Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Meet & Greet Matilda

Hey, thanks for coming by this week's Meet & Greet.  We're a bit embarrassed because we promised these nice dogs we'd do this post two weeks ago; however, when we went looking for our subject, there wasn't one so no M&G was posted that week.  Turned out a certain someone - and we won't tell on Miss Slip of the Fingers but her initials are J A N - deleted the file on us. We'd lock her in the doghouse but not only does it not have a door, but it's guarded by Rusty.  He keeps those Nutty Ninja Squirrels and the Cracked Nut Chipmunk Command on retainer.

Without further delay, we'd like to introduce you to Matilda the lovely greyhound and her siblings Livvia and Kes from Mathilda's Journey.  Their blog opened in January 2013 to chronicle Matilda's journey with cancer.


My name is Matilda, and adopted from Greyhound Friends of New Jersey. I am an older greyhound recovering from Lymphoma.  On August 28 of this year, I completed six months of chemotherapy and I'm in remission.

I have been a Therapy Dog, as well as a thrice-homed dog. Actually, I still am a Therapy Dog. My claim to fame is that I am Gandhi-like. I'm extremely peaceful and friendly, and have rolled with the punches many times.

Oh yes, I'm told that I am very beautiful. You can read about my travels on my blog.

My sister Olivia (Livvie), a rescued Rat Terrier, is  from Louisiana via a national rescue group, Ratbone Rescue. She is intense and extremely loving.  She writes a page called Livvie Lets Loose, which can be amusing since she has that Rat terrier intensity. 

Olivis (Livvie)
My brother Kessie, another rescued Rat Terrier, has been with us now almost a year. He is also from Louisiana and we got him from a local rescue group with a funny name - Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.. He is sweet and gentle, but fierce outdoors when we are on walks.  He writes about compassion in his column Kes Conjures Compassion.


We are all very close, and cuddle and play frequently.

People like to see what I'm up to, and how my health is. My mom started the blog when I was first diagnosed with Lymphoma, and was starting chemo. However, my journey is not only that of a cancer survivor and Therapy Dog who is a greyhound, but a way of living that is peaceful, compassionate and care-taking of other beings. Thanks.


You can read more about Matilda, Kes and Livvie on Matilda's Journey.  Their blog is set up quite differently than any we're used to.  In order to find their posts, you can click on one of 3 links in the sidebar - Recent Links, Archives or Categories.  There is no option at the bottom of the page to go to older or newer posts.

If you would like to be featured in a Meet & Greet, send us a short write-up about your blog and a photo or two.  Our contact information is in the left sidebar.   You can also send us a write-up on a friend's blog.

Just a reminder - not that any of our M & G subjects have had this on - but we would like to add, if you have word verification on, please turn it off, as it is a problem for many bloggers to read.  Check your settings! 


  1. Lovely to meet Matilda and her family. We will go and find her blog.

    Thanks for highlighting the WV thingy again. It is a nightmare!!

  2. Hi Matilda we have 2 cousins and a foster on NJ who live with moms brother. They are from your group
    Benny & Lily

  3. We are so happy to meet Matilda and hers family!!! We love hearing about them being rescued.
    Stella Rose

  4. Thanks for sharing about these woofies. We love that Mathilda is in remission with her Lymphoma. We lost our Madison to lymphoma. It was discovered too late to do anything, and he died 13 days later. We hope the remission turns into full recovery for this therapy dog. Thank you so much for coming to our birthday party today. The more the merrier so we can raise lots of $$. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  5. Lovely to meet Matilda and her family!
    I will go and find her blog :)

  6. What a lovely group of woofies!!!

  7. Matilda and her siblings are very nice woofies. They sound like a lively group too. We are glad that matilda is in remission and we purr it continues for ever :)
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

  8. That is a great doggie family! Matilda's story seems amazing. I am glad to read that she is in remission.

    I also wanted to thank you for your wishes for Milou's birthday =^.^=


  9. Ninja Chipmunks. Oh My Paw what is next Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles??

  10. Thank you for sharing about Matilda and her family. They certainly sound like some wonderful and nice woofies!

  11. Thanks for your visit, Jan! So nice to meet Matilda and her wonderful family.


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