RC Tillie
And her best friend Oliver

Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Subject: Re: Update On Tillie

Hi Fredericka:

It is a very special relationship that Oliver and Tillie have. She stays close to him most of the time, and he is her lawyer — always bargaining for something on her behalf. I mentioned to Lucy last week that initially Tillie was a little wary of Oliver because his cerebral palsy causes him to move unpredictably at times, and Tillie is not a big fan of unpredictable. Now though, they are simply inseparable. When he gets home from school she starts that dance that she does — up and down with her front paws — and then spins in circles until he gets out of the wheelchair and goes over to her. When he sits on the rug to watch TV or play video games — she’s right next to him. When he goes to his room to do his homework, she goes with him. It’s really great to see. Every boy needs a dog, and every dog needs a boy, I guess.

Anyway, I’m glad you enjoyed the photos; I will certainly keep you updated.
Please give my regards to Mr. Wagner.


Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Subject: Update On RC (Tillie)

Hi Fredericka:

Wanted to update you RC (whom I had renamed Tillie).
She’d doing quite well — fit and happy, and has become particularly great friends with my fiancée’s son, Oliver. He is 12 years old, deaf, with cerebral palsy, and he and Tillie are thick as thieves. She is quite gentle with, and protective of, him.

I thought you might enjoy a few pictures of them taken last Friday — a snow day here. You can really see the love between them. Feel free to use them on your website if you like.

I can’t tell you have happy Tillie has made me (and now us), she is really a treasure. Thank you so much.

Hope all is well with you.

Best regards.