I'm sure everyone has a different wonderful story about how they got their pup. My Saydee came from a local breeder here in Idaho. I took a drive one Sunday (about 3.5 hours) just to go get my name on the list for an upcoming litter. I thought it would give me a few weeks to prepare (I had just lost my 2 maltese within months of eachother). Well, I got there and saw Saydee and never looked back. I visited with the breeder for nearly 4 hours!
I felt bad because her husband started cooking dinner. I played with multiple puppies, seperating them from the group and also watching them interact. I just kept going back to Saydee and picking her up and looking in her little bright eyes. I knew she was meant to come home with me that day.
There was also a spunky little boy I considered, he was older (12 weeks as opposed to Saydee who was just 9 weeks) and he already was using the doggie door to go potty. He was also priced lower than Saydee. He was a wonderful little guy and is surely a well-loved little dog for someone. I often think about him, but I'm glad I chose Saydee instead.
My husband was on a camping trip with my daughter that day, and they were heading back home because my daughter got a fish hook stuck in her finger. So I was able to call them intermittently (they were in the mountains) and tell them about her. We talked about the little boy pup, but my daughter expressed the desire to have another girl, and that was all I needed to hear!
To make a really long story a little
shorter, I ended up driving home with Saydee that night. It was very late when we got home and the whole family was exhausted from the day's events. I was a bit concerned about their ability to accept a new puppy so soon after the death of our other beloved dogs. My tension was eased as I drove up. They were in the driveway, and my daughter jumping up and down (she's 14) ...and then I saw my husband's face. Saydee had climbed up on my shoulder as I was pulling the car in, and the moment he saw her and began to cry sweet sentimental tears.
Bringing Saydee home ended up being not only an incredible sense of closure for us, it was a breath of new life in our home. While it wasn't totally planned out, it felt like it was meant to be, and I'm grateful every day for this new little girl in our life.
I hope you have a great experience getting your new Havanese