As described by the American Kennel Club The Old English Sheep dog has “a clownish energy.” This trait was not lost on Tilly. Whether she is cannon balling into my couch pillows or having a conversation with her reflection in the stove, she never fails to entertain. Tilly, short for Matilda, has many nicknames in our household. Tilly Manilly, Tilly Mae, dilly dilly are just a few.
Tilly is the epitome of a Velcro dog and spends her days following me around taking brief breaks to make sure my five year old son is within sight. Tilly is a gentle soul who would loves nothing more than a long game of fetch and a nap on the couch. She somehow always knows when it’s been a rough day and Offers a head in my lap and lots of snuggles. Tilly loves other dogs and plays like an absolute goofball. If your other two dogs are sleeping. She is known to wake them up by laying right on them tugging on their collar. If the other dogs won’t play, she always takes time to see if the bird will entertain her.
We have a small Quaker parrot named Squirtle. Tilly absolutely loves her best buddy Squirtle. Tilly will sit and watch him as he chatters and she turns her head side to side staring intently. Occasionally Squirtle lets himself out of the cage and he always finds his way to Tilly. She lays down and inches closer and closer slowly so Squirtle can come preen her hair. She is always so gentle with other small animals and children.
Tilly is truly a perfect package, not only does Tilly have the perfect temperament, she happens to be one of the cutest dogs to ever exist. She is average size for an Old English sheepdog with a beautiful full coat and the sweetest eyes you’ve ever seen.