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I REALLY miss my horses (well, my show horse is just leased out, so if I get to a point that I can ride again, even if just a little, I can) but I haven't been able to ride since November, and it has been driving me crazy. I think a puppy will be good for me mentally as well as physically!
I have been impressed with Tom's posts on this forum, and with talking to Pam on the phone. I have a good freind who is a professional dog trainer (also a horse person) who also teaches dog training and animal behavior at Becker College. She has been helping me in the process of finding a puppy. (and she'll help me train him) She has experience with both agility and sheep herding as well as obedience stuff, so she really has a broad range of skills.
When I showed her the letter from Pam explaining how the puppies were raised, and showed her the pictures of the puppies in their play pen, she said, "this is EXACTLY how young puppies should be raised". So between talking to Tom and Pam, and Katey's "seal of approval", I'm feeling really comfortable with my choice. (if I live through the waiting part<g>)