Then the Newf breeder we've been in contact with texted me. We could wait for our puppy who is due this week. But. She had two little girls left from the last litter if we were interested. We toyed with the idea, and the kids were enthusiastic. Then she sent a photo.
They're camping out with the new baby in the family room tonight. Jay set up the kennel in case we need it for safekeeping, but we never used it much with Sam anyway. We had no kennel at all for Spooner or our other dogs. They're useful at certain points, but she's not used to being alone at this point.
Anyway, a lovely ending to a very lovely Saturday.