This is just a short tribute to my childhood companion on the occasion of her passing. Thank you so much for taking the time to celebrate her with me!
Matilda - Tilly
I know we didn't have much in common, you enjoyed rolling in rotten things, and I enjoy being clean, you enjoyed sunbathing and I would rather read in the shade, you enjoyed sloppy kisses and I prefer cuddling, you hated the mailman, and I rather enjoy getting mail. At the beach you would try to find dead birds to eat, and I would try to find sand dollars. Nevertheless, thanks for being a part of many adventures and memories and giving us your unconditional affection, companionship and sass. You were so patient through 16 sets of overly eager little kid hands. (Possibly because you knew that they drop a lot more food at dinner time.) And you always overcame your fidgety habits to take care of any one of us who was sick. You were our first and only Ruffian Princess.
We will miss you lots.