Emma is an adorable 11-year-old Maltese/Yorkie mix. At first glance she looks all Maltese, but you can see a tiny bit of that Yorkie in her ears when they’re in their alert position. Even though she’s nearly deaf, our biggest challenge wasn’t getting her to look at us, but trying to get some images where she wasn’t in someone’s lap! Whenever her mom or dad would sit down, she would immediately drop whatever she was doing and hop into their lap or snuggle against them – what an amazing bond they have.

She loves to play ball, so one of her favorite games is having her mom and dad sit at opposite ends of the hallway, and they roll a ball back and forth for her. Even at 11, she runs as fast as any puppy – I couldn’t believe how spry she was. She loves carrots, sleeping on the back of the couch, and carrying her favorite toys around in her mouth. Isn’t she a sweetheart?