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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Getting excited/nervous

So yesterday was my last visit to the breeder before I bring my baby home. She will be coming home next weekend, a few days earlier than I thought.

Now I'm starting to get really excited and a tiny bit nervous. I want to do right by her and not screw things up too badly. I've been reading anything and everything I can get my hands on to make sure she is a happy and healthy puppy. I tend to be overly researched and prepared (some may say obsessive?) but I can't help reading and re-reading everything to be sure.

Did anyone else feel that way right before getting their puppy?
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Not at all. Don't overthink or overstress it -- just enjoy your new baby.

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LOL, YES I was exactly like you! ha ha ha... researched and read till I was blue in the face! I was determined not to "mess her up!" LOL just be gentle, patient, firm when you need to be (like when teaching the 'drop it' command!) and enjoy the heck out of your baby!! they grow up SO fast!!
I do have to say, because I was SO prepared, everything went really well because I pretty much knew what to do for most situations AND I had a PLAN for potty training, sleeping, eating, pretty much everything. There will always be situations you CAN'T plan for, but those that you can aniticipate and have a plan for sure help!!
I DO however remember FREAKING out, crying the night before we met her... we had driven 10 hours (1 way) to meet a breeder we had never met, to meet pups that may or may not be a good match and I was SO scared I was doing the wrong thing, that a puppy would mess with our whole lives, that we should just go HOME. I cried and cried that night.... then the next day we met Tillie ... and yes, she HAS messed with our lives, there are very few things that are the same now that she is a part of our family. We HAVE to consider her in everything we do, we can't leave for days, we can't leave and go to the lake ALL day... BUT she is worth all of the sacrifices and I can not imagine our family without her. Soon you will feel the same way... enjoy these last few puppy free days and look forward to the wild ride of having a puppy ... before you know it your baby will be almost 2, fully integrated into your family and you will be passing on these same words to another hav mom in waiting...

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Ohhh yesss.... I am a bit obsessive too. I am very nervous too. I will pick up my 2nd Hav in two days. Everything is ready but... OMG I am scared. hahaha Good luck!!!


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Ohhh yesss.... I am a bit obsessive too. I am very nervous too. I will pick up my 2nd Hav in two days. Everything is ready but... OMG I am scared. hahaha Good luck!!!
LOL Tere I have NO idea how you are keeping all this news all INSIDE and not sharing more INFORMATION (pics would be nice too!) I am the worst at keeping 'secrets' ... THE worst. If I SNEEZE I tell everyone about it. bwhahahahaa
can NOT wait to see/hear the full story on Ache's little sibling!!!!!

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LOL Tere I have NO idea how you are keeping all this news all INSIDE and not sharing more INFORMATION (pics would be nice too!) I am the worst at keeping 'secrets' ... THE worst. If I SNEEZE I tell everyone about it. bwhahahahaa
can NOT wait to see/hear the full story on Ache's little sibling!!!!!
hahaha 2 days !!!


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Thanks guys! It's good to know others have felt the same way but it all worked out. I'm sure it will all work out, and we will be so happy with our new addition.
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Did anyone else feel that way right before getting their puppy?
No, but that is because my mom surprised me with him!

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...Did anyone else feel that way right before getting their puppy?
Oh yeah!

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!

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Across the Rainbow Bridge - Starborn Mi Pequeño Tesoro (Toby) - Miss you my sweet boy.

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