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Stella La Bella

I've been reading posts and viewing pictures for a few days and I'm really impressed with the amount of information and interactivity in these forums. Thanks for being here! I'd like to introduce ourselves and our puppy Stella La Bella.

We live in Victoria, British Columbia. I am an almost retired web developer who works at home and my partner is a high school science teacher. We started talking about getting a dog two years ago. We got hooked on Cesear Milan, bought all the books and mags and videos and puppy sat for all our friends dogs. But it's been a difficult couple of years. My mom, who lived 3,000 miles away, was sick. I never knew when I was going to be catching the next plane out of here. Then her sister died in December, Mom died in April and her brother, my favourite uncle, died a month ago. I'm still not over all the sadness and jet lag. About a month ago we decided that the fastest way to some happiness was the puppy we had been dreaming of for two years.

The problem ... we did not yet know the type of puppy, only that she needed to be small, friendly, smart and hopefully not a big shedder. In one of our books, 'What Dog' there are guides rating various breed attributes. It was time to get serious and make a decision. After a discussion of that dog or that dog, we came to the conclusion that the Havanese was the dog for us. The only problem with this conclusion is that neither of us had ever seen a live Havanese, let alone known a Havanese.

It so happened that there was a dog show near Victoria at the end of May, and there was going to be a toy specialty.
Thanks to the internet, we found two Havanese breeders on Vancouver Island, sent them an email asking if they were going to be at the show... sure enough they would be there and would be happy to meet us.

Well, that was that. It was a great day... we had lapfuls of Havanese kisses and fun, for hours. And their dog Mysty Trails Cruiser won the speciality! http://www.elitehavanese.com/cruiser.html

We are now so hooked, on Havanese that we can't imagine how we could ever have thought of anything else.

Last week we went to visit one of the breeders, met the momma and daddy (http://seantiagohavanese.com/sch_zorro.html) of a litter born at the beginning of May, and we are now waiting for our little Stella to come home ... July 2nd or 3rd. (My birthday is the 3rd, so how special will that be?)

I've put some of her baby pictures in the gallery here:
http://www.havaneseforum.com/photopo...ry.php/cat/603

I still have lots of specific questions, but this post is already way too long and I'll post the questions as other topics.

Again, thanks for being here.

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Welcom Codyg!

Stella looks very cute! She's going to definitely make you very happy. This will be the longest wait ever lol
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Oh Stella is adorable. Sorry for all your sadness for the last years - makes it especially difficult to lose so much family so quickly. Your Havanese is sure to delight you with tons of puppy kisses and antics. There is so much good advice on the forum - you can use the search function and find some older threads. But don't be shy about posting a question and you've already figured out how to post pictures.

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216650y1tngjn4ry[2].gif Cody!

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Welcome to the Forum! You are in for a lot of fun and love with your little Hav girl. It seems that there is a traffic jam at your link to see your darling. I can't get in.

Look forward to seeing Stella soon. Good luck!

I got to see Stella, what a cutie pie.

Best, Poornima

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Oh My Goodness She is so cute. I just LOVE the name it rymes Stella La Bella . Plus getting her on your birthday the 3rd (mine is the 2nd) now how cool is that. Her coloring is what I want my next for my next one only in a male. By the way WELCOME.

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Welcome! You will love your Stella Bella as much as I love my Bella! I know she will bring you a lot of love and enjoy! She'll put a smile on your face every day!

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It must be true about love at first sight because I took one look and I'm definitely in love with your Stella. I promise you when she plants those wet kisses on your cheeks all the sadness will melt away in a stream of happy tears. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see more photos of your sweet little girl.

So, even though it's more than a tad premature, "happy birthday," and welcome to the forum, a place you will no doubt get addicted to.

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Thanks for all the warm welcomes.
Yes, it's going to be a very long two weeks.
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Welcome! What a wonderful ride you are in for!

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