A puppy named Matilda never stops wagging her tail and gives the best kisses ever. Now, she's finally getting a chance to leave the shelter.
Matilda, who is just a few months old, was found as a stray and brought to the Douglas County Animal Shelter with irritated skin and stomach worms.
To Teresa Bowles-Chiofalo of Pibbles & More Animal Rescue, however, she was "nothing short of perfect," and Teresa knew that she had to save her. She quickly picked up Matilda from the shelter and got her into a foster home.
The whole ride over to the foster home, Matilda couldn't stop wagging her tail with a big smile on her face.
That's not an exaggeration either - Matilda wagged her tail for the whole half hour car ride. There were several times when Teresa had to pull over for a cuddle session.
Now, the puppy is happily living with her foster mom, Kerrie Rich. Kerrie says Matilda has adjusted very well. Apparently, she gives the sweetest kisses and has an adorable bark that she uses to get the other dogs in the house to pay attention to her.
And her tail? "She wags her tail so hard that she walks crooked," says Kerrie.
The only time the Matilda wasn't happy was when Kerrie tried to put a collar on her. She really wasn't a fan, so she goes collarless.
Kerrie believes it may be because of the skin infection Matilda suffered from early on in life and will possibly try to put a collar on her again a little later on. She'll also be up for adoption as soon as her skin is feeling better. Kerrie knows it'll be hard to give her up, but that's what being a foster mom means.
"Once one pup is adopted, it opens a space at my house to save another, which opens another spot at the shelter," she explains.
Until that day, however, she's determined to enjoy every moment she has with Matilda and her non-stop wagging tail.
Unfortunately, it does seem that Matilda is a little bit camera shy, evading every attempt that Kerrie makes to get her perpetual tail wag on tape. "As soon as I pick up my phone, she runs right at me," she says.