Anna Marie Giannini saw an advertisement online that said they were giving away a litter of adorable puppies, but one of the puppies was different, and that’s exactly what caught her eye.
It is about Tilly, the protagonist of this story, an adorable Tibetan spaniel who steals Anna’s heart.
From the first moment Anna saw Tilly, she knew she was a special dog.
“When I arrived, they had told me that one of the puppies was deformed and that they could not find a home for her and that could lead to euthanasia. I had already fallen in love with her and I had visualized us together before they finished saying that horrible thing, “said Anna.
Tilly was born with short spine syndrome, a rare condition in which her compressed vertebrae make her look like a neckless dog with a very small back.
When Anna held Tilly in her arms, she couldn’t believe that no one wanted to take her home.
When I got it, it was a little fluff ball. It fit perfectly in my hand. During the whole trip home she lay on my lap. She was looking at me with her big brown eyes, and I immediately knew that she needed me and I needed her, ”added Anna.
From that moment on, Anna promised herself that Tilly would never feel rejected again.
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As Tilly got older her short spine was more noticeable, however that hasn’t stopped her from doing everything the rest of the furry ones do.
“She was born with a syndrome and, like humans born with a special condition, her body has learned to adapt. She has had no health problems or complications due to her short spine. We hope you have a long and healthy life, ”said Anna.
Tilly just needs a little help getting on and off the furniture, but for that she uses special ladders. Anna always takes time during the day to give her a little massage.
Tilly does not hesitate to show Anna her appreciation for everything she does for her. Tilly has a happy life, feels loved, and loves her home.
“Every hour she comes up to me spontaneously and fills me with kisses and then goes back to bed. It is like a clock, it seems that it needs kisses to function ”, added Anna.
Although this adorable little dog does not feel different, her appearance draws attention not only of people, but also of the other furry ones.
“The other dogs are often intrigued when they see her, but they are very kind to her. However, she does not care. She is definitely a determined dog and if she wants to play she will do so with any puppy regardless of their size, ”said Anna.
Anna assures that she has learned a lot from Tilly and would not change anything about her.
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“Tilly sleeps in bed with me, she rests her head on the pillow and tucks her paws under the blanket. She always has to be close to me, touching me. When I cook she stands right between my legs and when I do my homework she is lying next to me with her legs on me, ”said Anna.
Tilly reminds Anna daily that she should be grateful for a new day.
Anna feels very lucky to have Tilly, and is very happy that she is the one who gives this dog a happy life.
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