Cindy - I lost both of my previous pets within 3 months. They were not that close in age but were not young animals. One we knew had limited time. The other had cancer and we did not know. When they did exploratory surgery, found the cancer, called to see if we wanted to wake him up to say goodbye, I was devastated and said no, put him to sleep. I think losing both so close hit me very hard. But it was worse not having any animals, so I started going to the humane shelter and found a dog, and then 3 months later decided on another cat. It really helped me. We keep our pets until they leave us, so they are like our children. Most of our pets we've had at least 10 years. Some much longer. My favorite cat we had 19 years. I got her as a kitten. She has a very big place in my heart and my extended family's heart.
I have come to the conclusion that I will always have a pet. Life is so much better with a pet companion. And I have a husband still with me and 3 kids, grandchildren, and lots of friends. But a pet is in a totally different category. They are earth Angels. That's what I call them.
I think you should consider getting another Earth Angel.