Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Today We Meet Him....
....who is "him"?, you ask.
...a PUPPY who may be joining our family soon!
Not sure....still have to meet the puppy and his breeder...but I have to tell you that I've fallen in love with his picture already! I won't post his photo here as I haven't asked the breeder's permission, although I'm sure she wouldn't mind.
I'll save his picture for the day (if and when) everyone decides that we may adopt him and bring him home. We need to be approved by the breeder because any respectable breeder isn't just going to hand over their beloved puppy to anyone who comes along.
I've spent HOURS searching the internet, talking to friends and coworkers, scouring the pet classifieds and doing tons of research on breeds. We have narrowed our search to several breeds which we believe would be a good fit for our family: Miniature Schnauzer, Yorkshire Terrier, Shih-Tzu, Bischon Frise, Toy Poodle and Cairn Terrier. All of them are known to be hypoallergenic, although I don't imagine that there is such a thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog. Some breeds shed less than others. Our beloved Chauncy was a shedder! Hair everywhere! All the time! And me...I did a lot of sneezing and wheezing!
The little guy we're going to meet this afternoon promises to be a breed which doesn't shed as much--and is good with children --a HUGE consideration where Olivia is concerned!
Olivia is already thinking of names!
I'll keep you posted!