...Did anyone else feel that way right before getting their puppy?
My sister was the first one to get a havanese, she got hers from the local pet shop. Obviously with no contract so she doesn't have to neuter him. Our first thought was to find someone with a female so we could breed them. Since I was the one interested in a Puppy, I did the research for the "Female"
After 1 day of reading online, I realized that THAT would be a huge mistake!
I then proceeded to research every breeder I could find. I contacted a few in the New England Area, but was not satisfied with those.
I waited less time for my first Hav "Bumi" since the breeder had a female about to have pups and I was # 3 in her list. Lucky me, that the dog had 3 puppies!
For Toby, I waited longer. I had my heart set on a Starborn pup for a while. When I contacted Tom, he had no pups available, but was planning a breeding and would have pups by the end of the year (2011), this was back in the summer 2011. I waited for 6 long months without even knowing if I would get one. Imagine my nerves when Tom posted here that Only 2 pups were born and he would keep one!
It was sometime in December that I talked to Pam and found out that we would get the one Pup that was going to a new home! We were so happy that we braved the roads the day after Christmas to go get out Toby!
I had dogs growing up, but you know how it is, is always the "Mom's" responsibility to do the bulk of the care for the family dog, so my mom always took care of those. I just did the playing.
Now, that *I* am the "Mom" I was affraid at first how it would go. First with Bumi and then with Toby, having a second dog is not as easy as it would seem.
But, things always work out and the important thing is that you have and continue to prepare yourself for the care of your Pup, you love her and are willing to do your best to care for her!