now that i've rec'd your input on this and had time to think about it i realize what a bad idea this is. i have my hands full enough as it is.
someone must have backed out on taking this pup b/c Lori had a home for all of the pups before they were ready to leave Mama Dog. i'm not sure what happened with that. i do know she is SUPER busy right now thru the end of April with her special and is going to be gone almost all the time. i do not want to judge her or try to guess what is going on in this situation. and - if it'd been left up to the owner of Mama dog she'd have been shipped up to chicago to have her puppies in a kennel & spend the rest of her days there. that sucks. big time. instead, Lori is taking good care of her. she has 2 humans and lots of dog friends to play with and if the right forever home comes along Lori will place her. i'm sad i can't take Mama Dog myself, she's SUCH a sweetie. 3 dogs is just too much for me. i see that now.
Elaine thinks it's not such a bad idea for me to take the pup. **sigh** i think i'll suggest SHE take the puppy. she has much more free time than i do.