2/1/2000 - 9/23/2016Matilda was a very special cat, a social butterfly, a real cuddle bug. Her Animal Humane profile said "very friendly, sweet cat", and truer words were never written. She had the most wonderful personality, and when friends visited she made sure to personally greet them. At our annual Halloween party, she was the center of attention, going from lap to lap and charming even "non-cat" people. She loved to cuddle with me and watch movies, and every night she slept right next to me. I loved how she wrapped her paws around me and clung to me like a little monkey. When Matilda was fourteen years old, she had her first stroke. When I took her for her MRI, the specialist paused during her examination and told the vet tech, "This is the sweetest cat that has ever been here". She recovered, but she had several more small strokes. A tough little girl, she continued to be my best friend and confidant. At age sixteen after all the strokes and some other health problems, we realized it was time to let her go. It was very hard, because I knew they broke the mold when they made Matilda. There will never be another like her, and I will carry her in my heart forever. Thank you, sweet kitty, for sharing your incredible life with me, and for making me so happy.Debbie MilesAlbuquerque, New MexicoSeptember 28, 2016
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They say memories are golden, well maybe that is true.
We never wanted memories, we only wanted you.
A million times we needed you, a million times we cried.
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
In Loving Memory of Matilda
Cheryl Olsen - October 17, 2016
We will all miss you, sweet Matilda. You have a special place in our hearts..Lucille Alston - October 16, 2016
Matilda was such a loving kitty. She came down to lay in my lap and talk to me a few days before I had surgery. She knew instinctively where I was hurting. She always came down to greet us when we visited. We loved her and will miss her.Roberta Roozen - October 15, 2016
Rest in peace, sweet Matilda. You brought so much joy and love to everyone you met. ❤️Erin Deveau - September 28, 2016

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