Rosey-Tulip is the only maltese here.   
When she was two days old her breeder
brought her to me to tube-feed her.  We
took her to the vet who diagnosed a small
cleft palet.  Doc said she would have to
be tube fed for three months until she got
big enough for a repair.  Her breeder
decided to give her to me for care and
would help sell her when she was
repaired.  Rosey had three surgeries and
still has a small hole and lip cleft. Sooooo
She was never sold and lives here with
the rest of us.