I feel exactly the same way, only 3 months have passed by since my dear good husband passed away, and still feels as if he was at home. You are lucky you have a daughter, and can have dogs. I live in an apartment building and they don't allow pets. Someone in Congress should do something about this law against pets. There should be a law that no one can deny others the right to have a pet. I feel so lonesome, so sad, so misserable, and I know I will feel a lot better with the company of a cute dog, those animals are adorable, and they help people. A dog would have helped my husband to feel a lot better when he was fighting the cancer. What is Ironic is that there are so many people who hate dogs, but when something happens to one of their love ones and cannot find them, they used the dogs to look for their love ones, right? How nice. This should be not allowed, everyone should be allowed to have dogs if they wish. Some people tell me that I should move to a building where dogs are allowed. There are not too many, and it is very easy to say it than do it. At this stage in life it is not easy to be moving. The ones moving should be those who hate animals.