It's so hard to lose a faithful companion dog or cat. Been there, done that.
You think you'll never ever ever recover.
My husband took me to bring Katie home within two days of losing Emily, my 15 yr old Llasa Apso in 2005. I was so grief stricken. I felt so nutty. Ridiculous. I was in bed for whole day, not like me. I could not function.
It is amazing how much comfort a puppy brings into your life. You can hardly be sad when this little bundle is licking your face!
Now several years later, I've come to see that Katie is much like Emily, and Bear (a Shih Tzu who died 2 yrs before Emily).
Here's why: given that Katie is the same breed, with certain tendencies built in, and I am exactly the same...the new dog turns out the same! You imprint your personality on a dog, and if it's the same breed in particular, your personality imprinting gets similar results.
Anyway, Katie is like Emily & Bear rolled into one fur coat!
I am sorry for your familiarity's loss! Tell them to get another Yorkie asap. It is God's Gift to us!
Katie, laying in the french drain with the old Saint Bernard! Keepin' cool in summer! She was only 8 months old, already adopted by the Saint, Uncle Harley! (he had his summer shave!)