It has been such fun having a puppy again! Watson has exceeded our expectations so far. He is incredibly sweet and friendly and occasionally turns into a tornado! He is learning our routine and how to walk on the leash. My vet was very impressed with how great he is.
I decided to try a Cardigan this time partly out of curiosity and partly because I developed a relationship with a Cardigan breeder/handler at a large dog show I go to annually by us. I really liked her dogs and was on a waiting list for a pup but their bitch only had one puppy and they wanted to keep it. My husband (and I) wanted a blue Merle at first because they are so cool looking. However, it became clear that I would probably have to wait a year or more to get one as they are much in demand. I really liked the black and whites and tris and eventually my husband did too. I also was very afraid that because Izzy is not terribly friendly with other dogs that if she had too much time as an only that it would be harder to introduce a pup.
One of the top breeders I talked to referred me to several others because all hers were spoken for. Just when I was beginning to lose hope we would have a puppy before fall, we got lucky and she called to say one of her buyers backed out and she had a pup with the kind of temperament I was looking for! Enter Watson! So far he is great although Izzy isn't thrilled. I will keep you posted on our progress and hopefully add more photos soon. My computer is on the frizz right now...ugh. It's not dull here right now :)