Forgot to mention -appointments have been secured. Tails and dew claws will be done Monday afternoon. Cropping appointments have been secured as well. The first group of five will be done Thursday January 4th and the final four go in on Tuesday January 9th. Pups are generally able to join their families the day after cropping as long they receive their health certificates as expected and behaving as I knew them to behave pre-crop. We've got a lot of ground to cover between now and then but wanted to pass along the information in case some of you need advance notice to plan schedules. We will decide which pups go in on which day at a much later time trying to accommodate all schedules best we can. GN.