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For all you who love your babies, you will understand. Two weeks before Christmas, my husband and I were gone for the day. My children let Coconut, my beloved maltese, outside to do his business. We live way out from roads and in the woods. I normally let him out, and he comes to the door when finished. I usually keep a "motherly eye" out for him when he is outside. Apparently this day, he decided he needed to show his manly abilities. He took off with our large outside dogs and we think he met up with a female. The long of the short is, he didn't come back home. I searched that night and all the next day. Several of the neighbors were helping also, and one found him dead in the woods while searching for her two missing dogs. Don't know exactly what happened, and is probably best I don't know. It absolutely broke my heart. I cried for days. He went about everywhere with me and loved me unconditionally. Well, my sister -in -law thought she would be helpful and get me another indoor puppy, but couldn't afford a maltese. She got a 1/2 pom and 1/4 shiztu and 1/4poodle. I totally understand she was trying to help, and I am not trying to be ungrateful, but I LOVE maltese. They are just very sweet, easy to train, and very loving. Actually, this made me cry more knowing I would never get another maltese. This puppy is sweet, but doesn't seem to be trainable yet. He is 100% pure puppy too (chews, runs, plays, and potties everywhere, except on the pee pads or outside.) I truly don't know what to do with him. Wouldn't hurt my sis in laws feelings for anything, but he is a huge handful even with the children helping out.
Well, all is not gloom. My wonderful husband felt sorry for me,and I guess got tired of seeing me cry whenever I saw a white dog even if it was stuffed, so he found me a maltese puppy from a family who just raises a few litters every now and then. I know many of you frown on such things, but this is the ONLY way we could ever afford one right now. He is still wonderful to me. He is CKC registered instead of AKC, but he is 2.3 lbs of beautiful white fluff. He is 12 wks old, and is already spoiled to death in the short time I have had him. I will post pictures later. His name is Bentley.
Now, 2 inside puppies!!! Oh my!! Bentley is learning the potty basics quickly, but Zeke, the other puppy, still has a LONG way to go.
 

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I am so sorry for the loss of your Maltese. I am guessing your Maltese was not neutered since you say you think he was after a female. I wish you the best of luck with your new puppies. I'm sure they'll keep you busy, and I hope you will consider having them neutered when the time comes. Enjoy your new pups.
 

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Very sorry for you loss. Please consider using potty pads for the new little one. And if you do end up training to be an outside dog for potty, accompany him outside at all times. As you have learned very painfully, these little ones are so vunerable to the outdoors. They need constant supervision.
 

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so sorry about ur loss thats just terrible... good luck w ur new pups , i would suggest u teach both of them to use the wee wee pad , lots of praise lots of treats. good luck
 

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I am so sorry to hear of Coconut's passing :(. I am happy that your husband felt compassion for you and did the best he could. I can't wait to see pictures of sweet Bentley. :wub:
 

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I am very sorry for the loss of your Coconut.
How extremely tragic... :(
And how nice that your arms are full again of puppy joy. :)
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I hurt just thinking what he must have gone through. Perhaps a fence will help with the new additions to your family or like others suggest, please accompany them when they go outside or even use wee-wee pads if you are okay with those. Good luck and may little Coconut rest in peace.
 

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Sorry to hear of the loss of Coconut. Maltese think they are big dogs in such a small frame. He will never be forgotten by you.

Congratulations on your new puppy. You don't need to apologize for getting your puppy. Prices of Maltese that are AKC were pretty high, but with everything else the prices are way down.

Charlie went home with a woman from Independence Missouri for a very low price. They are both very happy.

Double the puppy fun!!!!! I know how you feel. The 2 puppies I have that are loose in my office area decided to have a hay day with a full box of Qtips. Every where a Qtip!!! I think they may be crated at night instead of their nice warm bed under the computer table.
 

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I'm so sorry or your loss, I hope your heart can heal and your new pups will bring you joy.
We live in a rural area and w/ hawks,eagles and coyotes,you gotta watch them all the time.
 

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Oh my that is so tragic and I am so sorry for your loss. I remember one of your first posts .....can't forget a special name like 'Coconut'. He was so young and this is such a sad thing to happen. I hope you find strength and that your heart may begin to heal.
 

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I'm so sorry you lost your little Coconut. I hope the new pup helps the pain. Outdoors is a big scary place for little dogs.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. RIP Coconut. I hope the new pups will fill the emptiness in your heart.:grouphug:
 

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The loss of a pet is heart-breaking and the tragic loss of a pet is inconsolable. May God grant you an infinite portion of His grace.
w/loving thoughts.
 
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