You know, I felt a little guilty about being picky. I've always been the 'to the rescue' gal. So I've helped save several dogs personally and contribute to local rescues when I can. I get the feeling you're kind of the same way. I paid my dues and don't forget you have the right to be picky now and then too.
Thank you for sharing your story.
It's going to be a long time before I get another puppy but when the time is right I am going to be extremely picky too!