Mathilda (Matti) was born in February of 2007.
Matti is now 4+3/4 years old.
The message here:
Never give up hope, be patient, they will come!!
You also have to take in consideration, that if you have more than one dog, if they are young, they tear each other those developing fringes out more often, than an older dog, which most likely will play less.