Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Puppy Watch 2012

The puppies were due last Thursday.  We heard from the breeder that it wasn't quite time yet.  Same message Friday night.  Saturday morning, the puppies were being born.

We were so excited.  We knew we shouldn't be getting our hopes up, but we were hopeful.  We figured the breeder wouldn't accept our application and our deposit if it was impossible to get a puppy.  So we spent all day Saturday glued to our e-mail.  By the end of the day, 10 puppies had been born. 5 boys.  5 girls.  Then a message came through that said she would let everyone know on Sunday who was getting a puppy.

Sunday morning, we had multiple e-mails with pictures and videos of the pups.  But we didn't find out until early Sunday evening that we would not be getting a puppy from that litter.

Sad.


{Taylor does not like black jellybeans.  Just like her momma.  We save all our black jellybeans for my brother.  That's right... we are keeping something OUR DOG won't dare eat to give for my brother to eat. Should tell you something about black jellybeans.}

We knew of a litter due at the end of March in Washington.  And we also had a deposit with a breeder in Corvallis (where Phil goes to school), but we hadn't heard from her in a while.

So Phil was immediately back on the market, searching for another puppy for me.

In a stroke of luck, the Corvallis breeder responded VERY quickly... she has 2 litters due in April and we will be pretty stinkin' high (my word choice, not hers) on the list for a girl puppy.

HOORAY!

So as long as there are at least 2 girl puppies from the combination of those litters, we will have another furbaby!!

The timing of this is much better than the first litter of puppies.  If we had gotten a puppy from the first litter, we would have been brining the puppy home before my radioactive iodine treatment.  I would have gotten to spend a couple of weeks with her and then wouldn't have been able to be able her for a week or two.  Since part of the goal with this puppy is for her to attach to me (since Taylor wants nothing to do with me when Phil is around), that would have been counter productive.

Since yesterday we found out that my womb is officially close for business for a while, I am doing my best to focus on the excitement of my first puppy.  :)

Now, in April when I am on a super strict diet, too tired to breath, depressed, and freezing (aka hypothyroid), I can think about all of the cuddling and playing I will do with my husband and 2 dogs.

Eye on the prize.

2 comments:

  1. Dogs are amazing aren't they?! I know my little guy always helps cheer me up. I got him before moving in with my fiance so he is totally my baby. I wish you the best of luck and hope you get your little girl soon!

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  2. So sorry you didn't get a baby from that litter. So is the breeder gonna keep your deposit? That doesn't seem very fair! But so happy that you found the other breeder, who is giving you better hopes for a pup. A dear dear friend of mine was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer in Nov. last year, and it has been a hard process to watch, but he's finally doing much better. Love your blog! I am now following you on twitter @emmalimegreen so that I can stay updated!

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