Join Date: Oct 2012
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Nina came to live with us mid August. She is now 7 months old. Nina is our only dog and joins a house full of kids, a herd of goats, and 2 parakeets. In the past we have always had large dogs, a golden retriever and a Sharpei. Mid summer I decided I wanted a small lap dog for me. I looked at several breeds and decided on a Maltese because I have a son and daughter that have allergies. I was already in contact with several people that were looking to rehome their Maltese or Maltipooh. One in particular I liked because she was older, 3 yrs, but she barked at birds and we have parakeets. Now ofcourse you realize I ended up with a Havanese. One of my friends used to own one of those mobile dog grooming vans. I asked her what she thought would be a good breed or dog for my family since she knew both us and lots of dogs. She came back with an enthusiastic vote for Havanese since she has friends that have a Havanese. When I heard of a lighter colored smaller pup that was slightly older since the person originally getting her backed out I automatically felt a connection. DH must have thought she was the right one too because he drove me over there the same day to meet her and pick her up. It has been intensive having a puppy and sometimes I wished I could have found a younger but adult dog but in many other ways she fits so well that I can not imagine another dog.