Guapo's Mom too!
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
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MHS strikes again!
Hi everyone, after our two playdates this weekend I am having severe pangs of MHS!!! Bruno has been trying to convince me pretty much since we got Mijo to get a second but up until now I have been in heaven with my one and only. After talking to all the multiple owners this weekend I see so many benefits to the dogs (not my bank account) of having two! In my plans, I thought we would get a second later on, maybe next summer.
I know that I can get honest advice from all of you so I'd like your opinion on this one...
I am off work for the summer which is a definite plus. However, we have a trip to Europe coming up in August for 3 weeks. During that time Mijo will stay with my parents (who always take amazing care of him) and my sister in law (who Mijo adores!) will also be stopping by several times a week to spend time with him. If we get a new puppy now it would be good because I'd have over a month to train him and spend 24/7 with him. But then when we leave it would be 3 weeks of possible regression and who knows what else. Keep in mind that the hav we're looking at getting is 4 months old (the breeder was thinking of keeping him to show/breed but decided to keep his brother due to his colouring.)
Anyone else get their hav from Bill Burns of Burns Gardens? I love what I know so far (health testing is upfront and online, contract online, Billy is ADORABLE!) but the only thing I find strange is why he would stipulate in the contract that the puppy cannot be neutered until the age of 18 months? I see a lot of marking in my future if that is the case! I have to ask about that!
Anyways, all advice is welcome and appreciated.
~Connie, Mijo and Guapo
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. - Robert Benchley