Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tilly - the Goldy

I'm back! It's 2am and mum can't sleep (thanks to jet lag!). So, that's why we're blogging at this unearthly hour when most normal people are asleep. Still I'm not complaining coz it's high time she devoted some time to my blog after neglecting it for so long. I promised to introduce you to Tilly, a special Goldy friend from Down Under.

Like me, Tilly loves...

A tummy rub

A car ride

A good run in the park (and boy oh boy, she's like speedy Gonzales!)

She also does tricks for treats - See how intently she is staring at the treat?

Given her "beagle-like" qualities (even though she's a golden retriever), is it surprising that my humans fell in love with her?

But Tilly is more than just an adorable, lovable Goldy. She is a miracle dog...It all started at a leash free park a couple of months back.

Her humans often take Tilly to the park for a game of fetch. It was late and dark. Unbeknown to her humans, Tilly found some rubber rings at the park, about the size of a 50 cent coin and ate it, thinking it was food. She fell violently ill and had to undergo surgery, which was when they found the deadly rubber rings. All in all, she swallowed about 4 rings.

Remember my previous post titled "Sick as a dog"? Well, Tilly is the classic example of the reason why the phrase came about. The explanation given was "Because dogs eat just about anything they find, they often get sick. So it's fitting to describe someone who is not feeling well as being "sick as a dog." In this case,the rubber rings almost killed her. It didn't help that there were complications arising from the surgery and she had to undergo two other surgeries after that. It was a traumatic experience for Tilly and her humans. Needless to say, her surgeries were expensive but when you're a dog lover, there is no cost too great for your beloved dog. Her humans are considering getting dog medical insurance (first time I've ever heard of it) but apparently that's available in Australia.

It truly is a miracle that Tilly lives today - a testimony to the love her humans have for her. She continues to live life to the fullest, running like the wind!

P.S. If you want to do a reading experiment, pop over to mum's blog and read the post "Can you read this?"


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What a beaWOOty!

Tank woo fur sharing her AND her story!

She truly is furry lukhky!


Agatha and Archie said...

SHe is very lovely!! WE do like to eat a lot of things dont we?! Love A+A

Sapphire said...

pretty! no pictures of Kess??!

Cinnamon and Mint said...

Welcome back to blogging!

I am glad that Tilly is well now in spite of having had a traumatic experience like that. We have insurance for Cinnamon, and it did help a lot when she was hospitalised for a week in January!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kess!
Glad you are back!
Thanks for sharing the story of Tilly.
Glad to know she is doing well after that experience!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

i said...

Tilly is so pretty and what an amazing story!

Gennasus said...

You're back at last! What a looker Tilly is, glad she survived that ring business.

We have pet insurance here, it seems to be a growing business.

Martha said...

Hi Kess
We have certainly missed you and are glad you are back.
Thanks for telling us Tilly's story - we loved looking at her beautiful pics.
We are always eating things we shouldnt!!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Fred said...

Glad Tilly is OK and glad your mom is back with you!
I was sick as a dog yesterday...blech.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh, she's lovely Kess....does she also come in tricolour, hehehe?
Lucky to be alive too as you say.....did the rubber rings cause a blockage or were they poisonous pellets or something?
We have pet insurance here too...but if you show or breed your dogs it becomes so expensive you may as well just pay for the surgery!
We are neglecting our blog too :o( and feeling VERY guilty for not managing to visit everyone.....but we're hoping to do some catching up every day from now....HOPING, Mum!
We'll go and do the reading experiment though, we're intrigued!
Hope you're well :D
Slobbers xx

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Tilly, seem like you and I have a lot of commons: a good run in the park, tummy rub...
I'm glad you pulled it through your sickness before, that a true miracle!
Love y'all.

Thor and Jack said...

Welcome back!
Thanks for sharing Tilly´s story.
She is a beauty! And sure you too Kess!



Tilly sounds like fun. Glad she survived those evil rubber rings.

Essex & Deacon

Life With Dogs said...

That last picture is brilliant! I'd love to post it elsewhere - could you e-mail me if it's ok with you?

Boo Casanova said...

i like the idea of getting "dog fix" while away for vacation. :D

mom is going away for short vacation wif her gfs. she might look for dog fix anywhere she could! lol

wet wet licks


Ice Pony Girl said... that last photo! Super happy doggie!


Maybe, we can invent a new saying. "For love of a dog." What do you think.

Essex & Deacon

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