I just wanted to let you know how wonderful little Mattie is doing. You definitely saved the best for last, she is the absolute best puppy in the world! She is my little pal and follows me everywhere I go. If I go upstairs she just sits at the bottom of the stairs and waits for me to come back. She's so smart and learns very quickly, she already knows all the basic commands and even some tricks like speak, shake and roll over. We are even starting to do some hunting training and seeing where that takes us. She is learning how to track and is already pretty good at retrieving. She loves retrieving from the lake and is learning how to swim. She has so many cute quirks and always makes us laugh. She's definitely a terrier and has a lot of energy but isn't overly hyper. She loves going on her daily walks or trips to the dog park and is the best hiking partner ever. Mattie is everybody's friend and never met a person or dog she didn't like! She also loves going to visit the barn and does very well around the horses. It's amazing how much she's grown, the last time she was at the vet she weighed 37 pounds and she must be over 40 by now. She is wonderful at the vet, just an all around well behaved puppy. I just can't say enough good things about this dog, she has been so great since day one. Thank you so much for giving Mattie such a great start in life, we couldn't have asked for a better puppy experience!
Here are some pictures from our hiking trip to Grand Marais, MN in late March, and our camping trip just a few weeks ago to Tettegouche State Park in northern MN. The last one is Mattie yesterday at 6 months old, looking pretty after a bath :)
Thanks again! We love Mattie!