It is with deep sorrow that we at Wesleying must share that Mathilde Roth, Michael Roth’s dog, passed away recently. Roth posted a tribute to her on his Twitter on April 10th, saying that it’s “So sad to say goodbye to our beloved Mathilde.” As college students, our interactions with pets are far and few between, and I know that for many of us, seeing Mathilde out for a walk around campus was an uplifting sight. Even if we didn’t really get to interact with her, her presence was still felt, and it was obvious that she was a very good girl. She will be missed by all of us. Continue below the cut to see a selection of heartwarming Mathilde photos, and to remember her fondly.
The latest touchingdogmovie to hit the YouTubes is quickly gaining popularity for its originality and authentic homegrown Wesleyan flair, though this one unfortunately doesn’t star Dave Matthews. In what may or may not be an effort to prove the haterz wrong, resident canine enthusiasts Matt Lichtash ’13 and Evan Weber ’13 have produced a swagtastic video chronicling Weber’s journey to the Wesleyan package window with his mayne Shadow, a gloriously plush stuffed dog whose preferred mode of transportation is a fine setof wheels. Intentionally or otherwise, this at times hilarious, at times heart-wrenching short piece definitively answers the question that’s been plaguing our generation: Is it considered derpy to keep stuffed animals in my dorm?? :/
Expert cinematography on Lichtash’s part frames what just might be the next Great American YouTube Clip About Someone’s Stuffed Dog. At the risk of entering spoiler territory, I will reveal to you only this: the package finds its rightful owner well. But the adventure has only just begun.
An insider source exclusively revealed that this groundbreaking development in cinema has already caught the attention of Evan’s mom, who “liked it so much as to post its link on her Facebook page.” The film is additionally rumored to have received a rating of 5 stars from DJ Darkslope’s mother.