By JOHN E. BIALAS
Broadmoor Bureau Chief
Tilly is a European basset hound straight outta Broadmoor, the Gulfport, Miss., neighborhood where she has lived with us since August 2013.
She was born in Cleveland, Tenn., and will turn 5 years old next month.
This blog is named after her, a play on The Who song “Pictures of Lily,” but in the months I’ve been writing on the site, I’ve never had a post with nine pictures of Tilly until now.
The “Straight Outta Broadmoor” Tilly meme comes from an online generator to help promote the 2015 film “Straight Outta Compton,” which is about the Los Angeles gangsta rap group N.W.A.
I uploaded a 2014 Tilly photo, taken in her dog run, to the “Straight Outta” meme generator to make her look gangsta, which is out of her character.
This is the photo I used.
It looks like she was in attack-dog training, but it was her way of playing.
She has lots of energy, though her image is quite the opposite because of photos showing her sleeping or just resting on a leather couch in the back room of the house. It’s not our couch. It’s Tilly’s couch, and it has her own bed and covers.
The couch is for her daytime sleeping. Next to the couch is her crate for sleeping at night. Sometimes she chooses to watch the Hallmark Channel from either spot, but most of her time is spent stretched out on the couch.
April 14, 2018 at 3 p.m.
April 11, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.
June 21, 2017 at 6 p.m.
April 4, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Nov. 7, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Jan. 21, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Jan. 24, 2014 at 2 p.m.
If it weren’t for Patty, my wife, we wouldn’t have Tilly. Patty loves bassets.
She got a basset named Molly for our daughter, Kristin, in 1989. Molly was a Christmas present for Kristin, who was 8 years old at the time, and Kristin was in college when Molly passed away in 2002.
Ever since, Patty wanted another basset and it took more than 10 years for that to happen.
Patty does everything for Tilly and that includes trips to the vet in Biloxi, trips to the vet in Mandeville, La., and an occasional trip to Dairy Queen in Gulfport for a vanilla ice cream cone.
I’ve got a feeling a cone will be Tilly’s birthday present.