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Just A Story About My Lilly

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Western NC

    Just A Story About My Lilly

    Lilly went to the Bridge on Tuesday, May 8. She was 11 years old and she was my constant companion.

    A few years ago, it was spring and I went to the grocery store and had her with me in the car. I left the car running with the A/C on and all windows cracked, and her water bowl in the passenger side floorboard, so she was safe, not overheated, or otherwise mistreated. I love my Lilly (still) and I would never hurt her.

    I just went in to pick up a few things, and when I came out, there were some people gathered around my car and I heard sirens.

    My first thought was, "Oh God, some idiot stuck his arm through the window and she bit him!!"

    That wasn't it. An elderly man fell between my car and the truck parked next to mine, and he broke his hip and couldn't get up. Lilly barked and howled up a storm and attracted the attention of some folks who came to see what was happening. They called 911 for the man, and as soon as these people got there to tend to the man, Lilly quit barking.

    They all said Lilly was howling and barking like she was being abused or something, When the ambulance arrived, the store manager came out and heard that Lilly had barked and howled to get attention and he asked us, "Whose dog is this?"

    I said, "She's mine."

    The ambulance came and got the man and when it was over, the store manager told me to go back in and get the biggest, fattest steak I could find and some dog toys for her ... for free. He said, "Tell the cashier ****** told you to."

    I did. The cashier said "Okay," and I walked out with a nice rib eye steak and two dog toys.

    We had meatloaf that evening, but Lilly got the steak and her toys. Happy day!

    I got the man's name and found out later he had a hip replacement and was doing fine.

    Lilly, you are the best!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Wonderful story, Lilly was a good girl and she helped that poor man get aid. So nice of the store clerk too to give her some steak and toys.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    So sorry you lost her. Thank you for sharing this.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2015
    Ha! Great story. Lilly saved the day.

  5. #5
    I love that story!
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    Help all the pets you can!

  6. #6
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    Jul 2017
    Awesome story! Lilly was a heroine that day.

  7. #7
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    Mar 2015
    PA USA
    That was not the outcome I expected. Lilly really saved the day! Thanks for sharing more about her

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Western NC
    Thank you all! Sorry, it has taken some time for me to re-visit this.

    Lilly was my hero, my pride and joy, my girlfriend, my girl ....

    If there was any wish I could have, I would wish all dogs were so loved and appreciated as I was with my girl, Lilly.

    Way to go Lilly! I'll never forget you.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    That is an amazing story and such a fond memory to have of your dog, thanks for sharing it

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