Mattie Mattie
Mattie came to live with me at the end of May 2008. She is such a loving and well behaved dog, I can't understand why her previous caregivers gave her up to a shelter. As soon as I sit down on the sofa, she's there on my lap. She greets everyone with a lick. I saw a sign once that read, "Beware of dog. He can't hold his licker." That's Mattie. When the alarm goes off in the morning, and I put my feet down on the floor, she's right there licking my knees. That's her morning greeting.

We had a little problem with her adjusting to the cat when she first joined our family, but they get along ok now. I would'nt say Mattie likes the cat, but she tolerates him. Mattie helps me keep in shape because she loves to go for walks. We walk twice every day, no matter what the weather. I take her for a walk before I go to work in the morning, and again after I get home from work in the evening. She loves the snow and the cold. She has a very thick coat of fur. She's not fond of the summer heat, so I get her trimmed each year at the beginning of Summer. I've included pictures of her with her winter coat and summer haircut.