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Old 11-10-2012, 01:02 AM   #41 (permalink)
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One more would be nice...if I had a Maltese that actually liked sharing my attention. LOL

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:15 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Summergirl73 View Post
I would have 2, but I would foster MANY .
ME TOO!!! Well, I have 2 now... kinda want a 3rd maybe someday... but when we buy a house, I definitely want to foster..

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by shellbeme View Post
I forgot to mention expense. It gets very real the more pooches you have. DH wants a THIRD dog, a larger one, and if he wants one he can have one but I have told him, we can not afford to feed fromm four star to two little dogs and one large one.

And then there are the vet bills for a third dog, and hw meds and flea/tick meds-and treats. I like feeding canned food too-and that adds up, especially with more than one. So it's totally ok if you are prepared to handle everything that comes with it, you just got to think it through and make sure it's want you want
Great point, Shelly!

Since so many of you who posted in this thread have young Maltese, you have yet to experience how expensive they can be as they get older especially if they didn't come from a reputable breeder. The last five years of Lady's life I was spending $4-$5,000 a year on vet bills to treat her many health issues. That was a "good" year with only one emergency that required hospitalization. I didn't have insurance for her and it all came out of my pocket. Lady was worth every penny, but I am so glad I didn't have another Maltese and have to decide her vet care based upon my ability to pay.

Bailey came from a great breeder so hopefully he won't have the vet bills Lady did, but senior bloodwork, thyroid panels and yearly dentals are still costly.

I also like the one on one relationship. I miss having a girl for the girly things sometimes, but not enough to get another one. If I had two I think I would leave them home together instead of taking them with me. I love Bailey's company whether we walk the trails or go to Hobby Lobby!
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:26 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Honestly , if I could, I would have a housefull.
I don't have any skin children, maybe that's why.

I have 3 now, and it's heaven. It is the most amazing thing to see, their own little personalities, no matter what the day brings, the 3 of them, just make me smile and warm my heart and each get their one on one time.

Yes, I did notice I have to order food more often, gosh does Ana love to eat, and I am sure there are other expenses.

But I feel so blessed.

Who else will love you so unconditionally,I just can't explain it.

I would LOVE to add just one more....a little boy.

They are my world.

I did have one at one time, my sweet Kara (RIP) and felt just as blessed.

But to have the 3 , gosh what a blessing.

And they are so good, funny, full of love, so in tune with you.

I guess to summarize, I just feel so blessed.

Oh having one, is a dream, truly.

Having 3 for me and hubby, they really are our kids.

They come first no matter what.

I guess, no matter, if you have one, or more, we all are just so blessed.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:27 AM   #45 (permalink)
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I got my 3rd this year..and I am so happy to have 3! If I could have more, I wouldn't, because there is no way I could give more than 3 all of the love and attention they deserve..3 is my "comfort level."
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:45 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Two is my limit---I only have 2 arms! I travel a lot, out of necessity and for work, and most airlines allow you to have two. Liesl is more like 5-6 in one little body & voice! I am really, really glad we have her (as is Kitzel) and would not give her up for the moon. Our house would be WAY too quiet!
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