A Tribute to Dillon – By Jackie
In our lives from 19/07/2004 until sadly leaving for the bridge on 27/05/2015
Dillon was seven weeks old rescued from Leigh dogs home, he was my first flyball, agility dog and my first puppy, previously
I always had older rescue dogs.
Dillon came in with his two sisters, but my first look at Dillon and I fell in love with him, our eyes met and we chose each other. He had had colitis and ear mites which took a few months to get rid of with the right
We did obedience, which he gained his Kennel Club Gold Award, we also did some scent work, search squares and directional control. Dillon also did a bit of agility, which he enjoyed and in his first year qualified in ‘The Agility Club
Awards’ with the Starters Agility Challenge, I was so proud of my boy. Then we did flyball and this took over!
Dillon loved his flyball so much, he wasn't in starters for long as he was a natural we went into open and he was a 12”
height dog, Dillon he knew his job and nothing would stop him or get in his way, he'd even jump over dogs and ignore if they got in the way. He never ran out.
We were in Crufts 3 times, first in 2011 with Wilmslow and twice with Live Wires.
gained up to his Pearl award and sadly was only 100 points off getting his Jade award when he retired unfortunately he had lung cancer.
Dillon was given 2/3 months, but he was a fighter, and didn't want to give up. He gained an extra year. Dillon
was a brave little dog, always happy, fun, loving and always wanted to please his mum, he enjoyed his flyball and his flyball friends so much.
Dillon had so much support through his battle with lung cancer and ran a whole year with it, you wouldn’t
have even know he had it! we stopped flyball a month before he passed away. Dillon was happy right up to 3 days before he jumped into the car and fell asleep as Buddy kissed him.
When went on lovely breaks away in Wales, Dillon loved swimming
in the sea, chasing the balls on the beach and playing with his brother Buddy (and Snoopy when he was here). He loved his walks and running around on the field, he also enjoyed the snow. He loved all his cuddles and our special times together.
couldn't ask for a better dog, Dillon was my loyal best friend and gave me so much enjoyment, we went through so much together, and he helped me go through so much good and the bad stuff. All I can say is our eyes met and we chose each other Dillon is
my Super Trooper, I am so grateful and lucky he chose me. His Kennel Club name ‘Dilly Willy Do It’ and yes he certainly did it for me.
Thank you my little Dilly, miss you and love you so much, my loyal, faithful,fun, gorgeous soul
mate, till we meet again.