Hello. We have two collies, one an aging fella (12.5 years now) called Jasper and a 4.5 year old girl, Bluebell. We've had Jasp twelve years and Bluebell nearly two and got both from a Collie Rescue, many years apart. Bluebell had suffered serious neglect and it took us many months to draw her out from the tightest corners of the room she'd squeeze herself away into and make her comfortable. But what do you know, she's now a sassy, perky, bright and very smart dog always wanting affection but she still takes so many of her cues from her good ol' pal Jasper. It's like synchronized swimmers, they'll lie together in almost mirror positions, they'll both do unified circles as they scuff their beds ready to sleep at night and glance out the window and invariably they'll be strolling along shoulder to shoulder; she just dotes on him even as his movement steadily deteriorates. So the question is this; sadly I have to guesstimate that Jasp has months (hopefully a good few) rather than years left on the clock and his departure will leave a chasm for us but maybe an even huger void for Bluebell. And we intend to fill that void because both dogs have got so much out of being together. So we plan to get another Collie but the question is should that come in due course after our old friend crosses the bridge or might it be best to get another sooner and have a threesome for a while so the eventual dark day maybe just a bit easier for us and especially for Bluebell? Anybody who has been through this and did similar or who just has a view, we'd welcome the input??