Another Puppy Update
I have another puppy update, and it’s one that I cannot believe I’m writing.
We have been waiting for a Old English Sheepdog breeder to confirm a litter of puppies. So far, they have had 2 dogs not get pregnant – I feel as though somehow the world is telling me not to expect a pregnancy to every work out for us – human pregnancy or dog pregnancy. But alas, such is life and we are waiting for the 3rd dog attempt in February/March. At the same time we’ve been in touch with Sheepadoodle breeder who is going to confirm if her dog is pregnant in a few weeks – we are currently first on the list for a black and white female sheepadoodle. And we are talking with another Sheepadoodle breeder who is expecting a spring litter. I think my preference is for an Old English Sheepdog, but Sheepadoodles are pretty darn cute too.
But right now it doesn’t matter.
All future dog talk is on hold.
There is a small suspicion that Little MPB may have a dog allergy. Honestly, I don’t think he does, but there is enough of a suspicion from people in our lives that that I spoke with our pediatrician and explained how worried I am about bringing a new dog into our family to find out he has an allergy after the fact. It would kill me to have to give away a dog, but I know that my son’s health comes first. Of course, the pediatrician didn’t argue that fact. But, she had a fantastic idea to have Little MPB allergy tested. So, we are now waiting for an appointment with a pediatric allergist. We are likely waiting for an appointment in 3 to 6 months, unless I can get us in sooner with a cancellation appointment.
My hope is clearly that he does not have a dog allergy. But, I’m hoping worst case scenario the pediatric allergist would be okay with a doodle, which will hopefully be slightly hypoallergenic.
I’m totally devastated by this. But, I know with 100% certainty that this is the right call.
Mr. MPB is actually surprised I’m the one who has suggested we put a full stop on getting a new puppy until we know with certainty.
And, I’m actually kind of proud of myself for making this decision as a parent not as a puppy desperate person. But I should probably admit part of me is doing this simply so I can prove I’m right and he doesn’t have a dog allergy.
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