Maggie is 14 months old and about 9# 8 oz. She is larger than standard but we really don't care. She is a delight, happy and healthy and we enjoy her size because we don't feel she is as fragile as some that are much much smaller.
My husband and myself are experiencing an empty nest now as both our skinkids are in grad school and the house sure was empty when our little 14 year old shitzu passed away 3 years ago. It took a long time before I was ready to find another little one to love but after much investigation and eagerness, we finally decided on the maltese breed and we are so glad we did!
Maggie has had a little Boston Terrier "sister" for the past 5 months as our son has been home with us between college graduation and grad school. His Boston, Dixie, is a complete delight and Maggie adores her...problem is, Dixie will be leaving soon (mid June) and Maggie will be left without her playmate/soulmate. SOOOOOOOO........we are looking for a little maltese sister for Maggie.
In conclusion, I am happy to find a website for Maltese lovers. I look forward to reading your posts and participating in your forum. You can never be too educated about our little ones! God bless.