See the post below to see what happened with the breeder that called me overwhelming...
This was my response to her:<BR><BR>
I wrote a lengthy,honest description of my family - our interests, personalities, lifestyle, our plans to prepare for a pup - most of which meets and/or exceeds your requirements on your on-line application. I asked to meet your pups so we can get acquainted with them and so you can also get to know us, yet you said the pups were not available on your facilities. I subsequently asked their location so that we could go out and visit. I have done my research - joined BT forums, read BT books, reviewed BT websites, asked current BT owners about their experiences. I am STILL researching and will continue to research even after I do finally get my furbaby. I formulated necessary and important questions based on the research I have done to ask breeders. I have done everything any responsible, knowledgable, future boston terrier owner would do - with only the genuine interest of the pup at heart ... Yet i'm pushy, over the top, and overwhelming?<BR><BR>
Was your email response rude? No.<BR><BR>
Disappointing? Yes - from the glowing claims on your website of how much you care about your pups, I did NOT expect this response.<BR><BR>
For all that it's worth, I'm glad that I did find you and that it worked out the way it did. As a result, I am now more determined than ever to find a reputable breeder who cares more about placing pups in a home that is concerned, informed, and responsible - rather than how many questions were asked.</i>
I do encourage and appreciate a person who is as dedicated as you are about your research. But Im sorry you do not see your never ending supply of quizzes as overly imposing. I never ment to offend you nor lead you to think that we do not have the time for fair sincere questioning. But again to be drilled as if We have something to prove that we haven’t already is a bit offensive. Sorry you do not see that way. I plainly just do not have the time between birthing puppies ( haven’t slept in 4 days and counting) and everything else. for a high maintenance email exchange that may never develop into anything but helping you do your reseach. Most people at least take the time to call me, get to know us and what were about ect.. Good Luck to you and your research.
--------------------------------- I laugh because her response is so contradictory. She "encourages" and "appreciates a person who is dedicated as I am" but doesn't have time to answer questions.
and WOW. is it my problem that she hasn't slept in four days??
i'm not even gonna respond to this. i've said my peace.