How cute is this?
Willow would sleep in the cage with newly named Mattie (for Mathilda) if we let her!
Who could resist this face?!
Willow and the newly named Mattie (for Mathilda) have become close friends. Mattie wants attention from all the adults, but whenever Willow walks into the room, it is as if Mattie thinks her long lost littermate has show up.
She has a special fondness for pulling on Willow's hair. Willow keeps having to pull it into a ponytail or bun and out of Mattie's way.
She also seems to think that Willow is her chew-toy. Willow doesn't seem to realize that means Mattie thinks that Willow is another pup to play with - Willow needs to discourage her from the nipping, but I think it is interesting that Willow is the only one who gets nipped.
Mattie wants to play with Willow all the time - and when Willow wanted a break, she got up on the sofa, and Mattie was bereft she couldn't reach Willow. She tried jumping up on the sofa a few times but can't do it yet - so she plopped her bum down and started to whimper.
To answer some people's questions - Mattie's tail is naturally docked - her litter had both long tails and no tails. Her mother was 35lbs and her father 40lbs and she was the second smallest in her litter, so I don't see her becoming a huge dog. She weighs about 7lbs right now. She has one blue eye and one green eye.