Tilly’s Southbank family

Tilly’s Southbank family
Sean Car

Local cocker spaniel Tilly has strong family ties to Southbank and has wasted no time creating a strong sense of community in her building since moving in one year ago.

According to her owner Magda, Tilly’s journey began before even arriving in Southbank. After Magda met another cocker spaniel, Dylan, in their building, they had connected with Dylan’s mum and in her words, “quickly grew attached to both of them!”

“We would have Dylan on the weekends and decided to get a dog ourselves. Tilly is Dylan’s younger sister and we got her from a breeder in Pakenham,” Magda said.

“We waited for quite some time until we could finally bring her home. She is one year old now and it’s been great having her older sister so close to us. They see each other every day!”

“Loving”, “affectionate”, “happy”, “loyal” and “smart” are all words Magda used to describe Tilly, and furthermore, she said she was “easy to train.”

As for food, she enjoys a regular diet of rice, meat, vegies and even fruits – a habit Magda said had come as somewhat of a surprise …

“She loves fresh vegies and fruits, especially watermelon and carrots.”

As for life in Southbank, it couldn’t get much better for Tilly. She’s adapted easily to apartment life and enjoys regular walks to the Shrine, Kings Domain and along the Yarra River.

However, one desire shared by the Southbank Village residents is for a fenced dog park to be established on the Southbank side of Kings Way.

“That would be so helpful as the one in South Melbourne is so close to the main road and I don’t feel safe taking her there for a play!” Magda said •

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