So, I'm passing on Watson. Sigh. I took him for a walk and bawled my eyes out. I haven't walked a big boy in ages. I couldn't get him anywhere near the bridge to cross to the other side of the street. He's afraid of traffic and we live right downtown. And he's also scared to get into vehicles so it would be challenging to take him to the endowment lands 20 minutes away. I don't think it's an impossible situation, but with the all sirens and traffic, I'd have a tough time getting him to cross the street to get to the park. And with his size and strength, I wouldn't be able budge him before the light changed.
We went to Whistler to see Juno, the puppy. I must be committed cause it's a 2 hr drive. We got there before the shelter was open but they were expecting us. I have to say that it was the best looking shelter I had ever seen. Juno had just had a little bath and they placed her in my arms in a towel- she was shivering - and I was lost. We took her and another puppy to the "visiting room" where the puppies played and explored with each other. We also gave the shelter worker our references and told her all about us, our beloved Sampson and all the wonderful things we could provide the new puppy. Then we saw more puppies (ohmigod) and hubby fell in love with another little guy who survived a car accident (his litter mate didn't) who could sit at 10 wks. Ah, I had to get outa there before I saw any more puppies or dogs. I think DH prefers big macho dogs or potential big macho dogs, but since I'm in charge, I'm making the decision. No more over analyzing.
No, I am not taking both. Still trying to figure out how I'm going to get a puppy downstairs in an elevator at 2am without pissing all over me and the elevator. I can just see the cranky guy on 6 starting a petitition to get me kicked out. And of course, then I'm sure I'd get a child and I'd get confused as to who was pooing where.
Still, I didn't have anywhere near the amount of stress I had before. I felt pretty good. I just say, no, she's the one and that's that. We went for lunch in the village and had a really lovely day.
Now I have to wait til Thursday to see if our application is approved. And since it was the first application, I don't see how difficult the decision can be. We're a perfect match.