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Well since we already have our Maple girl we were already dog ready but we have spent the last few months getting the kids puppy ready, puppy proofing the kids rooms which we didnt have the first time around, we already have the crates set up in the kitchen and the bedroom, hubby has two chores to do next week when he gets home, a gate for the hall so that the kids can go play with their teeny tiny toys in their rooms safely out of reach of the puppy and a new bottom board for the back gate since the ground seems to have shifted a bit and their is a bit more space at the bottom then their used to be. Of course we have already bought about twenty new puppy toys a very pink cuddly puppy bed that will last maybe a couple months but my daughter loved it lol and a pink and brown plaid crate bed for the smaller crate that will also only be big enough for a few months! Its hard to say no to my excited kids! I think Maple had maybe one pink toy But Miss Acadia is all girled up for sure! lol She will eat raw the same as Maple, same rules for furniture which mean we dont have any lol, crate trained just like Maple, already signed up for puppy classes which doesnt have a firmed up start date yet, my girls are already starting to help scoop which is awesome!!!! lol They have been practicing training with Maple which is fine by her, she loves the treats, I told them it wont be as easy with the new puppy, we had a friends puppy come stay for the weekend which was great practice for them, I highly recommend that to people with little kids. I will have the brunt of the night time trips at first except for when hubby is home we will all do it during the day and hoepfully it all goes well, I have a feeling it will be really different with kids this time instead of it being just me and hubby when he was home last time, just not sure if it is a good different or a scary different lol. Just wish I was close enough for a puppy visit!
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I am envious of everyone who is counting down the days to their "gotcha day"! Can I ask for some advice? I contacted a breeder (via email) in February that I heard about from a friend. They told me a litter was expected around St. Patricks Day and that I should fill out their questionnaire and send a deposit. I did that immediately and then emailed a few days later to see if they received my check. They responded and said that they only accepted deposits from a limited number of people and that others were on a waiting list. We were included in the "deposit" group. Since that time we have emailed back and forth .... me asking about the Momma and them giving me updates. Then, last week I received the "Puppies are here!" email with pictures of Momma and the pups. I am so excited but have realized that they have never really said - You are getting one of the pups. There are only 6 pups and I was told that the 2 males were reserved so that only leaves 4.
I don't want to be pushy or rude but I just need to know. Some of my friends have said " of course you are getting a puppy, why would they send you an email and pictures if you aren't?"I have even bought some puppy toys already!=) I just am not sure what protocol is and whether I should contact them or just wait for them to contact me. Any advice?
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I think those 8 weeks waiting until our Chester came home was the longest 8 weeks of our lives. And then all of a sudden, he turned 2 just a few days ago.

I hope those 3 weeks go by quickly for you!
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I am envious of everyone who is counting down the days to their "gotcha day"! Can I ask for some advice? I contacted a breeder (via email) in February that I heard about from a friend. They told me a litter was expected around St. Patricks Day and that I should fill out their questionnaire and send a deposit. I did that immediately and then emailed a few days later to see if they received my check. They responded and said that they only accepted deposits from a limited number of people and that others were on a waiting list. We were included in the "deposit" group. Since that time we have emailed back and forth .... me asking about the Momma and them giving me updates. Then, last week I received the "Puppies are here!" email with pictures of Momma and the pups. I am so excited but have realized that they have never really said - You are getting one of the pups. There are only 6 pups and I was told that the 2 males were reserved so that only leaves 4.
I don't want to be pushy or rude but I just need to know. Some of my friends have said " of course you are getting a puppy, why would they send you an email and pictures if you aren't?"I have even bought some puppy toys already!=) I just am not sure what protocol is and whether I should contact them or just wait for them to contact me. Any advice?
I think you could just be honest. I would contact the breeder and say I know you only took x number of deposits for the puppies and I'm wondering where I fall in there?

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I know how you feel! Lyla comes home April 3rd, so a week and 4 days to go! It seems like this last stretch is going by much slower than the earlier weeks!
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I know how you feel! Lyla comes home April 3rd, so a week and 4 days to go! It seems like this last stretch is going by much slower than the earlier weeks!
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