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  • I can't help but see this as a clear sign of a filthy animal that has nothing but contempt for it's companion people

    • by Stoka

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      It’s not that I don’t like animals. I am a vegan who has cared for just about every animal that you could think of as a pet or through volunteer rescue work.

      I have never been overly keen on small dogs, ever since I was a child and had a few aunties with their little lap companions, always snapping and growling if you ventured too close to their master. It was difficult for me to understand what companionship such dogs could provide. Now that my mother has had a maltese terrier, Tinky, for the past two years my opinion has not altered.

      As a general rule I have always found to be accurate most female animals are cleaner and more easy going - no spaying or marking their territory or trying to defend it through aggression. Tinky is

      extremely aggressive and often for no apparent reason. Not long before turning two Tinky was considered to be an effective alarm system, barking when anyone was approaching the house. Gradually her amount of barking increased to where she is completely outraged by nothing at all - unless she has taken to barking at the wind.

      Besides the near constant headache of barking Tinky gets grudges against people for no apparent reason and will attack them viciously whenever she sees them. Several very nice people who are regular visitors to my mother’s house, who have never done anything to the dog at all can not get through the front door without risk of being bitten. Even my mother who spoils Tinky by her own admission and tries to explain her behavior away as “It’s just how little dogs ...

      • are” has been savagely turned on and come very close to being bitten. Children and other animals are treated in the same way. With Tinky around everyone has to be on constant alert that she may suddenly attack someone and she will especially sneak up and try to bite visitors from behind as they are leaving even if she has ignored them for their entire visit.

        Tinky knows how to do a few tricks and frequently has access to the yard, although she much prefers to spend her time inside the house. Still she makes no effort to go to the toilet outside. Her habit is to come in from outside and then promptly relieve herself on the floor. I can’t help but see this as a clear sign of a filthy animal that has nothing but contempt

        for it’s companion people.

        Another down side to having a maltese terrier is that their coat is like wool and requires regular washing and shaving. This is not an easy task with a dog that has aggression issues. Tinky is professionally done and this is an ongoing expense. Tinky is also a very fussy eater and refuses to eat any form of dog food, regardless of the quality or expense of buying it for her. She only likes people food and is a nuisance whenever someone is eating staring at them and begging at best and growling at them and trying to steal their food at worst.

        Overall my opinion is that maltese terriers are fussy, unpleasant, loud, not good with kids and a bit of a burden around the house since they always need attention and cleaning up after.

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