It's been almost ten years since I've had a pet with fur (not by choice, the apartment my family lives in only allows FISH, not even a hamster or something), and now that things are improving for my family, the prospect of getting a dog late November/early December is really making me insane.
Every day I'm just getting more and more excited, xD I was practically bouncing off the walls when Dad made a few phone calls to some local and out-of-state breeders. Oh! and for those of you that have been following along with my family's decisions on a protection dog/working dog, it seems like a plan has finally been established.
My family's looking to purchase a German Shepherd for myself, and a Malinois for my brother from (name removed).
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=) We've spoken to the main guy, (name removed)for days now, in fact, he called twice today -- around 10:00 this morning, and around 1:30 this afternoon to speak with my Dad. He also sent a few emails containing pictures of some of the dogs they have available that would fit our lifestyle (I swear, a picture of this particularly handsome GSD had me in LOVE :wub: ), and even a video of one of their dogs competing in Shutzhund.
Because we live in Ohio currently, we aren't exactly a hop, skip and a jump away from (name removed), we've been discussing a trip sometime in October or November. So I'm pretty excited about just plain LEAVING THE STATE, let alone going to visit some gorgeous, well-trained, fabulous dogs. I can barely sit still with excitement, what with everything that's happening next month and the month after that!
In the meantime, I've been reading most of the active threads, looking at pictures of everyone's wonderful, fantastic pets (which is kinda making me even crazier with envy and awe) and generally trying not to lose my mind.
Side Note: I'm home schooled, so I'm basically sitting here, letting my crazy-excited-thoughts fester and take over my brain.
xD I don't really have any questions, this was just a chance to let out some of this excitement -- I was going to explode otherwise.
Well, maybe one question.
Any idea how to keep myself busy for the next 4-6 weeks?
I guess I've really caught what you guys the German Shepherd Disease, though I wouldn't have it any other way!
I just showed my Mom the screen-saver for my MP3 Player, which is a picture of one of the German Shepherd Dogs we're looking into getting for me, and my mom laughed. "I think you have a crush on that dog!"
xD I could only grin like a fool.
I guess "excited" is a bit of an understatement.