Wow, so much has transpired this past week. Finally got my head around doing the puppy thing again thanks to all the support and advice here. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little scared, but I know I can handle it. A lot had to do with finding a breeder i was really comfortable with and I just talked to one in Ohio who is a vet tech, shows, and was actually planning to show this little girl, but due to some family circumstances decided the timing wasn't right, so she has only been up for sale for a couple of days. She is gorgeous, healthy, has has ALL the appropriate testing as have her parents (she tests ALL her dogs regularly), and I just absolutely love her coloring. She looks like her momma, and her momma is beautiful too. I am hoping to meet her this weekend, maybe even tomorrow. She's a good drive, maybe 3 hours one way, so I may have to make a second trip back to pick her up on another day if we decide it's a good match, but I'll tell ya, I fell in love with her picture, and there very few puppy pictures I looked at of potential candidates where I went "wow." She is a major wow for me. Nothing for sure yet, since I haven't met her and there needs to be a love connection, but I have a real good feeling about it and I love the breeder, she was really very forthcoming and a wealth of information.
Wish me luck! I will post updates and probably be on here at 3 AM crying when she's kept me up all nite looking for reassurance I did the right thing - LOL!