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Last night was Lily's first night with us. A little bit rough (on me!) but all good. I put her in her little crate at about 12 am though she had been alternating sleeping and playing in the family room on the 2nd floor with my husband and I. She didn't cry or anything and went right to sleep. At 2:30 she started to cry and I woke up and took her out. She peed right away and I was able to put her in her crate and she slept some more.

At 4:30 we had a repeat...but this time she was in no mood to sleep. She wanted to PLAY! I went into the family rom with her, shut the door and made sure the floor was free of things she shouldn't get into it. Her toys and blanket kept her busy for awhile while I dozed on the floor. Pretty soon she dozed with me...until 6:15 and again out to pee.

This time we stayed in the living room. I fed her and we played with her stuffed hedgehog. I drank coffee. LOL! At 7 had to go outside to poop and so I took her out and she went right away. (She's only had two 'accidents'--the first time she had to pee and I didn't recognize her cues & one today when my husband was watching her while I showered and he didn't recognize her cues yet). And then we slept together on the floor until 9. That was nice! I think we both were really tired.

Today was spent playing with Lily & her brothers. We took them for a walk --Lily would walk a couple hundred feet and then stop and sit down. When I would stop she would run over and paw me until I picked her up. I would carry her for a bit and then put her down again. We did this quite a few times but she's walking on her little leash pretty good. I think her brothers set a good example.

There was lots of naps and bouts of playing. She especially loves to 'kill' Riley's stuffed cow when we make it 'moo.' Out in the yard she can't decide if she hates the grass or loves it. The first couple of times she was in it she shook and quivered. Then she wagged her tail and bounced and rolled all over it. The last two times she's been out she's been pulling it up in great (for her--it's really like 3 blades of grass) hanks of grass.

We also took her to the local pet store--not too far but we want to make sure she gets used to the car because we take our dogs everywhere with us--hiking, camping, random car rides (no one gets left in a hot or a cold car so no worries), etc. And my husband and I picked her out a tiny collar and my husband, Rick, picked out her name tag. It's a pink little heart--the littlest one they had. It only has room for her name and my telephone number. It was so cute to see him pick out pink stuff.

As soon as we got in the car we put it on right away which is why she has so much 'stuff' on in the picture. Back at home she played nonstop for an hour and is now fast asleep next to me.

I'm so infatuated with her...I hope this kind of post was okay because I'm just aching to tell people all about my day with her. =)
 

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Sounds like a full day!! Thanks for sharing your first day with her and keep us updated and be sure to share plenty of pictures! She's a complete doll!! :wub:
 

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I loved hearing about Lily's first day with you and she sounds like a precious baby that's full of herself. I love puppies! :wub:
You need to post more pictures!
 

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That is so precious, I know you will love to have all those memories treasured :) I can't wait myself to have a baby fluff again, Max think's he is all grown up :unsure::unsure:
 

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Your stories brought lots and lots of smiles to my face. :) I could just picture Lilly and her antics. I would be in love with the sweet adorable little girls too. What a cutie pie.

Just one little thing I would suggest. I would go with a harness for her instead of a collar -- especially at this young age. Maltese have extremely delicate tracheas and harnesses are much safer for them.

We need to see lots and lots of pictures, please. Thanks for sharing your adventures with Miss Lilly. :)
 

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@Lacies Mom Thank you for your suggestion about the harness. Thanks to SM and reading posts here with suggestions like yours I had picked up a harness two days before I picked Lily up. If you look in the picture you'll see she also has a harness on her. =) Even as she gets older, when she is on the leash I will be using the harness to protect her tiny neck. The collar is for one thing only--to hold her tiny tag that says her name and my cell phone number in case she were to get lost.

We had an experience recently where Riley (my border collie) got lost. Thankfully he was only lost a short time--about 14 hours--but it was a horrible, traumatic thing for all of us. I got a call at 6 am from a woman who had found him on her porch. She said out of all the dogs she had found he was the only one with a name tag and telephone number on it. I am so thankful for that and don't want to take a chance with Lily and leave her without a collar & tag. Anything can happen.
 

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It sounds like Lily is fitting in with you family nicely. I just hope she lets you get more sleep at night! :thumbsup: Enjoy her puppyhood, it's gone before you know it. :wub:
 

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I am so thankful for that and don't want to take a chance with Lily and leave her without a collar & tag. Anything can happen.
Like many others on here and for the reason you mentioned, I use a collar only to hold an ID and rabies tags. I use a harness to attach the leash to when we go out.

Congratulations on your new baby!!
 

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Oh, yes, we love to hear all about Malts and telling us about your day is just the kind of thread we love to read! I'm so glad that you are getting so much joy from your little one!!

Just a couple things to consider ... be careful about having her walking and in public places until she gets all her shots as she could be vulnerable to parvo, etc. until about two weeks after her last vaccine.

Oh, and when getting the vaccines be sure and wait 3-4 weeks after the last one before giving her the rabies vaccine. Don't let the vet give it with the others .. that is too much at once!

And one last thing ... try to use the collar for outdoors only as there have been terrible situations of puppies getting collars caught on gates and in the teeth of the other Malt they were playing with. These situations do not always have a good outcome. Getting a microchip implanted when spayed is what most of us do.

Congratulations on your new baby!!! Enjoy for a lifetime!
 

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You need to start a Lily journal so you can look back on all these things...I enjoyed reading about her first time to do things with you.. Keep sending us updates please..Lot's of fun!!!!
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it's already probably been said, but don't forget to take tons of photos..it's amazing how quickly they grow up and fun to look back and see their progression. Sometimes I can't believe how small mine was when I first brought her home. lol.

Have a lot of fun!! She's a cutie!
 
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