Welcome and congratulations on your new GSD! She sounds lovely. All the waiting was worth it and you have so much experience now. I can relate - I waited also until I was 52 to get my Sting - my first GSD and my first puppy. My other dogs were all adult adoptees- husky, dobe, and aussie. Looking back, it was for the best, as my other dogs taught me so much. Enjoy the forum!
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006