i emailed the breeder in stockholm.
yes, the puppies are here.
yes, they’re okay.
yes, there were girl puppies in the litter – two of them, actually.
but no, none of them is elma.
see, the breeder is keeping one of them, and the other one is going to be living with the woman who owns the puppies’ dad.
she couldn’t have told me a bit sooner that there had to be at least FOURTEEN girl puppies born in the litter for me to even have a *chance* of finding elma in this litter?
*sad, angry, bitter and desillusioned*
and the breeder in finland hadn’t emailed me back, which made me think / “assume” that she was upset with my asking if her puppies cost different amounts of money depending on whether they’re show dog quality or not.
i only asked because *i* am not the one who’ll be paying for the puppy – my mom is, and so i wanted to know what i should tell my mom about the price.
after i found out that elma’s not in stockholm, i broke down and cried.
it’s kinda a very emotional day for me today, and so this news was not what i wanted…
i decided to email the puppy referral person for a different breed i’d been interested in – a scandinavian breed that i doubt very much that anyone outside of scandinavia has ever heard of.
i did this because i can’t stand the thought of having to wait several months for another boston terrier litter to be born, only to have the breeder tell me “sorry – elma’s not in *this* litter either!”.
o ye of little faith…
as soon as i sent the email to the other breed’s puppy referral, i got an email from the finnish breeder…
one of her boston girls is due to give birth to a litter in about two weeks, so MAYBE elma’ll be born in finland after all!
*hoping, hoping, HOPING*
update february 26, 2009: after having searched the net, i’m happy to inform you that the scandinavian breed i was / am considering to buy if the whole boston terrier thing falls through *is* known outside of the scandinavian countries, although it’s not yet fully recognized by the world canine organisation.
i even found a link on the american rare breed association website: danish/swedish farmdog