Monday, December 14, 2009

Cuteness Overload

How cute is this?

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Willow would sleep in the cage with newly named Mattie (for Mathilda) if we let her!

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Who could resist this face?!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

12 comments:

Melyssa R said...

Very sweet! What a cute pup. Congrats! I remember when we got Daphne, she only nipped on Bren too and to this day she interacts with her differently than me or Tom, like she is a peer and not an authority figure.

Zonda said...

Oh so cute! Yikes on the hair chewing though, it must hurt ;)

Looks like she's settling in well though!

Shan said...

ditto to Melyssa R - my dog tries to assert himself over my youngest child, too. She's a littermate to him. Luckily he's a Shetland Sheepdog and not a naturally dominant breed!

SO CUTE by the way.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

The cuteness is killing me here!! I want puppy!!!!!!!!!!!! So cute!

Bezzie said...

Waltzing Matilda!

My god, how CUTE are they?!

Anonymous said...

Dear Jo and Willow, Cuter than cute!!! What could the #1 Dog lover Auntie say? Love Auntie Daryth.

Lee said...

How much cuteness can you stand?

kemtee said...

OMG. That's great. That made my morning.

Suna said...

Just keep posting more photos of Mattie. Wow, that is the best kind of cuteness overload! She's darling, and so is Willow with her.

Batty said...

Mattie is incredibly adorable! I couldn't resist those eyes, either. So happy she and Willow have bonded. There's something special about the relationship between a kid and her dog.

I cut my hair when we got our cats. Turns out, they ate it. Wasn't good for them -- my hair was a couple of feet long.

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful! Gonna be big!

freshisle said...

Totally adorable!