And that brings us to Brian.... As I'm sure some of you noticed, I posted a call to action directed Brian's way after attempting to reach him by phone only to receive a recorded message and a non-working number. Sadly, It's been a few days now and I've received no response. I must say I'm surprised and somewhat concerned and hope he's O.K. I'm not really sure how to proceed at this point. My sister suggested I send a certified letter which I feel would be a wise move and one I plan to complete Monday. Since I've not yet heard from Brian, I don't really expect I will. But, I also feel I need to hold his position for selection in the unlikely event he surfaces. I'm also torn on what to do with the pup in question but have considered strongly the possibility of keeping her. I'm a firm believer that things generally happen for a reason. I'll make a final decision early this week but at this point in time my plan is to assume Brian's position for selection and will choose which pup to hold back early this week. I'll open things up for all remaining decisions to be made a couple days prior to to crop in the event anyone would like input regarding tweaking the style of their pups' crop. After much consideration, this is the best possible solution I've been able to come up with pertaining to this unanticipated development.