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Males: $400-$800
Females: $400-$1000

Prices will range signficantly. There will be some breeders claiming to have top lines or teacup maltese, and increase their prices to ridicioulous amounts. Use your best judgement!
 

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I posted this a while back in another thread also on this topic. There are exceptions in all, I'm sure, but I think this is a general range of prices. You may find some useful info in that thread: "Price For Puppy" Thread

- Famous breeders of distinction who are almost celebrities in the Maltese world such as Divine, Marcris, Rhapsody and several others. Their pet quality puppies come from well-known, proven, champions on both sides and even the pet quality puppies are not terribly far from the standard. Some will sell show prospect puppies. Pet prices are around $2,000-$3,500. (I believe there are a couple who go even higher.)

- Breeders who have a small breeding program using champion dams and/or sires that have come out of the famous breeders' programs. Most of these breeders sell puppies of show quality also. Pedigrees include lots of champions and well-known names. They follow the AMA guidelines. Pet quality prices are around $1,200-$2,500.

- Breeders whose dams and/or sires are not necessarily from champions although there may be a champion here and there on the pedigree, but not necessarily one that is well known. They seem to know about the breed and follow the AMA guidelines and do require spay/neuter contracts, etc. They don't usually have show quality puppies. Prices for pets are approx. $1,000-$1,500.

- Breeders whose dams and sires come from various places and there are no champions in the pedigrees. The dogs usually mature to a larger size and can be pretty far from the standard. They tend to be the breeders who advertise in the newspaper. Many times these breeders let their puppies go at 6-9 weeks and they don't require a spay/neuter agreement. Their pet prices are approx. $400-$800.
 

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You are always so helpful! Thanks--I'll check out the other thread a.s.a.p.

Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom@May 21 2005, 10:30 PM
I posted this a while back in another thread also on this topic. There are exceptions in all, I'm sure, but I think this is a general range of prices. You may find some useful info in that thread: "Price For Puppy" Thread

- Famous breeders of distinction who are almost celebrities in the Maltese world such as  Divine, Marcris, Rhapsody and several others. Their pet quality puppies come from well-known, proven, champions on both sides and even the pet quality puppies are not terribly far from the standard. Some will sell show prospect puppies. Pet prices are around $2,000-$3,500. (I believe there are a couple who go even higher.)

- Breeders who have a small breeding program using champion dams and/or sires that have come out of the famous breeders' programs. Most of these breeders sell puppies of show quality also. Pedigrees include lots of champions and well-known names. They follow the AMA guidelines.  Pet quality prices are around $1,200-$2,500.

- Breeders whose dams and/or sires are not necessarily from champions although there may be a champion here and there on the pedigree, but not necessarily one that is well known.  They seem to know about the breed and follow the AMA guidelines and do require spay/neuter contracts, etc. They don't usually have show quality puppies. Prices for pets are approx. $1,000-$1,500.

- Breeders whose dams and sires come from various places and there are no champions in the pedigrees. The dogs usually mature to a larger size and can be pretty far from the standard. They tend to be the breeders who advertise in the newspaper. Many times these breeders let their puppies go at 6-9 weeks and they don't require a spay/neuter agreement. Their pet prices are approx. $400-$800.
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I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!!
 

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I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]
Shots and papers have absolutely nothing, zero, nada to do with the quality of the Maltese you have purchased. The most important thing when evaluating quality is his/her pedigree and the quality of the Malts in his/her line. Even that is no quarantee, but it is a place to start. The best breeders have spent much time, money and effort to perfect their breeding programs to improve the breed. I'm not sure why your breeder would make such a ludicrous statement.
 

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I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]

A pure breed Maltese from a reputable breeder can and does cost over $1000.00 depending on the breeder, state etc. I can assure you that just because one pays more than $1000.00 they are not being taken...at least NOT just based on that. I would be leary of a breeder that made a comment like that!
 

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I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]
Shots and papers have absolutely nothing, zero, nada to do with the quality of the Maltese you have purchased. The most important thing when evaluating quality is his/her pedigree and the quality of the Malts in his/her line. Even that is no quarantee, but it is a place to start. The best breeders have spent much time, money and effort to perfect their breeding programs to improve the breed. I'm not sure why your breeder would make such a ludicrous statement.
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I dont feel he made a ludicrous statement, he simply told me the facts. As far as the breeders, with papers and lineage fine......if that is how you feel. A Maltese is a beautiful animal, and my maltese is a purebred and has papers with a fine lineage but 2000.00??? come on now...again this wasnt said to offend or to make you defensive I was simply telling you what I have been told and what I agree with .....

I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]

A pure breed Maltese from a reputable breeder can and does cost over $1000.00 depending on the breeder, state etc. I can assure you that just because one pays more than $1000.00 they are not being taken...at least NOT just based on that. I would be leary of a breeder that made a comment like that!
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I am not leary of the breeder I got my maltese from at all....he has beautiful Maltese and does an excellent job at it...many have bought from him and have had successful show dogs. I wont explain anymore. As far as shots and such it was just a nice extra from a fine breeder................

I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]
Shots and papers have absolutely nothing, zero, nada to do with the quality of the Maltese you have purchased. The most important thing when evaluating quality is his/her pedigree and the quality of the Malts in his/her line. Even that is no quarantee, but it is a place to start. The best breeders have spent much time, money and effort to perfect their breeding programs to improve the breed. I'm not sure why your breeder would make such a ludicrous statement.
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I was simply saying that in addition to getting a beautiful Maltese from a highly respected breeder, he also included shots and vet care etc.......so I think that a breeder that takes their puppies to a really good veteranarian and has her completely in good shape with shots etc is an added plus == it may have NADA ZERO to do with lineage, but is a nice extra in addition to the good breed and lineage and papers.
 

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I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]
Shots and papers have absolutely nothing, zero, nada to do with the quality of the Maltese you have purchased. The most important thing when evaluating quality is his/her pedigree and the quality of the Malts in his/her line. Even that is no quarantee, but it is a place to start. The best breeders have spent much time, money and effort to perfect their breeding programs to improve the breed. I'm not sure why your breeder would make such a ludicrous statement.
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I dont feel he made a ludicrous statement, he simply told me the facts. As far as the breeders, with papers and lineage fine......if that is how you feel. A Maltese is a beautiful animal, and my maltese is a purebred and has papers with a fine lineage but 2000.00??? come on now...again this wasnt said to offend or to make you defensive I was simply telling you what I have been told and what I agree with .....

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I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]

A pure breed Maltese from a reputable breeder can and does cost over $1000.00 depending on the breeder, state etc. I can assure you that just because one pays more than $1000.00 they are not being taken...at least NOT just based on that. I would be leary of a breeder that made a comment like that!
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I am not leary of the breeder I got my maltese from at all....he has beautiful Maltese and does an excellent job at it...many have bought from him and have had successful show dogs. I wont explain anymore. As far as shots and such it was just a nice extra from a fine breeder................

I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]
Shots and papers have absolutely nothing, zero, nada to do with the quality of the Maltese you have purchased. The most important thing when evaluating quality is his/her pedigree and the quality of the Malts in his/her line. Even that is no quarantee, but it is a place to start. The best breeders have spent much time, money and effort to perfect their breeding programs to improve the breed. I'm not sure why your breeder would make such a ludicrous statement.
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I was simply saying that in addition to getting a beautiful Maltese from a highly respected breeder, he also included shots and vet care etc.......so I think that a breeder that takes their puppies to a really good veteranarian and has her completely in good shape with shots etc is an added plus == it may have NADA ZERO to do with lineage, but is a nice extra in addition to the good breed and lineage and papers.
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A reputable breeder always takes proper care of their puppies and shots and Vet care are not extras, but expected treatment from a good breeder.
 

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I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]
Shots and papers have absolutely nothing, zero, nada to do with the quality of the Maltese you have purchased. The most important thing when evaluating quality is his/her pedigree and the quality of the Malts in his/her line. Even that is no quarantee, but it is a place to start. The best breeders have spent much time, money and effort to perfect their breeding programs to improve the breed. I'm not sure why your breeder would make such a ludicrous statement.
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I dont feel he made a ludicrous statement, he simply told me the facts. As far as the breeders, with papers and lineage fine......if that is how you feel. A Maltese is a beautiful animal, and my maltese is a purebred and has papers with a fine lineage but 2000.00??? come on now...again this wasnt said to offend or to make you defensive I was simply telling you what I have been told and what I agree with .....

I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]

A pure breed Maltese from a reputable breeder can and does cost over $1000.00 depending on the breeder, state etc. I can assure you that just because one pays more than $1000.00 they are not being taken...at least NOT just based on that. I would be leary of a breeder that made a comment like that!
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I am not leary of the breeder I got my maltese from at all....he has beautiful Maltese and does an excellent job at it...many have bought from him and have had successful show dogs. I wont explain anymore. As far as shots and such it was just a nice extra from a fine breeder................

I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]
Shots and papers have absolutely nothing, zero, nada to do with the quality of the Maltese you have purchased. The most important thing when evaluating quality is his/her pedigree and the quality of the Malts in his/her line. Even that is no quarantee, but it is a place to start. The best breeders have spent much time, money and effort to perfect their breeding programs to improve the breed. I'm not sure why your breeder would make such a ludicrous statement.
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I was simply saying that in addition to getting a beautiful Maltese from a highly respected breeder, he also included shots and vet care etc.......so I think that a breeder that takes their puppies to a really good veteranarian and has her completely in good shape with shots etc is an added plus == it may have NADA ZERO to do with lineage, but is a nice extra in addition to the good breed and lineage and papers.
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A reputable breeder always takes proper care of their puppies and shots and Vet care are not extras, but expected treatment from a good breeder.
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I really dont think so. MANY people I have spoken with that HAVE paid over 2000.00 have not gotten the vet treatment beyond what is expected. What they got was the first month of shots, checkup, some got claws clipped if needed...but the 2nd month and 3rd month of shots was their responsibility not the breeders...also the spay or neuter was also their responsibility. A friend of mine just got a maltese and again got the first months worth of shots and a blanket!! She paid 1700.00 for hers.....I got it all from my breeder and yes it was extras that I was very impressed with. he is so into it and loves the Maltese and runs a very good business............my whole point was that some of the prices paid are outrageous, that is all I meant to say..............everyone got a bit defensive and I apologize if I said the wrong thing
 

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I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!![/B]
Shots and papers have absolutely nothing, zero, nada to do with the quality of the Maltese you have purchased. The most important thing when evaluating quality is his/her pedigree and the quality of the Malts in his/her line. Even that is no quarantee, but it is a place to start. The best breeders have spent much time, money and effort to perfect their breeding programs to improve the breed. I'm not sure why your breeder would make such a ludicrous statement.
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Because that is the most he can get for his dogs!
 

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Show breedsers
Males: $1000 - $2500
Females: $1500 - $4000

Breeders who don't show
Males: $400-$800
Females: $400-$1000

Prices will range signficantly. There will be some breeders claiming to have top lines or teacup maltese, and increase their prices to ridicioulous amounts. Use your best judgement![/B]
 

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I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken.

Here???? Are you sure???? Oh my, we need to find out who he is!
 

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I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken. be leary. This isnt to offend I am just telling you the advice I got !!! I also tend to agree with him. I have a beautiful Maltese, she is absolutely the cutest, healthiest, perfect baby!!! and she came with all of her shots, and papers, and is absolutely pure!!!
Shots and papers have absolutely nothing, zero, nada to do with the quality of the Maltese you have purchased. The most important thing when evaluating quality is his/her pedigree and the quality of the Malts in his/her line. Even that is no quarantee, but it is a place to start. The best breeders have spent much time, money and effort to perfect their breeding programs to improve the breed. I'm not sure why your breeder would make such a ludicrous statement.
Because that is the most he can get for his dogs!
No Lacie actually it is not. He has been told he could get a lot more. I dont appreciate your sarcasm, WHY DID YOU SEND me a private message requesting his info then. And no I wouldnt, now pass along his info being that apparantley I have opened quite a can of worms by quoting him, and would never put him in that position. I am sorry that I posted here, and apparantley when someone says something that the majority doesnt agree with or whatever, the poster gets attacked. I find that sad...............

I was told by a very reputable breeder here (breeds maltese) he has an impeccable reputation and he told me that NO BREEDER should be charging anymore than 1000.00 for the maltese. He said there are excellent breeders out there that charge accordingly, and anyone that pays more than a thousand is seriously being taken.

Here???? Are you sure???? Oh my, we need to find out who he is!
LOL Please grow up.....to get so upset and be so sarcastic tells me that my opinion disturbs you a great deal. Why would that be I wonder...LOL...please lets just stop this string of posts, apparantley they are just too upsetting for a lot of you.
 

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LOL Please grow up.....to get so upset and be so sarcastic tells me that my opinion disturbs you a great deal. Why would that be I wonder...LOL...please lets just stop this string of posts, apparantley they are just too upsetting for a lot of you.
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Here???? Are you sure???? Oh my, we need to find out who he is!
LOL Please grow up.....to get so upset and be so sarcastic tells me that my opinion disturbs you a great deal. Why would that be I wonder...LOL...please lets just stop this string of posts, apparantley they are just too upsetting for a lot of you.
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I asked a question, you refuse to answer. We did not start this thread. Please respect the members here by not insulting us as future posts by you may be ignored as frivolous, insulting, or demeaning. Or, you may want to take yourself on over to the MO Board for a little attitude adjustment.
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excuse me Joann....I didnt start this post either. I simply replied, saying my opinion and thoughts and .... well you go back and read the thread, I apologize if you werent being sarcastic but I have gotten private messages due to what I posted and I really dont think that is necessary when someones opinion or personal story differs from what people want to hear...I am just upset.....sorry again....
 

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Here???? Are you sure???? Oh my, we need to find out who he is!
LOL Please grow up.....to get so upset and be so sarcastic tells me that my opinion disturbs you a great deal. Why would that be I wonder...LOL...please lets just stop this string of posts, apparantley they are just too upsetting for a lot of you.

I asked a question, you refuse to answer. We did not start this thread. Please respect the members here by not insulting us as future posts by you may be ignored as frivolous, insulting, or demeaning. Or, you may want to take yourself on over to the MO Board for a little attitude adjustment.
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excuse me Joann....I didnt start this post either. I simply replied, saying my opinion and thoughts and .... well you go back and read the thread, I apologize if you werent being sarcastic but I have gotten private messages due to what I posted and I really dont think that is necessary when someones opinion or personal story differs from what people want to hear...I am just upset.....sorry again....
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Here???? Are you sure???? Oh my, we need to find out who he is!
LOL Please grow up.....to get so upset and be so sarcastic tells me that my opinion disturbs you a great deal. Why would that be I wonder...LOL...please lets just stop this string of posts, apparantley they are just too upsetting for a lot of you.

I asked a question, you refuse to answer. We did not start this thread. Please respect the members here by not insulting us as future posts by you may be ignored as frivolous, insulting, or demeaning. Or, you may want to take yourself on over to the MO Board for a little attitude adjustment.
excuse me Joann....I didnt start this post either. I simply replied, saying my opinion and thoughts and .... well you go back and read the thread, I apologize if you werent being sarcastic but I have gotten private messages due to what I posted and I really dont think that is necessary when someones opinion or personal story differs from what people want to hear...I am just upset.....sorry again....
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