Of course, once we'd decided, there wasn't a puppy to be found, but suddenly a friend of a friend had a litter of puppies and we went to look at them on Monday.
It's a litter of cocker spaniels, one dog and four bitches. They weren't asleep the whole time we were there, but when they were awake we were holding one or another of them, so these are the only chances I had to take photographs.
And this is the one we've chosen. They were only four weeks old, so we'll have to be patient for another four weeks. We haven't decided on a name for her yet. We'll be visiting again several times in the next few weeks, so will get a chance to take some more photographs and for her to start to get to know us.
It's beginning to sink in now!