Intro: I researched which breed is best for me and actually didn't come to Maltese until late. I wanted a "Lassie" dog because that was my doggie when I was a wee lil girl (he was stolen from us...pedigrees, people want them I guess
Next came the decision of which breeder to go to... I went to AMA and also BheJei for their list. Called almost EVERYONE in Southern CA (where I currently live) and also in Florida. I settled with Cynthia Landry (of Scruffy's Maltese in CA) -member of AMA and a full time handler. I visited her home and interviewed her (likewise I was interviewed) and put a deposit down for my baby boy.
I then had to go through the grueling task of picking the name. Some of the names that made the cut were Haru, Taro, and a few others, but then Hubby and I weren't agreeing on any of them.
Finally we agreed upon PARIS. Hubby is a greek mythology freak and also it seemed fitting. Paris of Troy is such a seducer of woman, and we thought our cutie pie will be a heart breaker on his own too
BUT we constantly have to explain to other people that it's not after Paris Hilton, but of Homer's Illiad, Troy, or whatever to make others understand that Paris is not of Paris Hilton...sigh.
So there we have it. We're Maltese mommy and daddy now. I am so excited. I have visited him a total of 3 times since initial meeting (because I miss him so much when he's not with me already) and finally I will be able to take him home with me this weekend. He is so active and round that I just want to bite his nose off (not literally, but u know..lol)
I love this site. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Absolutely fabulous! Pictures to come of course =)