Today we introduce our guest blogger, Karlee, and therapy dog, Tillie. We were lucky to snag Karlee for this interview because she headed home shortly thereafter. Thank you, Karlee, and congratulations on your return home! We and all the therapy dogs you loved to visit with will sure miss you, but we look forward to welcoming you and your family back in October as the featured family at our annual gala!
Hi, I’m Karlee and I love all the therapy dogs at the Ronald McDonald House. Today I am interviewing Tillie, who visits us on Mondays. Tillie’s owner is named Jim.
Jim: Hi Karlee!
Karlee: Hi Jim!
Karlee: How old is Tillie and how did she get her name?
Jim: Well, she is four years old and her name is actually Matilda, but we call her Tillie. Her registered name is SHS Matilda’s Dream. The SHS stands for the kennel she came from, Straus Haus Shepherds
Karlee: Oh, when is her birthday?
Jim: She was born on November 2.
Karlee: What kind of dog is she?
Jim: She’s a Shiloh Shepherd. They are bred for search and rescue and have nice, calm personalities. She loves all children.
Karlee: She’s so nice. Does she have any tricks?
Jim: Her favorite treats are anything crunchy.
Karlee: Does she have any favorite toys?
Jim: She really likes squeaky toys, especially birds and squirrels
Karlee: Does she like coming to the House?
Jim: Oh yes, she loves to see all the kids. That’s what she enjoys the most.
Karlee: What does she do when she’s not at the House?
Jim: She likes to be a beta tester for toys.
Karlee: She sure is a good dog.
Jim: Thank you. She was in a parade the very next day after she first came home. She is a real champion in the showroom and loves to work with soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She also loves to go to Reading with Rover events, and coming here, of course.
Karlee: Thank you. I’m going to give Tillie a hug now.
Jim: Go for it. Thanks, Karlee!