A lot of you know that my beautiful Old English sheepdog passed away very suddenly this summer. We were both apsolutely devistated that our lovely boy Murphy had died. ( he is the dog in my avatar) Well I have been avoiding the subject of another big dog - DH is not well and having two disabled kids there isn;t a lot of time. I make lots of excuses as to why it would not be a good idea. Truth is I despirately miss Murph my buddy. My excuse to go for a walk and get my head showered. My friend to talk over everything with and he never moaned or told anyone what I said! So I was very torn bettween getting one or not. We have been married for nearly 30 yrs and up untill Murph died on July 4th we had only been without an OES for three weeks in the whole of that time. So as you can imagine the house has been pretty much empty without the woolly mammoth about the place. We have a little schnouzer but it's hardly the same thing. I was talking to DH about the place not being full of fur balls and that we had more freedom to go away without having to find some idiot to look after the big bear! So I had convinced myself that we would never have another. Dh being so ill he could not walk one anyway. Not a full grown puller and I wanted one that was tiny so it would learn to walk beside a wheelchair and not pull. Also one that would not bully the other dog we have. So that was that I put it aside. Then today I lifted the phone and a man on the other end said can I speak to your DH I am in Cork and its about the OES? Well I didn't let on I just went and found DH and said there's a fellow who wants to talk to you says hes from Cork? Half and hour later a sheepish looking DH came in and said - the fellow says they are OES breeders and their girl had pups 10 weeks back. They only have two boys left and do we mind if the tails been docked! ( Murph had a really short Bob tail and a lovely wiggly bum so I held my breath) He says he was letting the boys go in two weeks and if we wanted we could put our name on one and he would send photos. The pup is vaccinated, Irish KK registered, and has all his papers he is also microchipped. They will be in Dublin for a dog show in two weeks so we can go see the mummy when they are there.Cork is a very very long way away. What do you all think? Am I crazy - I just burst into tears and said OMG I am having a baby! Am I doing the right thing????? A baby Murph? - I wonder what we will call him? DH liked Baily? OES - if I get photos I will post them - I secretly hope one of the babies has an evil blue eye like my Murph?