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Miss April- Tilly Jane

by Kris Phillips

I met Lisa & Tilly Jane through the Colorado Pet Pantry 2021 calendar contest. We found the perfect spot in Lakewood’s Addenbrooke Park on a beautiful summer afternoon to stroll through some wildflowers and roll in the grass. Tilly Jane’s one of our Grand Prize winners and featured as Miss April in the 2021 calendar.

Tilly’s super sweet personality coupled with her stunning fashion sense made her photo session one to write home about! Move over Tyra…Tilly Jane’s the next Top Model!

When not on set Tilly Jane’s favorite hobbies include rolling around on the rug making “monster noises”, people watching from the lap of her favorite person, and sneaking onto the back of the couch cushions. But only when no one’s looking.

English Bulldog at Addenbrooke Park in Lakewood Colorado

Don’t let her diva fashion sense fool you. This beautiful girl came from humble beginnings. On her application to be Colorado Pet Pantry’s next top dog model she shared a bit of her less than ideal upbringing.

“Hi friends! My name is Tilly ✨I’m 6 years old and my family left me to move to Hawaii. They left me with a friend and he didn’t take very good care of me 😡 I ended up preggers, super under weight and anemic. But, then a wonderful rescue took me in and with tons of love and yummy food I got healthy again!! I started to hear foster mom talk about how it was time to find a furever family and I got really nervous. I loved my foster family and didn’t want to leave! Just then a nice angel named Winston visited me and told me he was going to send my mom to meet me. He told me he knew I needed lots of love and so did she 💗 he promised we’d be perfect for each other! And boy was he right! I knew when she showed up she was the one. I wouldn’t leave her side and rushed to the door as soon as she asked, “are you ready to go home?”  I’m love neighborhood walkies to meet the neighbors and resting my head on mom’s face and chest 😆 We’ve gone on so many adventures and I can’t wait to go on more!”

Lisa and Tilly Jane found each other while Lisa was still mending a broken heart and not even sure she was ready to love another dog.

But then, there was Tilly Jane, and who could resist those big brown eyes in need of someone to snuggle with?! It was pretty much love at first slobber. And the rest is history!

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