Valletta is off to the groomer's for her first "puppy cut". Fortunately, while I was there dropping her off (with tons of photos to give the groomer), she was cutting a Havanese (a breed which I adore almost as much as the Maltese). It was the perfect puppy cut, without being too long or too short. Kind of like a 5 month old malt's hair! The same person has been clipping her on a regular basis, so I am confident that she will come back looking adorable. I am not sure my family will speak to me, but since no one else was willing to take the time twice a day to brush her and comb her, and since it is getting so hot here, I thought this would be an all around better option. And if I really don't care for it, the good thing is that it will grow back. She is supposed to be done by 2:00 this afternoon, so I'll post photos soon. Just so everyone knows, her hair is much longer than in her avatar or signature photos. Not quite as long as JMM's, but almost! So it will be a big change. I am sure her weight will drop by a few ounces too...she has a ton of hair.