Valkenburg Matilda The Hun
Van Valkenburg Matilda The Hun- "Tillie"
Age at Death: 7.5 Years
Sire: Van Valkenburg Vlladmir
Dam: Van Valkenburg Emma
Owners: Jenny & Stephen Colditz
Breeders: Scott and Suzie Weaver - Van Valkenburg Kennels
Tillie was the first DDB we purchased. From the moment we saw her we knew
she was a feisty little thing. She guarded the food bowl so her siblings
could not get to it. We could tell she was definitely going to rule the
roost. We got her home and she immediately ran to our two grown great danes
with no fear. Tillie was our little Princess Warrior. She guarded our home ,
protected us and was absolutely fearless, yet loving. She loved to bite on
our danes tail as a puppy and give them a run for their money. She also
loved to play FLASHLIGHT- chasing the light all around the room. Her
favorite game was chasing the sprinkler or taking a mud bath. Tillie was
ALWAYS in to something. In our eyes she was a true DDB- our protector. When
we brought her grandfather Remus to live with us it was odd- there was an
instant connection between them- they snuggled and played together. We have
fostered and had other DDB in our home, but none have been the guard dog that
Tillie was. Tillie began losing weight and we could not figure out why.
Numerous tests were run on her and all came back negative. After months of
declining health we had to make the difficult decision to let Tillie go be
with her grandfather, Remus. The vet determined through examination that she
had cancer. Tillie is the reason we fell in love with the breed and have
continued to own and foster Bordeauxs. I want to thank Scott and Suzie Weaver
for giving us the opportunity to have such a wonderful dog in our family. RIP
Sweet Princess Warrior- we love and miss you.
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