What about recovery time? You will have a puppy to keep calm, plus Kaybie, who is going to want some serious playtime. Please don't feel that you are being bashed, you did ask for unbiased opinions! That is one great thing about this board, people are honest with their opinions. I agree with the other posters about the cosmetic surgery. But in the end, it is YOUR decision. If you really don't want a rottie with a tail, are you sure this is the one for you? Please keep us updated!