Lost my 16 year old Teddy Bear five months ago. A loss of a friend and companion. Thought I was dealing with it. But this last month I wake up in the middle of the night and am trying to find him in the bed. I do realize he isn’t there and why. I am wondering if I am crazy or what. I am old 68 and alone. I don’t have dementia. I am so lonely with him and really don’t know what to do. Have had 2 other dogs who live 12 years each. Loved them, but this one even more special. I am thinking about getting a cat because it is hard in winter to get a walk for a dog. I just don’t think I like cats. Wish I did but they aren’t a dog companion that wants to be with you and you want to be with them, a friend!!