I'm pretty close to my maternal grandma, she passed away some time ago but I still miss her! I also miss my dog. I keep thinking of my chats with my grandma and playing with my dog like ALL the time. Imagining myself stroking my dog's fur or my grandma's sense of humor and wise advice.
I regret that I wasn't a better and more filial grand-daughter to my grandma. I should have given her more messages as she had arthritis, spent more time with her etc. My Mom especially took my grandma's passing very hard, she spent weeks crying. She doesn't cry anymore now but she still has dreams with my grandma in it.
As for having another dog, I can't anymore as I've a chronic illness that makes me unable to look after a furry animal. I feel so lost without my granny and dog!