As I lost Khaki, my beloved puppy, I was given a new furry friend eleven days after his death. My mom called him Matteo, from the Italian meaning Gift from God. He came at a moment where everybody was still mourning about Khaki and we didn’t expect to find a furry friend anytime soon. Mom was so happy that she named him a gift.
While every being is unique- dogs included- I find it hard not to compare him to Khaki! They are brothers ( mix of a poddle and a labrador mix(dacshund+labrador)). Matteo got born shortly before Khaki died. Khaki’s parents died shortly after that and I rescued Matteo.
He has a labrador phenotype ( Khaki looked more like his Poodle dad). He is obedient, easy-going, sociable, very friendly, affectuous, so hyperactive that he is turbulent (Khaki was turbulent too and very bold). While Khaki was my sister’s big friend, Matteo is my mom’s big love.
I love Matteo. He loves you unconditionally, he brightens your day with his enthusiasm and cheerful habits, he develops friendships, he is docile, smart and independent. I probably gave Khaki more time and attention but I love Matt, my giant puppy.