I fell in love with the Maltese dog breed in 2004 when I adopted my first Maltese dog Marley. She came from a local shelter and was about 4yrs old, very tiny, malnourished, and skittish. It only took her a couple of weeks to warm up to me and within a few months she was already at a healthy weight and a very happy girl. I took her everywhere with me and spared no expense in pampering my little princess. I even pushed her around in a doggy stroller when she hurt her leg.
When the opportunity came to adopt another Maltese, I jumped at the chance. My neighbor had found Disco in their church parking lot. He was barely a year old and in good health except for his long, overgrown hair. A quick haircut and vet visit revealed that my new little guy was a Maltese mix, possibly part Poodle. I loved him just the same and he quickly became part of the family. Marley still definitely reigned as queen of the house and let Disco know his place!
In 2012, I sadly lost Marley to congestive heart failure. She will forever be my angel. Disco is still doing great and gets along with my 2 young boys. I've learned alot from Marley and Disco and started my website MalteseManiac.com to share my love and knowledge of the Maltese breed!
Thanks for taking a trip down memory lane with me, fellow Maltese Maniac. I would love to hear stories of how you got your Maltese. Send me one here.
All the best to you and your Maltese,