Yes, the wait is torture! We've been waiting since last December, finally found a good breeder in June and now we are on pins and needles waiting to see how many puppies will be born. Due date is tomorrow and I keep checking every hour to see if they are born yet! Ultrasound showed 5-7 puppies so I am crossing my fingers that there will be enough that one of them is ours! If not, another mama is due toward the end on the month and our breeder feels pretty confident that we'll have our puppy sometime in March. I hope mine will be as easy to learn potty skills as easy as Summit! She is absolutely adorable and I love her color!Thanks! I know exactly how you feel! We contact the breeder in Jan. Waited until October for ultrasound confirmation. Waited until November to confirm that there would be a puppy for us. And then end of Dec to bring her home. It was such a long wait, filled with a lot of anxious anticipation! But, I would do it all over again for another puppy like Summit! She really is an exceptional pup! The breeders did such an incredible job with this litter. They picked Summit for us as well, and she is exactly, everything we asked for and more!
The drive was surprisingly easy - just long with the frequent stops to allow her potty breaks. The only times she complained was when she needed to go out. She would just go potty, we'd put her back in the vehicle, and she'd go back to sleep again. I was definitely a bit stressed on the trip with making sure she got out enough, ate/drank enough, didn't get exposed to anything, was happy, and comfortable. I'm glad it went as well as it did. Between the overnight drive there and then back with her the next day... it took me a few days to recover. Thankfully, with every day she's been home since it's gotten a little bit easier! Puppy raising is a lot of work, but, the time invested in your puppy is so well worth it when they are grown and you have an amazing dog!