Hi, my name is Minnie! I am a Maltese, who lives with my human mom, Rachel and her fiancé, who is my human dad. I was delivered to them in Charlotte, NC in March of this year, but we just moved to Norfolk, VA over Memorial Day weekend. Needless to say, it’s been a wild first few months for me, but for my human parents, this has been an even longer journey
After 16.5 years of happy memories, mom lost her childhood Maltese puppy in February 2020. She began searching for a new Maltese puppy to create new happy memories with, but when quarantine lockdowns shut everything down, that search became extremely challenging. They were on the waiting lists of two different breeders for eight months with no luck. Thankfully, my mom found Central Park Puppies on Instagram and, after hearing some really positive reviews, she contacted them to ask if they could let her know when they were getting any Maltese puppies.
Soon after, at 11:00 PM on a Monday night, Central Park Puppies messaged my mom to tell her I had been born, and they sent her some pictures and a video of me being all cute, running around. Mom says I was ‘irresistible’. Apparently, dad suggested that she sleep on it, but mom knew I was ‘the one’ and made the decision right then and there. And then plans were made for my safe delivery to meet my fur-ever family for the very first time. I agree with my mom when she says that moment was ‘perfect!’ When the nice drivers brought me out of the van, I ran straight to my new mom, jumped in her arms, and started kissing her. After an emotionally draining year-long search during the pandemic, mom just broke down crying with me in her arms, as I helped lick away her tears.
I loved my new family right away! They had all my toys, food, and my bed ready for me to live like a queen! Mom says I have elevated their happiness levels immensely. She often describes me as an affectionate and pampered pooch, which I happen to agree with. However, she also says I’m a little mischievous because, no matter what they do to secure it, I always manage to escape from my crate at night, and she’ll wake up to find me curled up, sleeping in ball right next to their bed. Dad even jokes that I must have hidden opposable thumbs, but I’ll never tell my secrets! Oh, and I like to play hide and seek, too. Just the other day, they were looking and calling me for almost twenty minutes, before I casually walked out of the closet I was hiding in. I had a great time, but for some reason, mom and dad don’t seem to like the game too much. I do a lot of other silly things that make them laugh too though; like when they put out my wee-wee pad and, like a good little girl, I know to go straight over to it and go to the bathroom right NEXT to it on the floor. After all, I wouldn’t want to ruin those nice pads they bought for me!
As both a mommy’s and daddy’s girl, I can’t imagine a better life. Mom works from home, so I get to snuggle up with her all day, and then when dad gets home from work, I know it’s play time! At the end of the day, we’re just a happy little family, and I’m so glad that I get to be the Maltese puppy who mom and dad can create many years of new happy memories with.