Matilda (1999-2013) ✟

Domestic Shorthair [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Matilda  (1999-2013) ✟, a female Domestic Shorthair

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"Hello, I'm Matilda, but you can call me Tilly if you want to."

Sex: Female   Weight: 12 lbs.

Hold that pose, pretty girl!

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"Hold that pose, pretty girl!"

Fat?  No, just more of me to love!

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"Fat? No, just more of me to love!"

Me?  No, I didn't pull this bed out in the hall !  Must have, who can I blame?

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"Me? No, I didn't pull this bed out in the hall ! Must have, who can I blame?"

Queso, listen up...Here's the plan...

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"Queso, listen up...Here's the plan..."

Ho Hum...

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"Ho Hum..."

Oh Hi Dad!

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"Oh Hi Dad!"

At least the camera likes me...!

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"At least the camera likes me...!"

Our pretty Tilly

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"Our pretty Tilly"

Purrs to my beloved angel brother.

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"Purrs to my beloved angel brother."

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Tilly, Chunky Monkey, Grump, Noisey Kitty

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

August 13th 1999

Gray Tabby

Laying on Mom's chest while she watches TV, kneading, having her face stroked, licking

All the other cats

Favorite Toy:
Rarely plays with toys, but does like the feather wand, and peacock feather

Favorite Nap Spot:
Under the bed, or on the bedroom bench

Favorite Food:
Hills CD, Fancy Feast Dry, lunch meat turkey

Has perfected the loudest defensive scream you have ever heard. She also flirts with her daddy, she lays on her back and wiggles around to attract his attention! She also flosses her teeth! (explained below)


Arrival Story:
This is wild, but true... Matilda's mother cat, while pregnant, was struck by a car in a small, neighboring town. She was taken to their local shelter, where the vet there thought he could save the kittens, since she appeared nearly term, but the mother was too injured to make it. He delivered 5 kittens, and after several weeks, Matilda was the sole survivor. She was adopted by a client of ours, who got her as a gift for her sister, who was living with her while her house was being built. The two sisters got into an argument, and Matilda, along with her litter pan, was thrown out into the driveway. A lot of yelling went on, including "Take your *!#@*! cat too!". The first sister had a 120 lb Rotweiller, who was licking her lips, so we decided she might be better off with us. We still had one more job to do before driving back to our town, and little Matilda rode in the back seat among our tools, and was very good. We don't know if it's because she was raised at a shelter, but she doesn't meow, she says "Rah, Rah" like a dog! Another trait of Matilda's that she has done for years, is flossing her teeth!. She chooses a sting or cord on one of the blinds, and cleans her teeth! She isn't just chewing on them, because no matter how thin the cord, she has never chewed through one. I periodically clean her favorite cord. She always has good dental check-ups!

Matilda was an outcast from the start, and many years later, she still is. She loves us both, but doesn't get along with any of the older cats, and was picked on by most of them. When we got her, she was so small, we thought she was about 8 or 9 weeks old. After the vet examined her teeth, he said she was a lot older than she looked, probably at least 6 months. She has since made up for her slow start! Matilda uses her voice as her best weapon. She will yell at the top of her lungs when another cat gets too close, and it scares them away! She never fights, but has taken a few bites on her rump, and gotten a notch in her ear, from an unknown assailant. She will participate in group games, but prefers to eat alone. When Lily's and Annabelle's babies came to live with us, she made at least an attempt at friendship. We look out for her, and she returns the favor by being a sweet girl. She could use some friends, so hopefully she will make some on Catster.

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Birthday : August 13, 1999

I've Been On Catster Since:
October 14th 2006 More than 10 years!

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