hi sera, ive been thinking the same thing lately, and theres no doubt about it chi's are much happier with another chi around. maybe now isnt the best time for you but i wouldnt dismiss the idea alltogether. we had our chi pip for 5 or 6 years before we got lattie. for the first few days he tried to kill her! but soon enough he fell in love with her. when she died of epilepsy 6 years later he aged very qyickly. dogs like to have dog companions no matter how much they love you.we'll get a mate for lillo sometime just deciding when the time is right is important. we took him yesterday to visit the breeders and watching him go mad crying and licking to death his sister made me decide we must get another soon.