We ended up at one of our favorite bars in Lyon to discuss the pros and cons of adopting two little dogs.
While you're having your café or cocktail in your favorite place please ponder this plea for help and advice.....I have an opportunity to adopt two (that's 2!) Coton de Tulears (or is that Cotons de Tulear in the plural?) Until three days ago, when the prospect of owning two (again, that's 2!) cottony white dogs came from out of nowhere, I had never heard of this breed. I've done some research online and can find nothing inherently negative about this breed. The person who has to find a home for these two Cotons answered many questions but I'd still like to hear from other owners or people who know this breed. Apparently their fur (really it's more like hair) gets long and bushy though many people seem to keep the maintenance down by giving them "puppy cuts", which I prefer. The good news is they don't shed. We visited these dogs today and took them for a walk. They were very well behaved, very cute and had short puppy cuts. A few photos of this breed: http://pinterest.com/angieleefoust/coton-de-tulear/
As an aside, they have an interesting and complicated history involving shipwrecks, black markets, French sailors and Madagascar. See what I mean HERE. We have a week to make a decision!