Good Morning To You~Oh what a beautiful day it is! I am beyond excited, I am over the moon excited! Today is the day, hubby and I go on an adventure-driving to an area we haven't been to before to meet our, hopefully, new little furbaby. I will say that the adoption is just about done, except for the meeting him and bringing him home. There is always the possibility that something could change when we get there but what can I say, he already has our hearts. When I began emailing the breeder, I had never bought a puppy this way and was really unsure. Just this week, I've talked to at least three people, two of whom are very close friends, who did the exact same thing-with no negative issues involved. Ever since our sweet Reggie started having seizures last July, I began to pray for our new puppy. I , obsessive personality that I can have, began searching the Internet for the perfect breed for us. It has been at least 25 yrs since we had a puppy, the last one was an Akita mix who was a very smart dog but needed to be on a working ranch. We had him for 9 mos until the situation clearly showed that we were not his forever home. When we adopt dogs, we adopt them for life but the one above was not meant for our family. From that time on, we rescued adult dogs, all females except Reggie. Loved each and every one of them-most were shepherd mixes, one border collie, medium size and they all lived into their teen years. Sadie was our smallest amongst our rescues-she looked like a lab-corgi mix but had shepherd in her as well as basset or beagle, she would talk to us. She was my heart dog and it was so hard when she got sick. Today we begin a new story, with a new little guy. We have some names floating around in our heads but won't choose one until we see him.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for this new journey. I'm praying he is perfectly healthy and settles in nicely. He couldn't have a better home! I've already read several "how to" books on puppies and bought a Bichon magazine the other day. Next I'll buy a book on the breed because from what I've been told, there are specific ways to handle them as far as training.
I will be posting pics this weekend......so hang onto your hat! Here we go.