality! I really miss my jack russell terrier Jake who passed at 16 3 months ago but that's why i got the Betta fish as we will be travelling and my adult daughter has moved in so she can mind the fish/snail if we take small trips. With a dog, it's not as easy. But yes one day when we've finally fully retired etc and are ready to go away less, only then will I adopt another little rescue doggie. Dogs bring so much joy to our lives!
I am so sorry for the loss of your dog. Pets are family and it's so hard to be without them. Pepper is just turning 4 so I hope for many more happy years with my little lady. In your previous post you mentioned your dog's name is Pepper and it's kind of a funny story why I named my dog Pepper.
She was a goofy girl and super nervous the first night she came home with me. My boyfriend made a plate of hot buffalo wings and put them on our kitchen table as usual. Next thing I know I glance over at the table and literally all 12 of the buffalo wings were gone. I still to this day have no idea how the little stinker managed to even get herself up onto the table or WHY she would ever enjoy the taste of buffalo but she will still try to lick buffalo sauce off of plates which is how she came to be known as Pepper because she is a spicy lil doggo. LOL. (Thankfully she is totally fine but still a buffalo loving weirdo.)
Dogs certainly do bring lot's of joy to our lives.