Matty - In Loving Memory

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Home:Canal Winchester, Bellaire, C, OH  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Sha-matta, Matty-O, Maa naa naa, Maa Naa Maa Naa (Mahna Mahna)

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

February 15th 1996

Treats from Kilo's K-9 Kitchen!!

Miss Pickles, loud noises, and when she can't find her mom (even if she is only in the bathroom!)

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Favorite Food:
Chicken, Meaty Wraps, and Sweet Potatoes!

Favorite Walk:
Backyard, and any walks with Megan

Best Tricks:
Jump and twist, shake hands, army crawl...oh, and she can hummmmm!

Arrival Story:
Matty just showed up outside of our house one day in the middle of winter when I had locked myself out of my car in my driveway (while it was still running)! We played until my mom came home to let me in. I fed her and snuck her inside until mom said we could keep her!

Matty was very timid when she first arrived. It appeared thaty she had been abused by whoever had her first. She was very thin. Her jaw bone looked like it had been broken and she was missing almost all of her lower teeth on one side. She also had a sharp bend in her tail which was very sensitive for her. We're not sure what happened to poor Matty, but she definitely needed to find her "forever home"...and fast! She is such a loving dog--eager to please, and we can't understand how anyone could hurt such a wonderful creature. We have had Matty as a part of our family since 1998 and we just love her so much! We took her to the vet and he said she was probably kicked in the head, which resulted in a broken jaw and tooth loss. She was healed by the time we found her and didn't need much medical treatment...just LOTS of LOVE!!! She does just fine with the teeth she still has, and gets all the food, love, and attention she could ever want! We love our Matty girl!

Forums Motto:
I finally got my wings.

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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 12th 2007 More than 9 years!

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The ramblings of a neurotic mutt....

Learning to fly...

January 7th 2008 10:04 am
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Dear Diary,

Okay, these wings are not as easy to use as I initially thought. While they are big and beautiful, I am a very clumsy mutt! I figured I'd stick to just walking and running for the first few days...
Hard to believe, but I even had trouble without trying to fly! I made myself a nice peanut butter sandwich for lunch the other day, and when I turned around to grab my glass of milk, I knocked over the peanut butter sandwich with my wing. And of course...I got peanut butter all over my new wings!
Lucky for me, everyone loves a girl who smells delicious!

On a more serious note, even though I am having a wonderful time here, I know my Mommy misses me so much. I often look down thru the clouds to check on Mommy, and I see her holding my ashes and crying. She tells me every day how much she misses me, and how much she loves me.
I long for the day when we can be together again. I will faithfully wait for my Mommy so we can cross the Bridge into Heaven together.


Well, I finally got my wings...

December 30th 2007 3:46 pm
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Hi everyone. Thank you all so much for the paw mail and rosettes. They made me feel so loved. I went to the Rainbow Bridge today. When I passed at 12:43am this morning, my loved ones were with me. My Mommy was hugging me and holding my paws as I took my last breaths. Kilo's Mommy (Megan) even came back home to see me.

As you all know, I was having a really hard time yesterday. Around 2:00pm I fell down and couldn't pick myself back up. My Mommy tried so hard to help me, even bringing me food and water. After about 2 hours, I seemed to settle down and Mommy thought I was taking a snooze. Mommy called her daughter Megan (Kilo's Mommy) and asked if she would mind coming home to help me get around. When Megan got here, my eyes were only partly open, but I could hear her and smell her. She got down onto the floor and layed with me and petted me. I wagged my tail because I knew that she had come to see me.
I think I must have had a stroke earlier that day because I really couldn't move--couldn't even pick my head up or open my eyes. Megan carried me into my bed and put my blankie on me too. I was breathing so heavily, and my lungs sounded so congested (probably the congestive heart failure from the earlier heart attack). My Mommy and Megan kept telling me how much they loved me and what a wonderful doggy I was. They slept in the living room with me--my bed in the middle, Mommy in her chair, and Megan on the couch. Something made Megan wake up about 12:30 am and she just stayed awake watching me. Then she woke Mommy up and told her that she thought this was it. They both hugged me and loved me as I passed on to the Rainbow Bridge 13 minutes later.
I feel so wonderful not having any pain. I know it broke my Mommy's heart that I had to go, but I promised her that I would be there waiting for her in Heaven, watching over her. I truly loved being her best friend.


Thank you my dear friends..

December 29th 2007 12:24 pm
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Thank you all so much for your kind words. I cannot tell you how much your thoughts and prayers mean to me and my family.
Mom tried to take me to the vet, but they said that they would want to keep me for a few days for observation. The problem is that there will be no one to take care of me there since they are closed on the weekend and for the holiday on Monday and Tuesday. Mom couldn't stand the thought of me locked in a cage, scared and alone for days.
Mommy thinks I might have had a heart attack when I was chasing that bunny, because I am feeling worse and worse. I can't walk right now. I fell down and Mom helped me back up but I cannot go very far. I am so weak and out of breath. Mommy made me some special hamburger (my favorite) but I could only eat about three teaspoonfulls. I can't stop panting--it is so hard to even lay here. Mommy keeps offering me water. She has brought me food and water, but I won't eat or drink. My family's hearts are breaking.

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