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Hello everyone. I'd like to introduce my cute Maltese "Koa." He is a 14 week old male from Queensland, Australia. My husband and I bought him in Sept and he now lives with us in Hawaii. We love him to pieces!

Koa likes biting his owners (despite our attempts to stop him), playing fetch, playing in the mud, meeting other dogs, and hopping (like a rabbit).
 

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Originally posted by msmagnolia@Oct 13 2005, 10:35 AM
Welcome to SM.  How lucky to live in paradise!  Did Koa have to be quarantined when he came from NZ?  Just curious.....
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Actually, we got Koa from Australia. Because Australia (and NZ) do not have any rabbies, dogs coming from those countries to Hawaii do not have to be quarentined. We felt bad making him fly so far by himself, but we could not find a breeder in Hawaii that responsibly bred Maltese. All of them closely inbred their puppies (father/daughter, etc) and seemed to be in it only for the money. We searched for a while but couldn't find anyone reputable so we started looking in Australia where we finally found out precious Koa. :)
 

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Koa, my husband and I all live on the main island - Oahu. My husband is in the military and is gone pretty often, so we got Koa to keep me company. He's been so great! Now I am never lonely. :)

Hawaii is definitely a nice place to live, but beware... when you live in paradise, it no longer feels like paradise. Especially when you're paying $8 for a gallon of milk! We like it though... the beaches are free and so is the hiking (the best parts of Hawaii that unfortunately a lot of tourists never get to see.)

Aloha!
 

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Originally posted by Bijousmom@Oct 17 2005, 03:58 AM
Hi to you and Koa, 
.  What a wonderful place to live.  Where were you born and where has the military sent you?
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I grew up in MA and lived there for most of my life. I never really moved until I met my husband, who was a "military brat" and hadn't ever lived in the same house for more than three years. Now he's taking me for a journey all over the US, courtesy of his job. In two years, we've lived in SC, NY, CT, and then HI. It took us a while to find a place in HI, so we spent the first three months living in a 300 sq foor hotel room. And now the military has plans for us to move to some small US territory island (but only for a short time) and then we're hoping to get back to the East Coast and stay put! :) A life more like the one I grew up with. Now my husband is going to have to get used to that! :)
 
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