The video from Sara the moderator was too cute! I had n0t watched it in it's entirety before because my Westie passed away at the beginning of March.
I had her for 13 years and she just lied down by me and when I said, "come on Pixie it is time for us to go to bed." She didn't move. I kept saying come on let's go. Her eyes were open she looked like she was just resting but she had gone, right beside me and I didn't even know it. She must have just passed moments before that. She had been fine that day and was no where near acting as though she might need be put down any time in the next year or even two. She had played with my GSD that very day. It is still quite a painful loss.
I got my Havanese a week later, I had already researched the breed and knowing that my husband likes little dogs and is not comfortable with bigger ones, like my GSD, I jumped at the chance to get her when I seen an advertisement for her within an hour drive from my home. So I went, cash in hand and saw both parents before choosing a puppy. The adults were beauties and just what I was looking for, but truly I could not have imagined the joy this lil' girl would bring to me. I still miss my Westie, Pixie, she was and will always be my BFF, I buried her in the backyard, my husband did it for me actually.
I had had 3 litters of poups with her. So watching the Westie puppy brought back a lot of memories. Westie's are great! My Pixie was a lap dog, not typical of the breed at all. So I did choose another breed.
The way the two in the video play is exactly how my GSD,Kaden and my Havi, Isabell play now too. She even bites his teeth now, he does gently let her know when he has had enough. He is so good, I did not interfere from the start, as difficult as it was but I am so glad I didn't now!
Thank you all you have all been so kind here, I truly do feel quite welcomed!