Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tilly, a rescue story

Winner of the Handcrafted Airedale dish
Teri Murdock


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Sept.27th -8pm EDT
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-Rescue Story-


Text by Ali Pepe(Tilly's owner)

Tilly was adopted in May and is doing amazingly well in her new “Forever Home.” Here’s her owner’s story:

When she first came to me she was very skittish, withdrawn, scared - the list could go on. Now she is the most loving, caring, smart, typical Airedale. Everyone hoped that she would eventually come into her own and act like a typical Airedale. I must say, after two months she is just that! I am a school teacher and when I am gone Tilly throws what I like to call “Tilly Parties.” These consist of all of her toys pulled out of her basket and thrown all over the place. She likes to flip over her blankets, pillows, and she even goes for the dish towel hanging on the handle of the oven. (This leads me to believe that she does not sleep when I am gone, she just parties!) She thinks she runs the house, but in some cases she does just that. She is very well behaved and is doing better following directions and walking on her leash.

Her favorite place is her couch, mind you she must have a pillow and blanket on her couch at all times. Sometimes I feel like I run a small hotel and the only thing missing is a mint on her pillow! Tilly has made so many new friends around the neighborhood and even around town. She loves going to the dog park and playing with all of her friends, she is a very fast runner and an even better catcher. Tilly just recently made a trip up to New Jersey for the holidays to meet the rest of her family. It was love at first sight and she was spoiled rotten.

Words cannot describe the love I have for this little girl. I am very blessed to have such an amazing dog to share my life with. Thank you, Debbie and everyone from Airedale Rescue, for putting this sweet dog in my life.
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Literary Day
enjoy 3 books that depict Airedales
To Aire is Divine--stories of Airedales
Presidential Pets--Presidents and dogs through Bush with Millie(yes, Laddie Boy is in here)
Crossing the Gates of Alaska--a story of a 600mile journey with 2 Airedales

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  1. It sounds like you have the most wonderful life, Tilly. We are thrilled for you!
    Congratulations to Teri!

  2. Ooooh some awesome books to read! Tilly looks like a sweetie, I'm so glad she found a good home.

  3. Sounds like a match made in Heaven, glad you both found the right partner to share life with. Life is merrier with an Airedale Terrier. Congratulations to you both, Tilly and Ali!


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