I am very happy that they all have wonderful families waiting for them that I know will love them and spoil them rotten, but I am sad that I won't get to play with the puppy pile every morning and evening. I'll miss Green boy's little head popping up every time I walk by JUST IN CASE I feel like playing. I'll miss Logan taking a flying leap into the middle of my lap when I sit down. I'll miss Jasper's constant search for food and his gentle nature, which never takes anything too seriously. I'll miss Waldo patiently waiting for attention with those gorgeous sea green eyes peering at my through his black littermates. Their personalities are all amazing and individual, and I appreciate them all for their differences. About the only thing I won't miss about them is the clean-up. It will be nice to have my kitchen back. I'm also very excited to start working with River more one-on-one and incorporating her into the adult dogs' schedule and activities.
I've had a number of people ask me if I am going to have another litter soon, and the short answer is no. I am not planning to breed again until River is old enough, and she'll only be bred when she has her health clearances. Something can always change - if, for example, Oakley's owner decides to breed her again. But, even as great as this whole experience has been, I am in no hurry to have more puppies, and any breeding decisions will be thought through just as carefully as this one was. I am always happy to refer people interested in Swissy puppies to other good breeders that I trust and have nice dogs.
My dear, sweet Logan goes home tomorrow night. Ah, it starts... bittersweet, like I said.