While I'm dealing with Jake's pending parting I need to think of Sweet Caroline and Jaxs future.
Caroline is deeply bonded to Jake. Just today when they took him in the back for an ultrasound she was uncontrollable in distress. I'm afraid that once he passes either naturally or via euthanasia she'll die of depression. She's already old as it is and I'm not sure how she'll do without a companion.
Problem is now unlike when I had acquired Jake and later Caroline I have a 10 month old kitten named Jaxs Teller who thinks he's a dog having been raised by Sweet Caroline for the last year.
He and Jake never got along as Jake always tries/tried to eat him.
So for next time I'm looking for breeds of dog that are more cat friendly. I'm aware each dog is an individual as I was surprised Caroline took to raising him vs eating him.
I'm considering a miniature poodle or something along those lines but I'm open to any ideas.
I don't plan on getting another dog any time soon unless I see it may help sweet Caroline.