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Memories of Matty
Dear Matty,
Today 12/14/2016 you went to the Rainbow Bridge. It was so heartbreaking I can barely breathe.m Only one week ago illness struck you, and it went by in the blink of an eye. We tried everything to save you my Baby Boy, had you at the best hospital with the best specialist vets. But that wasn't enough to save you. It was like you were holding on while being hospitalized, so that you can come home one last time. My lover boy, At least you were home for one last night, and we did your favorite things. We laid on the bed with you tucked next to me, while you purred, like always. we played with your favorite toy string and your chin rubber. You even summoned the strength to try and jump up on your window. You also laid with Daddy and looked so happy. Then the 3 of us laid together, with you between us, which you love to do, and you were happily purring. Later you started the struggle and we knew it was time, we had to make the very hard decision. But you laid in the comforting arms of mine, with Daddy next to you, in your favorite blanket, with your string, and it was painless. You purred just a little. I'm so glad you're not suffering anymore, it's too hard to watch you struggle. How I wish I can turn back time, just to see you happy and healthy once again.
Now you are at Rainbow Bridge with our other beloved cats. Patches, Fluffy, Burger, BiBi, Jamie, Feral, and our outside cats. You will no longer be in pain or feel bad, even though the illness only happened a week ago, now you are painless and happy again.
You were the BEST cat in the world, my heart is breaking in tiny pieces that only you can keep whole again. I raised you and your brother as babies, and you were the most loving cat that ever was! Never had I felt such love, you are a part of me, and you are my child! You greeted me everyday when I came home by the door, and rolled over on the floor in happiness. You couldn't wait to lay on me on the couch, tucked under my arm, draped over me like a scarf, or right on my chest so you can give me kisses. Oh those kisses! You loved giving them, and when we leaned down you knew to lean up and kiss us. Sometimes when me and you laid in bed and Daddy went to work, he would lean down to kiss me, and you would steal the first kiss! You were the cutest thing ever! We have so many cute memories of you, your string that you bought around in your mouth to us, crying all the way. You would bring it and wait for us to throw it. Sometimes we would find it in an empty food dish or dry food bowl, you were letting us know it's time to feed. Or you running downstairs at top speed, only landing in the middle stair and using that energy to bounce all the way across the room and onto the armchair. You were an amazing athlete! Jumping from the floor on top of the 6 foot wardrobe, all the time. Even the week before you got sick you did that. And you were always Mama's Boy, always following me around, and when it was time to go up to bed I would call Matty, and you would trail after me and tuck yourself right in next to me. Purring, and giving me kisses, and putting your check next to mine to fall asleep. Those were your happiest times, being in bed with me. I'm glad we were able to spend so much time doing that in the last few months. You were also the only cat that loved being cradled like a baby. You really were like a baby, that's why you are my MaMa's Boy, my son. I have so many more memories of you, my sweetest, and I will write them all down.
Know that Mommy and Daddy love you more than anything in the world, and because of you, our lives were made so much richer and fuller because of you my Baby Boy! You were the most beautiful cat, so pretty as some people said. Such a handsome boy! Never have I met a cat like you, that loved the way you did, and showed so much affection to me. I'm so sad, it's hard to have words describe it. But I know you are happy and healthy again, and I know part of you is still here with us. Here is a big bunch of kisses from me and Daddy, that we send from here to Rainbow Bridge, we know you are catching them and sending it back to us! You will always be here with us my Matty, my Mama's Boy, my Baby Boy and my Lover Boy! You will
Forever be in our heart, and we will honor you and keep you alive in memories! Miss you so much it hurts. You are my best friend, my beautiful handsome Mama's boy!
Love Always,
Mommy

12/15/16
Dearest Matty, it's only been one day since you went to Rainbow Bridge. I am completely heartbroken and devastated. You were my child, who I raised as a bottle baby along with your brother Ralphy. I miss you so much my little prince! It's hard being at home because everywhere I go, I see the spots you used to be in. It's hard to lay in bed without you besides me. Those were such happy times, and I really wish I can turn back time to just have another moment with you. I miss your innocent and wonderous eyes looking up at me, and always leaning up to give me a kiss. I cherish those moments and kisses in my heart forever. You'll always be Mama's Boy, my little Prince Matty, our Baby Boy. I feel your presence still here my baby, and I know you wouldn't want me to be so sad all the time. You were always the comforting one when I'm sad. You were so sensitive to my feelings. You always knew when I was sad and you laid on me right Arya to confront me. Sometimes Daddy and I would get into a fight, and you always ran back and forth between the two of us, and cried to us to stop. You were so sensitive to our feelings, just like a child that wanted parents to stop fighting. Daddy says you enhanced our lives, and you always comforted him everyday by laying on him and giving him kisses. You are the best boy, such a good boy, never did anything wrong and I always put you on a pedestal. I love you my baby boy, always and forever you will be here, in my heart.
Love Always,
Mommy

12/17/16 Dear Matty, it began to snow very heavily tonight. The starkness of the white blanket that covered our neighborhood was beautiful to see, yet the quietness of the snowfall make me very sad. It feels so lonely in this world without you. Even though I have Daddy, and the other cats, life without you will never be the same. I constantly thought of you while being at work. I decided to work to distract myself, and it felt OK to be preoccupied. Coming home was hard because I didn't get to see your cute face greet me by the door, giving me a kiss or rolling over in happiness. I can only imagine you doing so today. I like to think a part of you is still here with us in this house. I bought 3 locket brooches today, and I will be putting your photos in them, this way I can have you with me always. I miss you so my Baby Boy, you are the best boy in the whole wide world, and you will
Always be in my heart!
Love you to pieces,
Mommy
12/19/16 Dear Matty, I just did the Monday Candle Ceremony for you, because I might have to work later tonight and wanted to do the tribute now. I love you so much baby boy and miss you so terribly. Today I went to Homegoods and bought a lot of photo frames and put up a lot of pictures of you that Daddy printed out. I felt so very alone in a store full of holiday shoppers. But when I got home and put up your photos I feel a little better, because I can see you everywhere now again. I will be going to buy more frames too, we have a lot of really nice photos of you. I can see you looking up in some of the photos and ready to kiss me, you sweet boy. I miss those kisses so much, and can imagine them in my mind. Today also the Christmas ornament I ordered for you came in, but we don't have a tree still. I will try to get a tree if I don't work tonight. I didn't want to get one this year since you just went to the Rainbow Bridge, but I remembered how much you loved the tree. You would go underneath it and play, and I always got you and the other cats a lot of presents. When it was Christmas Day, you and Ralphy would gather around the tree with me to open your presents. Toys and treats and catnip. You always enjoyed them so much, and I have a few pictures of you and Ralphy under the tree. You also loved the bows for all the presents, and would often chew them up before it was Christmas. I love you so much my silly baby boy! Mama misses you so so much. I'm sending you kisses from here to rainbow bridge, have fun up there and visit us often.
Love you always,
Mommy
12/21/16
Dearest Matty, today it's been one week since you went to Rainbow Bridge. We miss you and love you so much! It seems so short yet forever since you went, it feels like time is standing still. Daddy and I both agree that we still feel you with us here at home. I look at all your spots you love, and think of memories of us being together. Dave is sick now, he might have Diabetes, I hope he starts to feel better, we have to take him back to the vet for another test. Tomorrow is also BiBi's 2 year anniversary at Rainbow Bridge. I know you guys are all there being happy and healthy and playing with each other. Me and Daddy send you all kisses and hugs. We love you so so much, and I can see you looking up at me with your little face, ready to kiss me. Miss you so much my baby boy, my MaMa's boy!
Love you to pieces,
Mommy
12/25/16 Dearest Matty, Merry Christmas my baby boy! On Christmas Eve we were able to bring you home, that's all I wanted for Christmas. They gave us a nice urn for you and I put your photo in it, and your name is engraved on it. We also got your Pawprints as an ornament, that we put on the Christmas tree. Last night I decided to put up the tree for you. I really didn't have the Christmas spirit this year because of your passing, but I remembered how much you loved the tree each year. I also wanted to put up a special photo ornament of you. So I did all of that, and wrapped up presents for you and the other cats, then in the morning we got the call that you were ready to be picked up. I'm so glad you're home now with us. The tree looks very nice, and I put pictures of you under the tree, a few of them are actually of you taken under the tree. I hope you have a nice Christmas, and enjoy the special toys I got you. Have a big feast at Rainbow Bridge with our other beloved cats. Mommy and Daddy love and miss you so much! We know you will always be here with us. I miss your constant cuddles and kisses with me. You're always in my heart my baby boy! Love always, Mommy
12/28/16 Dearest Matty, today it's been 2 weeks since you went to the Rainbow Bridge. I love you so much, and I miss you so terribly. It seems like only yesterday that you were here, laying in my arms and sleeping. Looking up with your little face, giving me kisses. A big part of my heart is missing, and it will never be replaced. Only fond memories of you fill them. I often look around at the different spots at home where you liked to be, and think of you. Even when I watch something before bed, I would think, the last time I watched this, Matty was laying here with me. I am so very sad. But I know you aren't suffering, and that gives me a little comfort. Ever since we bought you home, I have been dreaming that you were sleeping in my arms, I truly believe that is you telling me you are still here with us. Please keep coming to visit me in my dreams. I got more photo frames for your pictures, that Daddy will help me put up later. I love you with every piece of my being, and never will I experience love like this again. You are always on my mind, and you will always be in my heart my baby boy. Please have find with our other beloved cats at Rainbow Bridge, and come home often to be with us as well. Sending you lots of little kisses and hugs. Love you always my Lover Boy! Mommy

1/2/2017 Dearest Matty, happy new year my baby boy! I wish you were here with us when then all dropped, you would of been in my arms and we would of had a kiss. But I know you were here in spirit and also celebrated at Rainbow Bridge with our other beloved cats. It's going to be almost 3 weeks since you went there, and I still struggle with it all. It seems as if you are still here with us. You were the most special, loving baby boy there ever was, and my heart breaks when I think about never being able to hold you in my arms, and giving you kisses again until we meet at the Bridge. I do have dreams about you sleeping in my arms, happy and healthy again. I think it's the way of telling me that you are ok, and still a part of you here with us. I hope the new year will bring us less struggle, the end of 2016 was especially tough because of your illness. It came too sudden and swift, and seemed like a nightmare. I hope everyone is healthy this year, Dave is sick now, less than a week since you went, he became sick. I know you didn't like him too much, but I know you will wish him a speedy recovery. Because you are the best boy, the most loving boy there is! I miss you so much my heart hurts. I love you more than anything in the world! Love always, Mommy
1/4/17 Dear Matty, today is your 3 week anniversary since you've gone to Rainbow Bridge. I still can't believe it. It feels like a nightmare still. I have dreams at night if you being home and with me, and that seems more real than reality. I love you more than anything in the world Lover Boy, I miss you so terribly. I am hurting so much, but I know you are happy and healthy again, at Rainbow Bridge with our other beloved cats. And a part of you is still here with me, it will always be here in our home. I'm sending you hugs and imagining you being cradled in my arms like a baby. You were the only cat that actually liked that. And I'm giving you lots of kisses. I love you my Baby Boy! Mommy
1/11/17 My darling baby boy Matty, today is your 4 week anniversary since you went to Rainbow Bridge. I can't believe it has been so long already. It feels like yesterday when you were still in my arms at home. You would greet me by the door and give me a kiss while standing on our piano, lay on me on the sofa as soon as I sit down. Or be sleeping on top of the wardrobe and when I come in, you would jump down right away. Sometimes on your favorite window, because you loved the sun and it's warmth. And of course with your string, bringing it around, crying and trying to play with me. I miss you so much my Baby Boy! I love you more than anything in the world! In 3 days it will be your 1 month anniversary. You are always in my mind, so constant. I had a dream that you were here again, with me. Happy and healthy. I know you are visiting me in my dreams and letting me know you're still here. I love you my darling Mama's boy, I am giving you lots of kisses just like we always loved to do. Love always, Mommy
1/14/17 Dearest Matty, today is your one month anniversary to Rainbow Bridge. Just saying the words seem unreal. It all seems like such a nightmare that I will wake up from. I am devasted by it, I keep hoping it will all be fake. But I know you are at Rainbow Bridge and at peace, not hurting or sick anymore. We had so many happy memories, I can see your little face looking up at me with loving eyes, leaning up to me to kiss me. I can see you laying on me as soon as I go on the couch, purring and using your chin to rub me. I can see you bringing your string around and crying, dropping it by me so I can play with you. My dearest lover boy, you mean more to me than anything in the world! My heart is hurting so much just thinking about you. Daddy keeps telling me to think of all the memories of you and be comforted. But I feel sad whenever i think of them, because now in my life I don't have you to create more memories. All these beautiful memories of you will keep you alive though, in our hearts. The last 2 months we spent a lot of time everyday together. And I'm so glad we did that. We took naps together, slept together. It was a miracle that you got over your first illness, and we got the extra two months. I wish we could of saved you from the bone marrow disease. We tried everything my Baby Boy, but we couldn't do anything to save you. I'm happy you got to come home again, to lay on our bed beteeen me and Daddy and purr. To go up by your window and look out at the birdies. To lay with your favorite string. You're the best boy in the whole world and the best thing that's ever happened to me. I cherish the love and memories we shared and it will always be in my heart. I love you my Mama's boy! My Madina, my lover boy! Miss you more than anything. Sending you lots of kisses from here to Rainbow Bridge, and please come and visit often. Love always, Mommy
1/18/17 Dearest Matty, today is your 5 week anniversary at Rainbow Bridge. I'm so sad you've been gone, I can't accept and refuse to believe it sometimes. It always seems like yesterday that you were laying with me and nuzzled on my neck, giving me your loving kisses. I had a dream that you were here with me again, thank you for visiting me in my dreams and letting me know it's ok my baby boy. I know a part of you is still here with us, and will always be. I was thinking about when you and Ralphy were little babies, how when I came in to your " nursery " you would crawl under my dresser. What a tiny little thing you were to be able to fit into that little space! You and Ralphy would have your bottle and then kiss each other because you still had some milk left on the lips, it was so cute! Ever since you were a tiny baby you developed the love to sleep on my chest, and for 15 years that what you continued to do. Our bond is so special, and you have an imprint on my heart that will always stay there. I will try not to be so sad, because I know you you are no longer sick, and you are happy and healthy again and with our other cats at Rainbow Bridge. And I know you always come to visit me and show me love. I love you so so much my Mama's Boy! I miss you so terribly it hurts. I'm sending you lots of kisses on the nose, and I know you're kissing me back. Love always, Mommy
1/25/17 Dearest Matty, today is your 6 week anniversary. Every time I think about it seems like only yesterday you were here. I love you with all my heart and soul. And I miss you so terribly. Life is very hard without you, and I miss your companionship so much. I know part of you is still here with us, and I look to see all your favorite spots at home. You are forever love my baby boy, and forever in my heart. The memories of you and our wonderful times together will always be a part of me, and that keeps you alive. Have lots of fun at Rainbow Bridge with our other beloved cats, and I know you come and visit often. I will see you in my dreams my baby boy. I love you to pieces. Giving you big hugs and lots of kisses, and I know you are sending kisses back to me. Love you always, Mommy
2/1/17 Dearest Matty, today is your 7th week anniversary. I miss you everyday and think about you often. I love you more than anything in the world! I know you came to visit me in my dreams last night, to let me know you are happy and healthy again. You often visit me and I appreciate that so much. I miss you in all your spots at home, and me and daddy were remembering you with your string toy, carrying it in your mouth and crying at the same time. You are so funny and so special. There will never be another like you. You are my baby boy, and will always be in my heart. The memories of you will keep you alive in my heart. Please come visit often. I love you and miss you terribly! Love always, Mommy
2/8/17 Dearest Matty, today is your 8 week anniversary at Rainbow Bridge. I miss you so much and think about you everyday. You are always in my mind, I love you so much my darling baby boy! Every day I think about how it seems like it was like yesterday that you were still here with us. Time goes by so quickly it seems impossible. I placed an angle statue and Valentine's Day gift by your tribute area, and also a dozen red roses. Next week it will be Valentine's Day, and you are my lover boy! I always wish you happy Valentine's Day every year to MaMa's lover boy! You are the best cat ever, and the most loving and caring cat ever. Always snuggling up to me and daddy and giving us kisses and rubs on the face. It would comfort us mutually. I know you are healthy and happy at Rainbow Bridge with our other beloved cats. And I know a part of you is still here at home with us. Miss you so so much it hurts. But I think about memories of you and they will keep you alive in our hearts. Have a very happy Valentine's Day baby, I am giving you a lot of kisses on your nosy and hugs!! I know you are sending them back to me. Love you forever, mommy
2/15/17 Dearest Matty, yesterday 2/14 was your 2 month anniversary at Rinaboe Bridge. And it's been 9 weeks today since you went. It still seems like only yesterday that you were still here with us. I love you so much and miss you terribly! I also want to wish you a happy Valentine's Day my lover boy! Daddy bought me roses yesterday, we haven't had flowers for a long time at home, because you love to eat the flowers and leaves. You couldn't help yourself and would eat all the pretty petals. If we didn't watch out you would eat so much and then throw up. So we couldn't have them. I showed you the pretty roses yesterday because I know you enjoy them so much my baby. I remember when someone would give me Zinnias from their garden, I brought it home and you jumped on the table, and bit the whole flower head off and ate the whole thing. How silly and funny you were. At least we knew Zinnias are ok and not poisonous. How I wish you can be here and enjoy the flowers with me on Valentine's Day. I will do the candle ceremony tonight for you when I get home. I know a part of you is still with us, and you will always be in my heart. I love and miss you so so much my lover boy! Love always, Mommy
3/31/17 My Dearest baby boy Matty, it was your 3 month anniversary at Rainbow Bridge on 3/15. We did the candle ceremony for you, but I didn't write on this page because I got so busy. Today is Mommy's birthday. Every year you and Ralphy would gather around and celebrate with Daddy with me. I would be so happy while we sang and I blew out the candles on my cake. This year you weren't here, I felt very sad, but my wish for my birthday was that you are happy at Rainbow Bridge and looking down on us, that you know how much I love and miss you. I think about Memories of you Giving me kisses all the time, and lying on me, looking up at me with those wonderful eyes. I think about you everyday my dear baby boy. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't have you on my mind. I hope you and our other beloved cats are having a wonderful time at Rainbow Bridge, and have some cake today for my birthday. Your brother Ralphy definitely had some. I miss you so much, and I love you more than anything in the world my darling! Love you always, Mommy
4/15/17 Dearest baby boy Matty, yesterday 4/14 was your 4 month anniversary at Rainbow Bridge. I love you more than anything in the world, I miss you terribly everyday. Not a day passes by that I don't think about you. How you would lay on me right away as soon as I got on the couch, how I can cradle you in my arms like a baby, and how you would give me big kisses and rub on my face. You are the most loving boy ever, I will never experience such love in my life again, and I will always cherish our time and memories. The memories of you will keep you alive in my heart, forever and always! Today Daddy's daughter Suzanne got married. She's only 21. It was a bit emotional for all of us, and I can't help but think of you, because you are my son. I felt a bit sad at such a happy occasion, but of course I had to met so many new people as well so it was a bit awkward. I was mostly sad that a wedding happened on the day after your 4 month anniversary. I love you so much and I miss you so much. I wish you were laying on me right now giving me comfort. I know you are, in spirit. Tomorrow is Easter, it will be your first Easter at Rainbow Bridge. I changed some of your articles by your tribute, you got a bunny rabbit and the Easter egg tree. I hope you have a wonderful Easter with the rest of our Beloved cats at Rainbow Bridge. I love you all and miss you,
You will all forever be in my heart and be kept alive by your memories. Until we meet again, never to be seperated. Happy Easter Matty! Love you always, Mommy
6/30/17 Dearest Matty, it's been 15 days since your 6 month anniversary at Rainbow Bridge. I miss you every day, I love you more than anything in the whole world! I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to write on your tribute page earlier. But please know I think about you everyday, and you are forever in my heart. I often think about things you do, those memories are forever a part of me, and I talk to Daddy about you all the time, we both know you're the best cat ever! You're our child baby boy, I think about you laying on me and rubbing your face on my face to snuggle. And you waiting on the piano whenever we come in, and all the little things that makes you so special, I will never forget them. I can't believe it's been 6 month since you've gone to Rainbow Bridge, it always seems like yesterday that you were still here. I know a part of you is still with us here at home. Please have fun with our other beloved cats at Rainbow Bridge, until we meet again, never to be separated! I will do the candle ceremony for you soon. I ran out of candles at home. I love you forever and miss you dearly Matty! Sending kisses to you from here to Rainbow Bridge! Love always, Mommy
12/14/17
My dearest baby boy Matty, today is your one year anniversary at Rainbow Bridge. I cannot believe it's been a whole year since you went there. It seems like yesterday you were still in my arms, cuddling and giving me lots of kisses. How I long to hold you again, with your little face looking up at me adoringly, and you reaching up to me for a kiss. I miss you so much, the pain is still there, but I know that you're not hurting anymore. You're at Rainbow Bridge with our other beloved cats and you're happy and healthy again. I know a part of you is still with us here at home. I think about you everyday my darling baby boy. Our bond is unbroken, my love for you is forever. You're the best boy in the whole world. And I love you with all my heart and soul. I will do the candle ceremony for you tomorrow night with Daddy. We both love you more gab life itself. I am sending you a big hug and lots of kisses from here to Rainbow Bridge. Love you forever my darling baby boy. You remain in my heart for all of time. One day we will meet again, and cross the rainbow bridge together, never again separated. Love you always, Mommy

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