Oh, Hump Day is almost over! We're getting *so* close to bringing our little guy home on Saturday, and I am crawling out of my skin with excitement. I've been nesting as if I'm imminently expecting a human baby. I've done major spring cleaning in all of the bedrooms, the office, and all the closets. I took Tux's ex pen (a hand-me-down from his big cousins, a Border Collie and a Great Pyrenees) to the DIY car wash tonight and gave it a nice, good hose down. We've got Tux's area all cleared out and ready for the pen, but we're not setting it up until after we tell the kids on Friday.
I've got our supply list written up and researched. I bought his collar and leash today, because I just couldn't wait a minute longer. However, we're not buying anything else until we go on our big family shopping trip on Friday.
(Our kids are going to absolutely lose their minds over the fact that they're finally getting the dog for which they've been asking for over a year.)
I've read six books including "Havanese" by Diane Klumb and Joanne Baldwin, "The Puppy Primer" by Patricia B. McConnell, "Puppy Training: 6 Weeks to Better Behaved Puppy" by Carol Miller, "Potty Training Success Formula: Seven Simple Steps to Housetrain Your Dog in a Week" by Tracy M. Allan, "Before You Get Your Puppy", and "After You Get Your Puppy" both by Ian Dunbar (and both which I found to be a bit comical). So, I feel like I've got a well-rounded plan, as well as well-grounded expectations for what's to come.
I just can't wait to bring Tux home to his forever home!!!