So after taking in all of the awesome advice an input from all of you, I have decided to make a change in my plans to get a Havanese puppy. As some of you may know, I was planning on getting one this Summer 2010... but after thinking about it long and hard and wanting the absolute best life for my puppy - I have decided to wait longer.
I realized that after I had decided that I wanted a Havanese, all I really thought about was everything I could do to make him/her happy and give them a perfect life. I really didn't think about all the other things I wanted to do that would make ME happy. However, thanks to all of the advice I now realize that there are other things I want to accomplish before I embark on this very important endeavor of getting a Havanese pup.
I have talked with my boyfriend about it, and we have now turned our pup fund into a vacation fund. We will hopefully be vacationing in Europe within the next 18 months, and I'm so excited! Hopefully after that time has passed, my work schedule will be more flexible so that I can work a bit from home and spend much needed time with my puppy. This was a very hard decision to make, as a Havanese is all I thought I wanted. I just don't know if I'll be able to give them the life they deserve right now with my schedule, and with my other desires. Anyway, the good thing is that I think I'm making the right choice even though I'm going to have to delay something I want terribly bad. Oh well, it'll just give me even more time to learn about this special breed. I'll still be hanging around here, if that's alright... just to keep asking questions and absorbing information.
Sorry for the long post... thanks for everything by the way!