After the loss of Crystal, I started looking for another Bichon to share our lives with. There doesn't seem to be any certified breeders in Alberta, and the one in Saskatchewan was 6 hours away, and the one in BC was 11 hours away!
Kijiji only turned up Bichon crosses. I tried the local rescues, SPCA and Humane Society, and they had no Bichons. Then I found a shelter in Lacombe who had two males and three females for adoption! They were going to be at the Edmonton PetSmart for a mass adoption and I could see them all.
This is my new little lady, Sugar. She's 4 or 5 years old as far as they could tell. She came from a breeder who was going out of business. She's spayed and has all her shots. She travelled beautifully, and now we're starting the process of getting to know each other.
She's watching me today while I was on the computer.