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June 11, 2013

Memories of Tillie, the ‘Indian Fort Dog’

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BEREA —

Meredith Cornelison Reed - “My son loved hiking with Tillie so much that when we got a dog of our own he named her Tilly!”

Patti Jo Durbin “- Aww. She is such a sweet dog. We look forward to seeing her on the trails. The last time We were there she was hiking with an older couple. Every time they'd stop and rest she would too. It was like she was watching over them.”

Diane Gilliam - “Tillie picked us out of the crowd and hiked to the East Pinnacle with us one day. She led all the way but stopped wherever we stopped. She is a great guide and seems to watch over her people. She also seems to understand the best places for photos. It'll never be the same without her. I've got some great pics of her on the east pinnacle but don't know how to post them to your wall.”

Jennifer Koach - “My first hike to Indian Fort Mountain was in March of this year. When googling the site for directions, I found stories about Tillie. I adore animals, and so I had my fingers crossed I would see her. I told my companions, and they were skeptical about the story. When we got to the top, there she was, chilling underneath a hammock. When we arrived, she came up to greet us. We spent a few minutes together enjoying the view, and gave her some water. Then she spotted a hiker with beef jerky, and she was off on her next adventure. A month later I brought a friend there just so she could meet Tillie, and we found her at the top of East Pinnacle, watching over a group of folks repelling down the side. I Tillie.”

Amy Stevens Bingham - “Hiking there will not be the same for our family without Tillie!”

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