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Gracie is arriving at 12:09 and i am leaving school early to pick her up!!!
i am sooo exited to finally meet my baby!!! i have a few last minute questions.

i am considering purchasing a purse for her. what are your thoughts on carrying a dog in a purse in public places?

the purse im considering:
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sleeping arangements: i am definately going to use some form of crate traning, but should she sleep in my bed with me? what are your thoughts on this?

how will she be with my familly dog (a wheaten terrier)? how should i introduce them??

please post any last minute information that i may not know!!!

thanks soo much and i will be sure to post new pictures as soon as i can!!

here is a picture of her at 6 weeks:




pure white and not a single tear stain!! o and her nose has filled in black too! isnt she the sweetest thing!! (Im sure all of your maltese are very cute too!):biggrin:
 

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oh, and also tell any stories you have about maltese training or anything else! (that has to do with maltese)
 

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do you have any recent pics of your pup that were sent? They change so much week to week!

Congrats and looking forward to seeing your pup!
 

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Congrats on your new puppy! :D
 

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What a cutie pie!!

I had to do a 7 hour drive to pick up Spookie. I had a soft side carrier/crate for her. Since it was winter, I also had a small toy thingie that had a removable bag of husks that could be warmed in the microwave. She loved that, and plays with it now. I put the carrier on my bed at night so I could hear her if she had to go potty, and she did whimper to go. When she started sleeping all night, she started to sleep in bed with me. I put her between 2 pillows, and she pretty much stayed there. I also have a body pillow with me, and she thinks that is pretty neat to sleep on too.

When we got home, I just walked in with her, she met daddy, and then her grumpy 13 yo Poodle brother. Who she thinks is here for her to annoy. He keeps growling at her, and sometimes snaps. I watch him closely, but I don't think he would hurt her. I have 2 grand-dogs here too, 45 and 60 pounds. She plays with both of them, it is so funny to see a 6 pound mop chasing them around the yard. She is a dog first, and gets dirtier than they do, sometimes her whole underside is black. But she has fun.

She also has the run of the house now. Aside from toilet paper, she really hasn't destroyed anything. Some people swear by crating their dogs. I guess it depends on your situation, would the pup be in it for long periods of time? Could somebody be depended upon to do a potty break or two during the day? Maybe somebody who does crating could give their view?

Purses? Um, not me, or strollers.
 

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Hi there,
I got mine a week ago and am still so excited. She's going to love you. I think it'll all fall into place.
I'm no expert at all but I do crating and find that it works. It's hard for me though b/c my mom takes care of him when I'm at work and she doesn't believe in crating - thinks it's mean - but when I'm with my pup he doesn't have any accidents. When she's with him and allows him to roam free and "choose" when to go in his crate most of the time, he'll have an accident soooooooo.....yes, I think crates are great - you just have to use them correctly, which I'm still learning how to do but so far he loves his little craty - it's defenitely his little den.

I would consider a purse but he's Mr. wiggly wiggles right now so I don't know how safe he'd be.

Have fun with your puppy.
 

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I agree with the crating. I didn't let Bisou sleep in the bed with me until she was 10 months old..until then she slept in her crate every night. She does have a soft mat/blanket in there..so it's actually pretty comfortable for her. It's a good habit to get in, in case they need to be in their crates, so they're use to it.

Have a lot of fun with your new puppy- I can't wait to see photos of her!
 

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I agree with the crating. I didn't let Bisou sleep in the bed with me until she was 10 months old..until then she slept in her crate every night. She does have a soft mat/blanket in there..so it's actually pretty comfortable for her. It's a good habit to get in, in case they need to be in their crates, so they're use to it.

Have a lot of fun with your new puppy- I can't wait to see photos of her!

:thumbsup:I second the comfy lining too...mine has a a soft stuffed mat too which takes up the whole bottom surface + his heartbeating doggy pal which he either rests his head and paws on when he's in the crate or pulls out and carries off to what used to be my daughter's care bear little sofa seat which he's now undeniably taken full possession of. IMO the trick is to make it comfy and welcoming too. + when I wake up in the morn and need to get myself together, I know that that's where he's safest.
 
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