I just wanted to send along a quick
update on “Janet Jackson”. We’ve since changed her name—we thought a new
Forever Home should mean a new start—her name is now Matilda, (though
sometimes she is Matilda Brown and sometimes Tilly).
Matilda is doing very well. She is a neighborhood favorite—getting
compliments from almost everyone we see on our walks. She enjoys the
evenings the best, because while she gets walked 3-4 times a day, the
evenings are her “long walk” time where we go to the park for an hour or so.
The park keeps her nose working that’s for sure!
Matilda has also been on my In-laws' sailboat (only docked though), she’s
been to a local Farmer’s Market, and has had a swim in the Bay; and we’re
hoping to go to the beach one of these weekends.
She is enrolled in doggy class at PetSmart and is doing well—the trainer can’t get over how far she has come—not that she was bad, she means more so in
her personality. She says every week she sees a new Matilda—more confident
and more relaxed. It really is true though-- It’s so great seeing how she
has changed over the few weeks we’ve had her. She went from a dog that didn’t really trust people giving her a hug, to a dog that will let us bear hug
her. She has also gone from a dog that wouldn’t roll onto her back for a
belly scratch to one that will roll over first thing in the morning for one!
She is the silliest dog we’ve had and it is so much fun to see what she
does. Our favorite is what we call “the 45”…if she hears a noise she doesn’t know she turns her head to a 45-degree angle and raises her eyebrows as if
to say “huh?!”
Everyone in our family that has met her loves her and she loves them too.
It’s so wonderful to come home and have her there waiting for us—she smiles
a lot and because of that we smile a lot too!
We’ll send more updates along in the future. Thank you so very much for
allowing us to adopt Matilda—she is a great joy in our home. It’s hard to
think of our lives without her now—she fits in so very well with us. Truly
Danielle and Steve Crane
And Matilda, too!