thanks to everyone who has made supportive noises, both on this blog and behind the scenes, with regard to my dog quandary. the quick update is that we are going to meet her on friday. yay!
i’ve been getting LOTS of helpful information about "real life" dog stuff and it’s making me feel a lot more informed and potentially confident. we’re really looking forward to meeting her, so we have a better idea of what we’re actually deciding here. the rescue has also offered to bring her to our house so that we can see how she deals with our cats (and vice versa), and has also generously offered a foster-to-adopt scenario if we get that far. they’ve been awesome.