Thank you. The word "settle" helped make up my mind.Decisions decisions. If you have your heart set on a long coat chi, will you really want to settle for something else? Just because it's free doen't mean you have to get it.
Thank you too.I agree. Get the dog you really want, you will have him for a long time.
You are right, its better to wait for exactly what you want than to just hop into something to quell a need.I'm with Pam on this. I say wait for the Chi of your dreams. And you never know,
perhaps you will find one to adopt, or you might find a reputable breeder who you
trust. You just don't know what life will throw your way. But a dog is a 15 year
commitment, more or less, so it better be the dog you REALLY want. I think
when the time is right you won't have any doubts. Of course I'll support your
decisions and will be happy for you either way, this is just my 2 cents.
You guys put everything I already knew into words.I know what you mean. I'm very impatient and when looking for a chi I was afraid I would get the wrong one just because I could have it now. I've always wanted a long haired chi of my own (i had two growing up) but a cross was cheaper but I held out and got the dog I really wanted because I didn't want to spend the next 15 years or so of my life with a fall back dog. I'd still love it but I might regret the decision and that isn't fair to me or the dog. I'll only be getting one dog, perhaps one more in the distant future....I wanted it to be the right one. I got Mylo and there haven't been any around that I like more since and he's so well behaved that I think it was meant to be. The right dog will come along and when they do you'll know it.
I had a nice long talk with my Fiance about it too, since it was eating me up.
We came to the agreement that I just need to work a little harder on putting my focus into something more lucrative to us right now.
Thank you all for your words, they meant so much.