We are a very excited household tonight. We've been counting down the sleeps for weeks now, and there is just one more to go before tomorrow morning, when we go and collect our new whippet puppy.
We've met him a couple of times - this is him about four weeks ago:
He really is very cute.
The breeder, who is the nicest lady, has been regularly sending us photos of him as he grows.
They're not the best quality, sorry, but I will take many - so many! - more over the coming days and weeks.
I swing between feeling excited and terrified. I've been warned about sleepless nights, endless puddles and accidents, destroyed furniture, chewed shoes, I've even been told it's "like having a newborn in the house" (surely I'm not expected to breastfeed?!)
I think the reality will be a bit of all the above, and certainly a lot of disruption over the coming weeks and months, but a lot of love and joyful moments too.
Wish us luck.