|SEPTEMBER 1999 | Subscribers: 3,705 | Issue No: 015 - 15th Edition | 1999© All Rights Reserved|
DEDICATED TO PEOPLE IN RESCUE
BUDDY'S GOSSIP COLUMN
MONEY SAVING TIPS ON VET BILLS WITHOUT COMPROMISING CARE
ASK THE DOG TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
OFFICIAL DOG ENTHUSIAST'S DON'T LIST
REMINDERS ABOUT OBEDIENCE
CELEBRITY MALTESE OF THE MONTH
NEW ADDITIONS TO PHOTO ALBUM
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE FAMILY
LIBBY'S CHATROOM SCHEDULE
BUSTERS PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
JUST FOR FUN
BAMBI'S "PUP-POURRI" OF DOG TRIVIA
SMILES FROM OUR WHITE FURBABIES
Fur...can't live with it...can't live without it! You will find that you have a few unhappy fur incidents this month...You'll think, "Where is that person with the brush lately?! Don't they realize what I'm going through?" Before the month is over, you will know just how painful gum or candy can be..
Happy Birthday from MalteseOnly
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Happy Belated Birthdays
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Nanette Marsh who lost her Teddy Bear Bernie and Ginny who lost Lady Di Andy DiGenova who lost his Sammi Ana Lopez-Clarke who lost Yuppie
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"Can Your Dog?"
Submitted by DebbieB
Submitted by Cathy Brown
We called him "Rags." He was just a cur,
And all that he got was bones and bread,
And Rags got home with the regiment,
But we mustered out, some to beer and gruel,
One day they took us budding MD's
They had one animal tacked and tied
I stopped to look like the rest, of course,
It was Rags, yes Rags! Who was martyred there,
And I was no better in part nor whole
Well ! I have seen men go to courageous death,
And if there is no heaven for love like that,
Reasons why it's great to be a dog
No one expects you to take a bath every day.
Your friends never expect you to pay for lunch, dinner or anything else for that matter.
When it's raining, you can lie around the house all day and never worry about being fired.
If it itches, you can reach it.
No matter what itches, no one is offended if you scratch it in public.
It doesn't bother you if your favorite television show is a rerun.
You can wear a fur coat and no one thinks you're insensitive.
April 15 means nothing to you.
People at drive-through windows never charge you for treats.
Your friends don't think less of you for passing gas.
A rawhide bone can entertain you for hours.
No one gets mad at you if you fall asleep while they're talking.
As an adult, it's ok if you haven't amounted to anything except being a dog.
The older you get, the more people respect you.
You can sleep late every day.
If you grow hair in weird places, no one notices.
You never get in trouble for putting your head in a stranger's lap.
There's no such thing as bad food.
You don't have to worry about good table manners.
Someone else combs your hair.
People think you're normal if you stick your head out the window to feel the wind in your hair.
You're always excited to see the same old people.
Having big feet is considered an asset.
If you gain weight, it's someone else's fault.
Everything smells good to you
A garbage can is a fast-food stop.
No one tells you to wipe your nose because it's wet.
No matter where you live, you own the place.
Your mate never complains because you whine.
Puppy love can last
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
One afternoon, I was in the backyard hanging the laundry when an old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home. But when I walked into the house, he followed me, sauntered down the hall and fell asleep in a corner. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back. He resumed his position in the hallway and slept for an hour. This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: "Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap." The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar: "He lives in a home with ten children - he's trying to catch up on his sleep." -------------------- Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
One afternoon, I was in the backyard hanging the laundry when an old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home. But when I walked into the house, he followed me, sauntered down the hall and fell asleep in a corner. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back. He resumed his position in the hallway and slept for an hour.
This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: "Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap." The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar: "He lives in a home with ten children - he's trying to catch up on his sleep."
WHERE THE DOG AND CAT CAME FROM
A newly discovered chapter in the Book of Genesis has
provided the answer to the question: "Where do pets come from?"
Adam said, "Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with
me every day. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and
it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me." And God
said, "No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be
with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you.
Regardless of how unlovable you may be, this new companion will
accept you as you are & will love you as I do."
And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And
it was a good animal. And God was pleased. And the new animal was
pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail. And Adam said,
"Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I
cannot think of a name for this new animal."
And God said,"No problem! Because I have created this new
animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a
reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG." And Dog lived
with Adam and was a companion to him and loved him. And Adam was
comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and
wagged his tail.
After a while, it came to pass that Adam's guardian angel
came to the Lord and said,"Lord, Adam has become filled with pride.
He struts and preens like peacock and he believes he is worthy of
adoration. Dog has indeed taught him that he is loved, but perhaps
And God said,"No problem! I will create for him a companion
who will be with him forever and who will see him as he is. The
companion will remind him of his limitations, so he will know that he
is not always worthy of adoration."
And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam. And Cat would
not obey Adam. And when Adam gazed into Cat's eyes, he was reminded
that he was not the supreme being. And Adam learned humility.
And God was pleased..
And Adam was greatly improved.
And Dog was happy..
And the cat didn't give a sh*t one way or the other.
Much of a dog's behavior is inherited rather than learned. Take for example the fact that a dog tends to circle around several times before laying down on its bed. In reality, this is how wolves trample leaves or grass before lying down.
However mournful the look your Maltese gives you, don't give in to begging for food. Treats should only be given for a job well done; and a dog must learn to eat its own food.
Submitted by Christina and "Kabuki"
Question: Who does a male dog go camping with?
"SMILES FROM OUR WHITE FURBABIES" Question : What is the most important thing in life your Maltese gives to you? Answer: Unconditional love, companionship and support.
My name is Misa Dunkel and the love of my life is Mikey Hale. Oh, there is also my fiancÚ, Fred Hale. I had so many questions about Maltese when I got Mikey. Thanks to your website, many anxieties were dispelled. I never knew what a wonderful breed Maltese were! Mikey named himself when I was filling out his paperwork during purchase. He sat in front of me on the counter quietly sniffing around when I noticed a large corner of a form was missing. He cheerfully swallowed it as my hand went to his mouth. My mother was with me and exclaimed, "Hey, Mikey...he eats anything!" I took him to our newly built home of 1 month. There, he cheerfully ate our oak trim, my expensive leather shoes (he left the cheap ones alone) and my leather belts. In our desperate attempt to curb his eating habits, we tried a "cure" of sprinkling cayenne pepper on things he should not eat. Mikey simply ADORES cayenne pepper, Tabasco sauce and anything else that is spicy. Thank goodness he outgrew his name. Sorry to have gotten wrapped up in telling you Mikey stories (seems to happen alot with me!) I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoy Maltese Only site and to say that we look forward to many more pictures in your photo album. Thanks again!
CADEAU D'AMOUR'S NO MORZ
I'm one sore little "puppy" tonight. I thought I could trust Mom and Dad, but this morning when they put me in the big grey van I trembled and hid my head under Dad's "wing." (I was trying to hide so no one could see me!)
I knew it! We stopped over at that place I don't like.....4419 Mt. Vernon Road SE. Mom and Dad left me and the first thing I knew I was getting a shot and that's all I remember for a long time. When I woke up I was sore and couldn't even stand up. A little later I stood up and "things" hurt. In fact I hurt all over.
Mom and Dad came and picked me up at 5 p.m. and I cry when I'm moved around because I have some "ouchies." I went in there this morning feeling like a "Big Bad Bear" and I came out feeling like a BearyAnne (I think they they're trying to make a sissy out of me...next thing I know I'll have a "PINK" ribbon in my hair..so disgusting!)They brought me home and Tiffy met me at the front door. Mom set me on the floor on a pretty towel and Tiffy came over and sympathized with me and my condition. In fact Tiffy came over and gave me one "lick-lick" first time Tiffy has ever kissed me...that was the only good thing about this day! I'm a pathetic looking little thing, my spirit is shot! I haven't even barked yet...I'm just too sore! I look like I'm ready to go into to the boxing ring, both of my front paws are all wrapped up in bandages...(the Doc took off my dewclaws), and I've got stitches down (you know where...in two places). Doc told Mom and Dad that I should not lick the stitches, so far I'm being good about that.
Mom has antibiotics to give me morning and night for ten days, and then in two weeks I go back to my Doc and get my stitches out. It's a tough life! It's sure nice having Tiffy worry about me though...she knows that these surgeries are tough on a guy. Sorry to "whine" without offering you cheese. Love, Cadeau D'Amour (BearyAnne)
Submitted by Susan Pennypacker-Sophies mom
I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I enjoy MO. I am a new maltese mommie and will forever be a malte-maniac. I rescued our new little bundle of joy from and uncaring breeder (I use the term loosly). Little Sophie was being starved and kept in a terribly dirty cage. Her crime, a serious heart murmur that would prevent her from being breeding stock or saleable. I took one look into her precious little face and promptly fell in love. My husband was another story. She had to win him over. We have three sons and another dog. He didnt see puppy in our future. It took exactly 1 day! What an operator! We have had Sophie for a week and she is the queen of our home. Although we dont have any guarentees as to how long she will be with us, I see each day as a blessing. Thank you again for such an informative and fun source of maltese information!
Submitted by Mary Harrigan
It's been a year now since I was blessed with my first-ever dog and I sit here in amazement pondering all that I've learned. I've learned that sometimes a year seems like forever and sometimes like just yesterday. I've learned that I can adjust my lifestyle to accept and welcome the responsibilities that come with having a dog. I've learned that gentle words softly spoken are much more effective than loud harsh words will ever be. I've learned patience and forgiveness. Things don't always go my way, and accidents happen. I've learned some housekeeping skills -- the importance of emptying wastebaskets every morning, and how to use a scrub brush on the floor after a winter week of snowy, muddy paws. I've learned how to budget money, always setting some aside for the doggy account. I've learned that I have a creative side for making things -- doggy beds, topknot pillows, quilted blankets and winter coats. I've learned to appreciate my long commute to work, giving me the time to make some of those things and to read all the dog information I can get hold of. I've learned some technical skills, too. I can surf the net and be lucky enough to find sites like Malteseonly.com and the shelter where my puppies came from. I've learned that adding a puppy to the family didn't put me over the edge. And I've learned that adding a third brought a balance I never would have hoped for. I've learned how to roll on the floor, sit in the grass, and use my camera again. I've learned how to ask for help when I need it and how to graciously accept it when offered. I've learned that I need to work on tempering my judgments and softening my opinions. I've learned that Silence Is Golden and hope that someday the dogs will learn this too. I've learned that I am still and always learning. I've learned about the grief that comes with having lost my little Spencer and I've learned that warm memories help to ease the pain and fill the void. I've learned to be thankful for what I have. I've learned about the joy of giving hugs and the pleasure of receiving kisses. And I've learned how important it is everyday to say "I Love You."
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