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An Anniversary

T. & H. September 2009Howard & Tilly, Sept. 13, 2009

Today is the day, two years ago, when we brought little 8-week-old Tilly home from the farm in Tiverton where she was born....

H, V, & T September 2010Howard, Victoria, & Tilly on her first anniversary, September 2010

We'd driven to the farm intending to choose a pup (probably male) from a lively litter of eight -- but she was the one who chose us instead, with a quiet determination that was startling in its clarity. Then she sat calm as a Buddha on my stepdaughter's lap during the long drive home through the winding Devon lanes, with nary a fuss or backwards look. Planting herself firmly at the center of our family. Where she has been ever since.

T & meTilly & me, September 2011 (photo by Howard)

"I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better."   - George Bird Evans

"My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am."   - Anon.