She just called me from Kennebec Cardigans (where she’s with Bob Caldwell and was surprised by the folks from Beaszak/Beaguile Cardigans). The consensus is the same – Stella is the top bitch pick, Dexter the top boy, and Hermione/whatever Kate’s calling her this week is #2 bitch. I’ll let Kate tell you her decisions (I honestly don’t know; I think she’s waiting to hear from Nancy W. tomorrow), but I encouraged her to grow Hermione on at least until she knows what she’s going to get from Bronte’s next litter (to whomever Kate chooses). I am usually firmly in the camp of “Keep the one best one,” but when that’s a merle boy and you’ve already got a merle boy at home, and you’ve only got one breeding bitch, you can get yourself in a corner. If you don’t end up with possibilities in the next litter (if the bitch ends up needing a spay or there are only boys in the next litter or whatever), you are all of a sudden out of the breeding business and have to go buy a bitch puppy.
This has all been VERY exciting. I am glad that everybody has thought we got at least a couple of really good puppies in this litter – many times you don’t even get one.
It sounds like they are having a RIOT down there – I could barely hear Kate for all the laughter. Soooooo envious am I!
Oh, and I forgot to ask her if there’s any kind of final word on tan/brindle points. I just hope she made them show her how to find testicles 😀 !