No, you can't! You might as well face it. We said we'd wait for a long time after we lost our Haley in June of 2010; and ended up with Widget in September! You will never replace the baby you lost, but you sure can love another! And another little fuzzy face staring sweetly at you will make you feel tons better. My deepest condolences about Finny; and congrats on the new little bundle of joy! :)
What a beautiful black and white photo.....a true treasure in your heart! i lost mine, Missy, last spring as she lost her battle to DM. She was the best hearing ear service dog for 12 years. Congrats on your new member of family - JOY!