TILLY would be the first to admit that she is slow to make friends. Whether it’s a new human or a dog, she likes to take time to get to know them.
She doesn’t always make friends with the obvious candidates either. Another Jack Russell of similar size and markings was totally ignored by Tilly even though they lived almost next door to each other for more than four years. Obviously the vibes were wrong.
An unexpected friendship has blossomed between Tilly and a bearded collie called Willoughby. Who could have foreseen that such an unlikely pair would hit it off? Leggy, bouncy, outgoing Willoughby and short, quiet, reserved Tilly make an unusual sight as they trot along together in the woods, firm friends wherever they go. Whether following an interesting scent in the undergrowth or just leading their humans along the path, there is a definite bond between them.
However, their size is not the only difference between them: Tilly can swim but Willoughby can’t. Not yet anyway.