2. I get my puppy girl. The little brown puppy of these photos will come home to live with us. Her name is Ista. I nearly cried with relief. My puppy. No more waiting around, no more trying to keep hope to reasonable levels.
Anyone who wants to give me any more good news is hereby put on alert that it's apparently that day, so come on ahead.
I have a new icon to make. Edited to add: Well, that didn't take long.