We've had Matilda for a month now. She has just fit right into our family. We all love having her around. She is quite entertaining and frequently makes us laugh. We are still working on the biting, which is getting a lot better, and the potty training... Generally she just makes us all happy, including my proclaimed "non-dog person" husband.
Josh spends his early mornings with Tilly. Lets her out of her crate, feeds her, takes her out, wrestles with her, and they have started jogging together. It's pretty cute to listen in on their activities. Tilly is very fond of Josh and I would be hard pressed to believe he doesn't recipricate. She even pitched in to help him on his Home Theater Computer. They are a cute duo.
Tilly's growing like a weed! It's amazing how fast that happens. I'd guess she is close to 11lbs now and we've had to loosen her collar. I think she will eventually end up bigger than we thought/were told, but I have no regrets. I think she's a perfect fit for our family.
She can sit, fetch, release her toys, go IN, and "go out" meaning potty. She's a smart girl when you can keep her focused long enough to care. She loves playing with the boys. They run around the main floor and Tilly chases the boys cutting corners and surprising them and barking. It makes for a pretty crazy house (my mom with vouch to that, she's heard it over the phone) and very funny to watch. She likes ice cubes and will bat them around the floor and chew on them. She also has radar for Bunny and Brownie, Elijah and Sam's precious stuffed animals. She knows she's not supposed to but whenever she gets a chance she will run off with them but easily surrenders them. Tilly will also bat around egg shell halves and carry them in her mouth, often covering her nose. Pretty funny to watch.
Tilly will crawl under the couch on the main floor (our old love seat from our college days - WEIRD to say that!). She will pop out and jump at the boys. I don't know how much longer she will be able to get under there. It's becoming a tight squeeze.