hello Maltese Parents! Molly and I are new, I've never had a Maltese before, and feel as tho I've missed the best until now. She's 4 months old, and just adorable, but of course you know that. I'm so relieved to see the same problems out there, the training, and tear stains. She's a wonderful puppy when it comes to her daily grooming. She and I relax in the evening together, just quietly, and she lets me brush her ALL over. My pekenese is no where so cooperative! Along with Molly, and Piper the Peke, I have a six year old daughter, who is as gentle as can be with her. I've read that children are not good with these little dogs, but Amy is so sweet with her. I've been widowed since the fall of 2001, and this is a rough time of year for us. Molly helps with the loving!!