I also think that the best cure against the loss and the depression which follows would be puppy. I have lived my whole live with dogs, but right now my working situation doesn´t allow to grow a puppy. Sometimes I think should I change my job therefore? It sounds for people who don´t have a dog outrages, to quit a job which is an important career step and pays well, but implies actually no puppy, because my partner and I work both at universities and I have to travel a lot. My partner could take our dog with him to his office, but also only because she was an old lady, very popular and a kind of well behaved.
I still don´t know, however I am looking for a different job, which allows me to be more at home. I guess the strong wish for a dog is more important.
Did you all get another dog straight away?