I've been thinking about it for a while now, and really decided we could handle it. We have more than enough love and resources to care for another sweet chihuahua.
I knew I wanted a female, since we already have two boys, and another male could make things dicey. Besides, I need another girl in the house- the boys need a queen bee to help rule the roost. I knew that it would be another long haired chi, as that's what we like the best. I was also set on having a tri-colored girl, as I LOVE the black, white and tan combination.
And so I searched. Unfortunately the breeder we got the boys from would never likely produce the girl we were looking for- they breed for the fawn and white colors, no black in their breeding pairs. Due to that, I began to follow litters from other breeders, trying to look at the parents and see if they might have the dog I wanted.
Finally I received word from Mary at Pristine Chihuahuas telling me her girl Sandy had just birthed an incredible litter of 9 puppies! Three of those puppies were female, and all had black in their coats. I was thrilled!
And then I had to wait a few weeks to see how their coats would develop. It turned out the female I liked the best was long haired and I put a deposit on her immediately. Here is our soon-to-be baby at almost 4 weeks now:
Isn't she just the sweetest little thing you've ever seen? We get to go pick her up in a month, and I'm just counting down the days. Mary has been great about responding to my emails with photos and puppy updates. It will be great to finally be able to meet her in person when we go to get our girl.
So for now we count the days and buy pink sweaters :)