Hi there... I'm now a member of this site. I got my Maltese, Massimo this past March. My husband got him for me as a anniversary present, as he knew I REALLY wanted a beautiful ball of fluff! After I had him home for a while, I was wondering if others were as nuts about their dogs as I was! I was totally consumed with him! I found others here had the same reaction to the breed as me.After a while I was addicted to this site! I went back and forth from here to MO in the begining, and I saw some of the replies to some of the posts over there and I was afraid to say anything... as I had some of the same questions and they seemed to be reprimanded for their ignorance. So needless to say I felt the warmth here and never looked back. I was one of those "silent" members if you know what I mean. I came here all the time, looked at all the beautiful pictures, read the forums but never posted. I got a LOT of usefull info. But I'm so glad to FINALLY become a member! You guys are great!