Del Sur | Pet Portrait Session | Cockapoos Motley and Maia
Say hello to the most fluff-tastic little pups you’ve ever seen, Motley (the tan and black pup) and Maia (the black pup)! These two are such a pair! They love to run and play and bounce all over. It was such a happy session with lots of laughs and silly puppy antics!
From Motley and Maia’s mom:
We were looking for a dog that my husband wouldn’t be allergic to. He grew up with poodles, but I’m not a huge fan… a cockapoo was my compromise. I’d never had a dog before, so I found a breeder in Kentucky who stood behind her dogs and would take them back at any time… the trade-off was that we would have to pick a dog having only seen it in pictures since Kentucky was so far from where we live in San Diego.
I was set on getting a red dog, but then I saw a picture of a kind of strange looking, “patchy-colored” dog whose eyes were really soulful… so we decided to get two dogs. When the breeder said that the red dog’s temperament suggested he was going to terrorize my patchy pup, I decided to let the dream of a red dog go and went with Motley — never having met him, but being totally taken with him.
I still liked the idea of him having a friend to keep him company when we were at work, though… and that’s how we decided to get Maia. They were from different litters, with Motley being a week and a half older, but the breeder thought they’d get along.
Fast forward to today, the breeder was totally right. The two of them are best friends… they snuggle, they fight, and get into trouble together. Both have very distinct personalities. Maia is a fast and feisty firecracker… definitely the alpha, but also a snuggle bug. Motley is more thoughtful and so sweet… a total pushover, but always comes to Maia’s rescue if he thinks another dog is messing with her. Maia’s favorite thing to do is tunnel under blankets and fight with Motley on the other side of the blanket (or fight the blanket itself), then emerge as the victor. Motley’s favorite thing to do is lie down on grass… he’s also always happy to try to kiss people in the face if they’ll let him get close enough. They both love to watch TV on the couch and eat chewy treats while I get ready for work… or while I do anything, really. Love them!!!