I'm not trying to influence you one way or the other, but did you talk to Jackie Mertens about that? Shipping them from Alabama doesn't make sense to me, since Rosie lives here in IL.
From Jackie's website: ROSIE lives with Dave and Sandy Fidyk near Oak Lawn, Illinois. Linda Waco will personally raise and distribute this litter out of McHenry, Illinois. Those pups being shipped will go out of O'hare Field. I do believe the other litter, Cruise x Caleb, is in Alabama.
Hi guys, thank you so much! Really like Rosie and Tito. What I don't like is that Rosie + her puppies gonna be shipped from Alabama to Illinois so a Lady (she is not Rosies owner) will raise them. Not a big fan of that...
Do you know more breeders in the area?
CH Rosewood Little Giant, VCD2 UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP TD DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"