Hello! I am getting a golden retriever this summer. I have recently moved out of my dad’s house where my heart dog is that I have had since I was nine. She is 12 years old and I have no idea how much time she has left but I’m scared. I’m scared I can’t live without her. I’m scared I can’t love another dog like I love her. I am having so much anxiety on something that hasn’t even happened yet and I feel so hopeless and sad because I don’t want her to pass. I always call her my soulmate, the love of my life, my best friend. But what happens when she is gone? Will I ever get over it? Will I love my puppy I’m getting this summer as much as her? What have you all experienced and can you offer any suggestions? I understand I need to just enjoy the life she has left but I just can’t help but think about these thoughts and I don’t know how to stop them. I barely remember life without her in it.