In Memory of




Obituary for Matilda ""Merindah"" Boyd

Waltzing Matilda no more…

25 September 2013 - 7 October 2022

Today my best mate and fellow adventurer, Merindah Matilda crossed the Rainbow Bridge after a short battle with lymphoma. Matilda blessed our family for nearly 9 years and was named after the song, Waltzing Matilda. Her family and friends are heartbroken and I have a big hole in my heart and feel lost. She will be greatly missed by her cousin Hunter. 💔🐾

Miss Matilda was born in Cleveland Tennessee and crossed the bridge in Englewood Ohio. She was loved by so many and she made friends easy. She rescued me on ANZAC Day in April 2014 as a shy pound puppy, but did she blossom! Her most favourite thing to do was to play frisbee, go on walkies at the park, chase squirrels, but she really loved her car rides where she could hang her head out of the window. She was my true blue best mate in everything we did in life and she loved being in the kitchen helping me keep the floor clean while I cooked. Matilda loved to snuggle on the couch and on the bed. She loved everyone she met and they loved her. She definitely brightened my life greatly and she was so loyal and a great comfort to me when I grieved the loss of friends. Matilda was full of love and loved life.

Matilda my sweet darling girl, please find the others who have been loved by me when you get to heaven: Look for my childhood mate Rocky, and he will lead you to Tiny, Cassie, Sydney, Adelaide, and your feline mate, Milo. You will be welcomed home by all, I promise. As we discussed while you were so sick, I promise I will help another pound puppy and they will rescue me like you did nine years ago. You and I have travelled to 48 states and you have been the best mate and van dog anyone could ever wish for. Please get Rocky and Cassie to show you where the Frisbee & bone yard is and have a great time until I join you. Matilda, you were truly my very best mate and we have shared heaps of adventures together.

I was Matilda’s third owner by the time she was six months old in a pound, starting with little food but ended her life with an abundance of food in a loving environment full of adventure. Matilda, you made my life so much richer and my heart full while you were here with me.

“Have You a dog in Heaven, Lord?
Is there room for just one more?
Cause my little dog died today;
She'll be waiting at Your door.
Please take her into Heaven, Lord.
And keep her there for me.
Just feed her, pet her, love her Lord,
That's all I ask of Thee.” -Unknown

Fly high my dear sweet girl and chase all the frisbees, rabbits and squirrels you see. You sure made friends easily and you will be so very much missed. Matilda, I will never forget you and will love you forever.

Thank you for filling our hearts with so much love and happiness for so many years. We’ll see you on the other side. Happy trails to you my darling girl, until we meet again. 💔

Dogs don’t live as long as humans because they come here already knowing how to love everyone. I’ll be Waltzing Matilda no more… 😭💔

Love, Mum

PS: I’m absolutely shattered.