I'm glad that you're seeing some adjustment. I never know how long my critters will mourn, or simply feel strange about the change, when we lost a pet.
Sometimes, they don't miss a beat. Other times, it takes some time for them to adjust.
That's a good suggestion. Anything distracting can't hurt.
You're right about the right dog. I hope that when you find him/her, that they are perfect for you and the whole family.
Please keep us posted on Arwen, and any new critters that come onto your radar!
Love All Life, Thank You For Posting! :)