Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New Jersey
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
I chose Molly's name...
...before I even saw her!
When I met my first Havanese (unfortunately, the little sweetie was being sold in a pet shop and there was some concern about some health issues!), I SO fell in love with the breed and the very sweet disposition.
So, on the way home, I decided that we would definitely bring a Hav puppy home, that we would find a wonderful breeder, that our pup would be a female, and that "Molly" just fit in with our two prior dogs ("Bonnie" and "Daisy").
After thorough research and communication, we struck up a real nice connection with the breeder...and the litter was due in a matter of weeks. We had never "chosen" a pup before...they had all been pound-puppies and they had chosen us.
But when the first-born pictures were posted on the web-site, both my hub and I knew that THAT was our Molly (she was tagged "Noreen" by the breeder, but once everything was set, everyone called her "Molly" so she knew her name when we brought her home at 3 months old.)
It's an unremarkable story, but the thing that I found interesting was although the breeder had the pup tagged "Noreen" on the web-site, THAT actually had been a typo error...her tag was really supposed to be "Maureen"...MY name! But when they discovered the error, it was easier to just leave it.
And Molly was actually their "unexpected" puppy...the sonogram showed 6 puppies all through the gestation. Once the puppies were born, the vet was tending to the mommy, when all of a sudden, she yelped! And out came our Molly!
So, there you go. We loved Molly before we knew her!