Well, I put a deposit down on a puppy. We'll be bringing him home later this week. I'm a bit leery of going through all of the puppy issues again - housebreaking, chewing, getting up 10 times a night to start with, etc. etc. etc., but my daughter really wants 'her own' dog (he won't really be hers, but she'll be in charge of walking most of the time and stuff like that, especially now that she is 2 years older than she was when we got Ceylon!), I think that Ceylon could really use a brother and doggie playmate, and I'm ready. I think!
I do know that it will be easier than the first time, as at least now I know what to expect haha.
He's probably going to be a bit on the smaller side - his parents are both only 10 lbs each, and he was the smallest of the litter (though he's caught up to a couple of his siblings), but he's spunky. We went and visited him and his parents and siblings and almost picked one of his brothers, who was the largest of the litter and a lot more laid-back. But he was also a lot more aloof than all the rest of his siblings - he liked to be held and was calmer when he was being held than any of his siblings, but when he was done being held, he was DONE, no questions. I know that their personalities aren't set in stone by 7 weeks, but we kept going back to the little black one (who still liked to be held - and liked to give kisses as well! -His bigger brother, I couldn't entice a single kiss from!) and so that was the one we finally picked.
Funny, I never thought I would be bitten by the dreaded MLS bug!!!