I might be getting this puppy.
Penny asked on a scale of 1-10 how much ‘might’ we be getting the puppy and I said 9.5, with the .5 being that I’m dreading some of the ‘puppy’ stuff again.
But I think I’m liking BCs more and more. I love their drive and their focus. I love that they won’t ditch their person to go hunt or do more exciting things. I love that contrary to my former beliefs, they can and should just ‘switch off’ when the action stops. I love that they love to work, that working is almost more important to them than playing. I love that they play, that they go go go and don’t quit and you can sigh at them and they don’t take it to heart they just try harder next time cos they have to do it right! I love that I won’t have to work hard to motivate a border, that I might be able to run really fast on an agility course and not feel like I’m ‘rushing’ them over jumps. I love that Lu would have a play friend who might make her do more running just for the sake of it. Whose drive might rub off on her a little bit (maybe?!), who’ll give her more breaks and less pressure, who can take over when it’s hot or she’s not in the mood. The breeder said he’s her pick puppy from this litter, and because he has an underbite, we’d be getting him very cheap. That’s always helpful. And yes, he and Lu will be very close in age to each other. Closer than I would have ideally wanted, but I’m sure between the two of them I’ll be kept busy now for a while, and then the ‘Old fella’ will get older and we’ll see what happens from then.
Now I just need to tell the breeder my decision. I think my decision is yes. Is it yes? This is where I always bail out- that final moment of decision when the easiest decision is to just not make a decision so nothing has to change.
And if I get him, I need a name! Badgertoo isn’t probably appropriate 😉 Skunk is a bit mean and I probably shouldn’t steal Penny’s black-and-white-animal-themed name… I could call him Magpie and just Pie for short (black and white bird, very vicious and swoopy)… Or if I want to keep on Lu’s theme he could be Dexter, hehe. (that one just made Nic laugh)