You may recall a while ago I was looking at George, a rescue dog. Didn't pan out, and I also inquired at the time about a couple of Shepherds, but they were gone. However, I was referred on, and today I was contacted by a breeder who is looking for a suitable home for one of her returned bitches, an older puppy/young adult.
I have discussed this dog with her at length to ascertain suitability for our needs and the dog's, and yeah, she sounds like a great fit.
She has lived with cats successfully without any dramas, has been with two children younger than ours, and allegedly has never shown an iota of aggression to either dogs or people. Seems she has been well socialised. Yay!
It occured to me that had Inca still been here, I would have seriously considered this dog anyway, so my family and I have made the decision to go ahead with this opportunity.
For any members (although I don't actually think that's gonna happen here) who think I should spend an 'allocated' specific amount of time mourning, please refrain from posting in this thread. Inca has gone and although I loved her, nothing can bring her back. This is a 'good news' thread - one my family and I could do with.