Janet, I know what you mean. Unfortunately, I do not have anyone to take Angel if anything happens to us. I am 61. Hubby didn't want aymore dogs because of our age. I understand that, but I am not going to live my life expecting to die at a specific age! Things can happen at any age! And yes, the older you get, the higher the odds!
All of my children have big dogs. My daughter does have a chi along with her basset hound, but, Angel doesn't really get along with her chi. (even though they have only met once!) But, I love dogs! They are such great companions! I can't imagine being without one! I could change my mind in the future, but right now, I don't think he will outlive me! hahaha.
Well, now hubby keeps talking about a "playmate" for Angel! Angel is doing just fine with his golden retreiver playmate - Susie! AKA his sister! They play together well, only the cat doesn't. She hides upstairs!
In all, you are too young to worry about you dying before your chi. Just relax and enjoy him! Time goes by to quickly.