Last week we added the newest member to our family.
Is she not the most adorable blinking little cotton ball ever?** She is an 9-week Maltese. I have wanted a Maltese since I was a little girl and the desire has never gone away. I’m actually surprised…I thought I was a cat person, but really…it’s the toy dog I am utterly in love with, with the Maltese on the top of my list.
We took her for her first puppy grooming after these shots and she looks even CUTER, if you can believe it. All the groomers at Pet Smart LOVED her and there were about 15 people oohing and ahhing over her at the window. I was so proud. (Though I will NEVER have her groomed other than you see her. It’s called the puppy cut and I can’t stand Maltese dogs with long coats and a top knot. Besides, she’s a pet, not a show dog.) She isn’t quite a 2-pounds and I am trying to read everything I can to be a good dog owner. (It’s been awhile since I’ve owned a dog.)
We all love and adore her so much.
She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body and our entire family is intensely in love with her. Even Jonathan. I was SO surprised when he said I could have a small dog (he wanted a big one so we were at a 14-year impasse) so that I could have something good to think about during all my back pain and months in bed. And because I will have a little pal to do my walking therapy. She should be ready for a lead by the time I am ready to walk outside. And we’ll be able to go at about the same pace and length by then. :)
What we DON’T have for her?
Seriously…we need to come up with something SOON.
Since my son has a tortoise we named Fulffy I thought we might go for the ironic like “CHOPPER” (Think stand by Me, people.) but she is just too damn sweet for it.
I also ABHOR cliche names for all white dogs like “Snowflake” or the like.
Since we had a beloved cat named, Wilbur, we thought about ‘Charlotte’ but it just doesn’t fit. Really, We’ve thought about so many names, but we simply can’t come up with one. (I’m sure I’ll call her things like baby girl, my cute little button, ect. but we need one solid name to but on her licence and train her ect.)
So…I thought I’d turn to the Internet to see if you can look at her and throw out some names we may not have thought of.
Because at this point, despite my loathing of the Twilight series, I JUST may name her Renesmee at this point.*
What would you name her? Please help a girl out here. I have to start training her to recognize her name and I have never been this stuck. Spread word?
*I am SO totally kidding, I’d call her “Hey you!” before THAT. Just so you know.
** In my utter drugged out stupidity, I totally forgot to thank my friend, Holly Murdock, for taking these photos. My son broke the lens to my Nikon 3000 a few months ago and I have just been LOST without it. If anyone is selling one for a good price let me know. It’s killing me not getting photos of the kiddies and this puppy.