So I posted in another thread that I'm finally picking up my brand new puppy this weekend... however, this is something weird and I'm not sure how to handle it. When we put down our deposit for this puppy, the breeder told us we were third pick for female. There were six females in all. A few weeks later, we emailed asking about the selection process, and he said that the first pick was going to a family in Florida who would probably select theirs simply based on pictures, so he would only have to make arrangements for the second pick to get there before us, agreeing still that we were third pick. Then, another month passes, and it's coming up on the weekend that we get to choose our puppy, so we email the breeder to check up on the process. He tells us that he needs to check with the second and third picks and he will get back to us about our pick up time.... but, we are supposed to be the third pick? We thought there must've been confusion so we brought it up to him. His response was along the lines of, "Oops, I forgot to tell you but, one of the families who put down a deposit before you wanted a male, but there weren't enough males born in this litter so they are getting a female and they get to choose before you." Seriously?? So, we just went from third pick to fourth pick, of six in all. I have had my heart set on one puppy since the beginning. However, I had two back ups in case she got picked, knowing that I'd be guaranteed one of my three choices (I do realize that when I get there, the pictures won't do justice and hopefully I will fall in love with one by personality, but still...). Now, because we got bumped back at the last minute, there is a chance I will get none of my three (actually, the FL people already selected one of my three choices, so I'm already down to two of my original choices with two people still ahead of me). Also, one of the puppies requires an additional surgery and will have to be spayed so she doesn't pass on her disease, so I'm SURE no one ahead of me will pick her either, which increases the chances of my first choice getting selected by someone else. I am trying very hard to think that whatever puppy I'm meant to have, I'll get, but it is still difficult for me to swallow how this came about. Is this guy being honest with me? Would you do anything about it or just be happy you're getting a puppy, no matter what puppy it is?