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What's one more??
Hubby and I initially agreed to wait until Chi-Chi turned 3 but after crunching the numbers and working out the time commitment, we are looking to add to our family late this year. The new plan is to place a deposit on a litter (yes, another Hav) in November and bring a puppy home around the time Hubby fully retires in January 2018 (Chi Chi turns 2 in November). Things we have considered: additional cost for food, training, vet visits, pet insurance, grooming. We may have to scale back on travel budget but I'm ok with that.
What concerns us most is how Chi-Chi will take the news! She's a little spoiled to say the least. Also, aside from my cousin's Shih tzu that she sees maybe 3 times per year, she has never played with another small dog. All the dogs in her puppy kindergarten were big. There are a few small dogs at our training facility but we don't really socialize, just train. Is there something we can do to prepare her? Or do we just show up with this puppy and say "Look what we bought you!"?
I'm excited, but also a bit nervous, so thanks in advance for any advice.